2015 COLOURSCAPE MUSIC FESTIVAL
on Clapham Common

Sept 12th to 20th - FESTIVAL OF VOICE AND COLOUR

Eye Music Trust presents its flagship Colourscape Festival on Clapham Common in the world's largest Colourscape

Concerts take place on weekends and on weekdays we present five days of colour and music workshops with public openings at 12 to 1pm

Saturday 12 September

1pm to 5pm NEW LONDON CHAMBER CHOIR

New London Chamber Choir bring an eclectic programme of contemporary choral sounds to Colourscape… Roberto Sierra’s Cantos populares features a vocal collage of the Caribbean jungle, while music by Meredith Monk takes us to outer space and back.

NLCC will also perform experimental works by composers including Ronald Kuivila and Cornelius Cardew in different parts of the Colourscape labyrinth, wrapping the audience in enchanting and changing sound worlds.

5 to 6pm - Colourscape open without music

Our Colourscape Festival One structure opens as a sculpture of pure colour. Come and marvel at a breathtaking work of art! The world’s largest Colourscape was commissioned in 1995 by Eye Music Trust with National Lottery funding.

Each weekend day ends with a quieter period for those who like to explore Colourscape without music

Sunday 13 September

1pm to 5pm POETS - VOICES - IMPROVISERS

A day exploring the human voice at its most intriguing!

Two ensembles intermingle and change throughout the afternoon:

* Ensemble One is centred around the extraordinary vocal sound world of Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg and the live computer transformations of Lawrence Casserley.
* Ensemble Two is based on poets Bo Meson, Cathy Broome and Neil Holland and live computer transformations by David Stevens.

Improvising musicians Philipp Wachsmann, Pete McPhail, Dom Lash and Simon Desorgher move between the two vocal/computer ensembles to create a whole new world of voice and instruments

5 to 6pm - Colourscape open without music

Monday 14 to Friday 18 September

Colourscape open to the public lunchtimes 12 to 1pm only - reduced price entrance

Saturday 19 September

1 to 5pm WOMEN'S VOICES plus ROUND SOUND FOUND

To celebrate women’s voices Eye Music Trust presents Voice Trio plus a new commission by Hannah Marshall. Voice Trio perform music by women composers Stevie Wishart, Helen Chadwick, Emily Levy and Ayanna Witter-Johnson.

Voice artist Viv Corringham performs her own brand of improvised music that “dissolve into breathing, ululating, humming and chanting”. She performs with improvisers Hannah Marshall (cello) and John Edwards (db bass)

Hannah Marshall’s new Eye Music commission Round Sound Found combines all the forces of Voice Trio, Viv and musicians into a kaleidoscope of musical rounds, improvisation, texts about time.

5 to 6pm - Colourscape open without music

Sunday 20 September

1pm to 5pm - 2015 Eye Music commission - IMAGINED CITIES - Alexander Campkin

Each year we invite composers and creative musicians to submit ideas to our Board of Trustees for the Rawsthorn Commission. The new commission for 2015 is an exploration of Colourscape as if it is imaginary cities that the public encounter on their journey

Imagined Cities is an immersive piece composed by Alexander Campkin, directed by Jacek Ludwig Scarso and conducted by Dominic Peckham. The world's largest walk-in structure of colour and light features The Fourth Choir alongside electroacoustic music, live musicians, actors and dancers. This will capture the wonder and excitement of any visitor.

5 to 6pm - Colourscape open without music

LOCATION: The festival site is on Clapham Common near the Windmill pub. Nearest access Rookery Road.

TIMES:1 to 6pm weekends; 12 to 1pm weekdays

ADMISSION: WEEKENDS: Adult - £10; Child - £5; Family £28

MONDAY TO THURSDAY LUNCHTIMES - Adult £5; - Child £2; Family £13

FRIDAY LUNCHTIME - Adult £6; Child £3; Family £16.00

Eye Music Trust gratefully acknowledges support from the Arts Council of England, City Bridge Trust and Daytrippers Charity