Britten Sinfonia Academy: Experimentation and electronics – 24 & 25 February
In six intensive courses across the season, the talented young musicians in Britten Sinfonia Academy (BSA) explore different aspects of repertoire, performance and musical leadership for which Britten Sinfonia is renowned.
For the first time ever, Britten Sinfonia Academy will explore the possibilities of working with live electronics, mentored by electronic composer/improviser, Dr Julio D’Escrivan. The orchestra will be collaborating with Anglia Ruskin University’s Music Technology Department to explore the use of live electronics and composition using the sound painting technique. Come along to the open rehearsal on 25 February to hear the results.
Britten Sinfonia Academy Composer Hub – 24 & 25 February
The BSA composer hub aims to support talented young composers aged 11-18 from the East of England. We aim to develop their creative, technical and stylistic skills through a programme of tailored compositional briefs, mentoring, rehearsals and public performance opportunities. This year the hub is led by professional composer Tom Coult, who will mentor the four students across the year and attend one day of each of the six orchestral courses. Tom will also write a new commission for the Academy which will be premiered during our At Lunch Four concerts in Norwich and Cambridge in July 2018.