WINTERSOUND Festival 2019
WINTERSOUND: 24-26 January 2019 @ Sidney Cooper Gallery
Returning for its third year, the Sidney Cooper Gallery is warmed from its midwinter chill by striking performances and sound installations by local, national and international composers, sound artists and improvisers. This year we celebrate collaborations with Free Range, Canterbury Christ Church University and The Orpheus Institute for Artistic Research In Music, Ghent.
>> 6.30pm – Heledd Francis Wright
Heledd Francis Wright opens the evening with a whispering solo flute performance.
>> 7pm – CONTACT
Canterbury’s hottest new audiovisual band perform their latest project, Ryoanji.
>> 8pm – TRANCE MAP
(Free Range: Garage Coffee @ Fruitworks, 1-2 Jewry Lane, Canterbury CT1 2NR, FREE ENTRY BUT DONATIONS WELCOME)
The evening concludes with a Free Range performance from Trance Map, the duo of internationally-renowned saxophonist Evan Parker and the turntablism/live sampling of Matt Wright. The duo performed at the very first Free Range event back in 2012.
2BQ – FREE ENTRY
>> 6pm – Ben Horner and Sophie Stone hibernus opus continuum
Current PhD students present a fascinating new hybrid of podcast and composition.
>>6.40pm – Juan Parra Cancino Timbre Network: TNsolo_CT-19
The Chilean computer musician and network specialist presents a fascinating new work in association with the Orpheus Institute, Ghent
>>7.20pm – Free Range Orchestra
The evening ends with the Free Range Orchestra (FRO) performing Alistair Zaldua’s Captain Swing (2018-2019) – Canterbury’s biggest and most joyful instant music collective: not to be missed!
Captain Swing was written especially for the Free Range Orchestra and features a Narrator, live electronics, a group of vocalists, and instrumental improvisors. The title relates to the Swing riots of 1830 that began in Kent, in Lower Hardres near Canterbury.
>>6pm – Magz Hall: Voicing Gender
Following tours to Mutek (Montreal) and the London Barbican, sound artist Magz Hall brings her powerful and immersive work to Canterbury.
>>6.30pm – Matthew Herbert
Matthew Herbert, the internationally-renowned composer, producer, electronic musician and Artistic Researcher at CCCU, reads from his latest book The Music, and participates in a Q&A session with Matt Wright.
>>7.15pm – Robert Stillman
Closing the WINTERSOUND weekend, we celebrate with a warm ritual of sound: Mute / Orindal artist Robert Stillman makes saxophone sounds to make Winter melt away!