Dartington International Summer School & Festival
28 July – 25 August 2018
Dartington International Summer School & Festival has announced the concert programme for its 70th Anniversary curated by renowned pianist and artistic director Joanna MacGregor. Over 100 concerts from outstanding names in the music world have been confirmed.
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Duos come and duos go. And some nurture and fine tune their art and watch it grow into something original, captivating and award-winning. Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have entwined their professional and personal relationship into a class act of imaginative songwriting and musicianship.
Continue reading Personae | Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman release 5th studio album and head off on tour
The battle for supremacy between bacteria and antibiotics normally goes unseen, either behind closed doors in the laboratory or concealed deep within the human body.
There are few relationships in music as successful as that of Paul McCartney and John Lennon. To mark the 60th anniversary of their first meeting, Dr Alexis Kirke, a composer at the University of Plymouth, has used a computer algorithm to chart the emotional development of their friendship through their lyrics.
Continue reading Composer creates new work to celebrate 60th anniversary of Lennon and McCartney’s first meeting
The 12th edition of the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival – taking place at Plymouth University from 24-26 February 2017 – will explore the reinvention of the human voice.
Continue reading Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival 2017 explores the reinvention of the human voice
What happens when you combine the pure tones of an internationally renowned mezzo soprano and the complex technology of a $15million quantum supercomputer?
Continue reading Soprano and quantum computer combine for world first musical performance
Buckinghamshire New University and UK Music, through the Music Academic Partnership has published new research that reveals the vast economic, cultural and social impact of live music to the city of Bristol in 2015.
Continue reading Bristol live music census reveals £123 Million economic contribution and planning threat to music venues
Most orchestral programmes include a concerto, which not only gives the players an opportunity to perform alongside some of the top names, but also can make programmes considerably more attractive in helping to fill a venue.
Continue reading Stars emerge: Plymouth Symphony Orchestra with Michael Petrov at Plymouth Guildhall
Music representing the energy of dark matter and performances using brain-computer interfaces and biocomputers will be among the highlights of Frontiers, the 11th edition of the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival.
Continue reading Expanding the horizons of musical imagination at Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival 2016
Music has that wonderful ability to transcend political oppression, and indeed, in the case of the Boyan Ensemble, to crank up the emotions, particularly in the second half of this highly-enjoyable concert, when the singers featured folk music from their native Ukraine.
Continue reading Boyan Ensemble of Kiev on exciting form at Tavistock Church (review)
Music and event management experts at Buckinghamshire New University will gauge the ‘health of live music’ in British cities by carrying out the first of a series of live music censuses with UK Music in Bristol on 22 October, 2015.
Continue reading ‘Health of live music’ census kicks off in Bristol
The live performances of jazz legend Duke Ellington, and how they differed from his recorded work, are to be explored in a new research project by a Plymouth University academic.
Continue reading Exploring the impact of improvisation on live jazz performance
A ‘surprising’ piece of music for orchestra, percussion and electronics will be premiered at a concert in Plymouth University’s performing arts building, The House.
Continue reading Plymouth audiences set for a shock at premiere of innovative new work
The first thoughts of an ideal venue for the Wild Life music festival might not stray to Brighton’s City Airport, but that’s where the inaugural Wild Life has put down its roots for 2015.
Continue reading Disclosure and Rudimental curate the Wild Life music festival at Brighton airport
A biocomputer that can play the piano and an audio-visual representation of Motor Neurone Disease will be among the highlights of the 10th annual Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival.
Continue reading Science and music combine in style for the 2015 Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival
The Centenary of the Great War is commemorated by Hartlepool’s industrial folk collective The Jar Family with a touching and poignant tune, 1914.
Continue reading The Jar Family find hope among the madness in their latest song, 1914
Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra play their own brand of Western swing, blues, Gypsy jazz and country, or “North Eastern Swing” as they’ve coined it, and they’ll be setting out on the road to promote their second album, Talk About the Weather.
Continue reading North Eastern Swing takes to the road with Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra
It may seem pretty obvious that a band called Haunt the Woods would have a somewhat haunting sound, but the electro-folk combo’s music goes a bit deeper than just giving you the heebyie jeebies.
Continue reading More than enigmatic heebie jeebies from contemporary folk band Haunt the Woods
Annie Lennox has stepped into Nostalgia, her new album, which pays tribute to some of the finest composers and artists of the 20th century – including Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and Billie Holiday.
Continue reading Enjoy Nostalgia with Annie Lennox