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2023 COLOURSCAPE MUSIC FESTIVAL
on Clapham Common
Sept 9th to 17th - EUROPE'S MOST UNUSUAL ARTS FESTIVAL.
Eye Music Trust presents its flagship Colourscape Festival on Clapham Common in our newly designed 70 chamber "Festival Two" Colourscape.
Colourscape opens at 12 noon on weekends, and concerts take place from 12.30 to 4.30pm. PLUS on Friday Sept 15th we open for an extra "Quiet" day at reduced admission. On other weekdays we present colour and music workshops for schools, with public openings from 12 to 1pm.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOW RUNNING ONLINE TICKET BOOKING TO REDUCE QUEUEING TIMES.TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE - SEE LINK BELOW.
Saturday September 9th: 12.30 to 4.30pm
Lawrence Casserley Improvisation group - with vocalist, Viv Corringham; bassist, Dom Lash; sax player, Massimo Magee; pianist, Yoko Miura; violinist, Mia Zabelka. Free improvisation in duos, trios and tuttis. PLUS Demi Spriggs - ethnographic artist and performer plays sound loopings, pedal guitar and neo folk.
Sunday Sept 10th: 12.30 to 4.30pm
Symphony of Elements. An afternoon of free improvisation on instruments of Air; Water; Earth. Performers include Ansuman Biswas, Beibei Wang, Sylvia Hallett and Michael Ormiston with computer musician David Stevens. Look out for amplified tree branches, tuned flower pots and aquaphones.
Monday 11th to Thursday 14th September
Colourscape open to the public lunchtimes 12 to 1pm only - reduced price entrance.
Friday 15th September
Colourscape open to the public 12 to 5pm for a special "Quiet" day without music - reduced price entrance.
Saturday Sept 16th: 12.30 to 4.30pm
'How far away is a Rainbow?. Our 2018 commission by David Sutton-Anderson and Avril Anderson is an exploration and celebration of rainbows through stories and myths from different cultures and science. Sounds Positive Ensemble plus dancer
Sunday Sept 17th: 12.30 to 4.30pm
Everything is Churning and Opening (our 2023 Eye Music Rawsthorn commission) by Neil Luck with ARCO Ensemble moving around the space. A continuously mutating stew of sound and activity, the piece transforms Colourscape into a space of shifting emotional states, effects, musical densities, colours and weights in an unending sonic squeeze.
TIMES: 12 to 5pm weekends Sept 9/10th and 16/17th; 12 to 1pm Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs; 12 to 5pm Friday 15th Sept.
LOCATION: The festival site is on Clapham Common near the Windmill pub SW4 9DE. Nearest access on to the common: Windmill Rd and Rookery Rd.
ADMISSION: Adults: £12; Children £6; Family £32. Reduced prices weekdays and Thursday "Quiet" day.
TICKETS For full ticket prices and details CLICK HERE.
COLOURSCAPE IS FULLY WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE
Eye Music Trust gratefully acknowledges support from the Arts Council of England.