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2019 COLOURSCAPE MUSIC FESTIVAL
on Clapham Common

Sept 14th to 22nd - EUROPE'S MOST UNUSUAL ARTS FESTIVAL

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

Colourscape opens at 12 noon on weekends and concerts take place on weekends from 12.30 to 4.30pm. On weekdays we present five days of colour and music workshops with public openings at 12 to 1pm

PLEASE NOTE THAT COLOURSCAPE ON CLAPHAM COMMON CAN BE VERY BUSY. TO AVOID THE QUEUES - BEST IS THE FIRST WEEKEND AND COME AT THE OPENING TIME TO BE SURE OF HEARING THE MUSIC PERFORMANCES.

Saturday 14 September: 12.30 to 4.30pm - "Hugh Davies Tribute"

Hans-Karsten Raecke, Max Eastley, Lawrence Casserley and others perform music on Hugh Davies original instruments curated at Goldsmiths College. And other instruments and music. More details to follow later.

Sunday 15 September: 12.30 to 4.30pm - EAST MEETS WEST Beibei Wang performs Chinese percussion with musicians from Galicia

Young Chinese percussionist Beibei Wang is a virtuoso percussionist who has taken the classical and contemporary music world by storm – both in China and the UK. In her first Colourscape Music Festival event she is joined by Lin Chen to perform music by Xenakis, Steve Reich, Minoru Miki and herself. As well as the contemporary written music Beibei will play traditional Chinese music and improvisations on a huge range of percussion.

Performing alongside Beibei will be Ivan Abal and Ariel Ninas playing Hurdy-Gurdy from the Galician "Folque" Centre for Traditional music

Monday 16 to Friday 20 September

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

Saturday 21 September: 12.30 to 4.30pm - "Harry Partch Tribute"

Eye Music Trust has invited Scordatura Ensemble to create performances on re-created Partch instruments including Cloud chambers, Harmonic Canon and others. More details to appear soon.

Sunday 22 September: 12.30 to 4.30pm - The 2019 Eye Music commission - "Tinntinabulation" - by David Stevens

A choir disperses throughout Colourscape. Bells create ripples of sound calling to each other through the labyrinth.

Performed by singers from Coro and percussionists from Coloma RC Girls School

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

TIMES:12 to 5pm weekends; 12 to 1pm weekdays

ADMISSION: WEEKENDS: Adult - £11; Child - £5; Family £30

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

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

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT HAVE FACILITIES FOR ADVANCE BOOKINGS. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. COME EARLY TO AVOID THE QUEUES.

COLOURSCAPE IS FULLY WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE

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