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2022 COLOURSCAPE MUSIC FESTIVAL
on Clapham Common

Sept 10th to 18th - 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 Thursday Sept 16th 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 available ON-LINE now. To book - CLICK HERE.


FESTIVAL DIARY

Saturday September 10th: 12.30 to 4.30pm
Colourscape Alphorn Quartet (How to Shout and Blow Horns). French Horn player Martin Mays presents a quartet of Alphorns PLUS music for French Horn. See one of the largest wind instruments stretching and sounding through the chambers of Colourscape.

Sunday Sept 11th: 12.30 to 4.30pm
Jane and Tony Celebration. An afternoon celebrating the lives of the late Jane Manning OBE and Anthony Payne, who were pioneers across five decades of British Contemporary music. Jane Manning was the Chair of Eye Music Trust from its formation in 2005, and one of the most important figures in British contemporary music, commissioning many young composers to write for her formidable singing technique. Today's Tribute concert features members of Jane's Minstrels directed by Roger Montgomery, and singers Patricia Auchterlonie and Mimi Doulton.

Monday 12th to Friday 16th September (exc Thursday)
Colourscape open to the public lunchtimes 12 to 1pm only - reduced price entrance.

Thursday 15th September
Colourscape open to the public 12 to 5pm for a special "Quiet" day without music - reduced price entrance.

Saturday Sept 17th: 12.30 to 4.30pm
Symphony of the Elements. Our Touring show (funded by ACE Grants for the Arts) has visited Birmingham, Colchester, Devon, Rotherham and Winchester. Instruments of wood, metal, water, and air are transformed by the "fire" of computers. Featuring composers Ansuman Biswas, Sylvia Hallett, Michael Ormiston, David Stevens, and Lawrence Casserley, you will see branches of trees played with violin bow, water phones, Tibetan Singing Bowls, musical saw, harmonic flutes - all transformed by computers into new Elemental sounds echoing through Colourscape. Dancer Jordan James Bridge articulates the elements through movement..

Sunday Sept 18th: 12.30 to 4.30pm
Co-Incidences 1 (our 2022 Eye Music Rawsthorn commission). Composer Michael Oliva and a talented band of musicians present an afternoon of his latest composition - collaborations and improvisations on the theme of Universal Harmony, or "Music of the Spheres". The planets and other astronomical bodies are represented by instruments Ancient and Modern including viola, cello, viola da gamba, tanpura and bansuri flowing through the labyrinth of Colourscape, with drones and bells providing a continuum of sounds.


TIMES: 12 to 5pm weekends; 12 to 1pm Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri; 12am to 5pm Thursday 15th Sept.

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

ADMISSION: Adults: £11; Children £6; Family £30. 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 and City Bridge Trust.