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Exploring Monteverdi

Barefoot Opera continues to explore new ways of hearing and seeing music with a visual narrative of desire from Monteverdi’s beautiful sensual part songs. In collaboration with Cantemus, a chamber choir specialising in newly discovered and rarely heard music from the Renaissance and Baroque period, this unique event celebrates the 450th anniversary of the birth of Monteverdi.

Posted 05:41 Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 In: Music & Sound Tags: Aino Konkka Anna Graebe barefoot opera Cantemus Ingenieri Jenny Miller Josquin. Laurence Painter Lucy Ashton Monteverdi Shaun Holley Tim Patrick

A totally alternative election night

As both politicians and impressarios know, things never go according to plan. Back in February, Blurt and Near Jazz Experience were set to share the stage at Kino-Teatr. Unfortunately Ted Milton – the man behind Blurt since 1979 – was ill and the gig was postponed until 8 June. Then Theresa May announced a general election. Erica Smith finds out how to escape election madness into a whole new world of musical madness.

Posted 11:53 Sunday, Jun 4, 2017 In: Music & Sound Tags: 8 June Bedders Blurt election Hastings Kino-Teatr Madness Mark Bedford Simon Charterton St Leonards Terry Edwards What's On

Highly Inflammable

Highly Inflammable: waiting to explode under the dome in St Mary In The Castle, Hastings. When soon-to-be music icon, Marianne Elliott-Said saw the Sex Pistols on Hastings Pier, she was inspired to form her own punk band. Marion became Poly Styrene and X-Ray Spex was born.

Posted 06:06 Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 In: Music & Sound Tags: Cheryl White Highly Inflammable Laura Evers Johns Marianne Elliott-Said Poly Styrene st mary in the castle X-Ray Spex

Stringhenge with Richard Durrant

Acoustic Music Inspired by the British Isles. 

Posted 07:40 Wednesday, May 31, 2017 In: Music & Sound Tags: Ann Durrant Gary Southwell Ian Chisholm Richard Durrant Stringhenge The Lincolnshire Luthier Uffington Horse Uffington Tenor Guitar

Leading saxophonists grace Jazz Hastings stage

Two of the leading saxophonists on the UK jazz scene – Alan Barnes and Gilad Atzmon – are in town next Tuesday, 6 June, for Jazz Hastings’ regular monthly session at the East Hastings Sea Angling Association on the Stade. Julian Norridge describes what waits in store.

Posted 14:26 Tuesday, May 30, 2017 In: Music & Sound Tags: Alan Barnes Chris Higginbottom Frank Harrison Gilad Atzmon Jazz Hastings Julian Norridge Yaron Stavi

Music writer/producer fund launch

The music writer/producer fund is launching it’s first round for 2107. This fund has been established to enable songwriters and writer-producers working in popular music genres to progress their careers and writing/production credits. 

Posted 07:22 Friday, May 19, 2017 In: Music & Sound Tags: PRS for Music Foundation

Songs from around the world

Vocal Explosion, Hastings’ award-winning world music choir led by Juliet Russell, is offering two FREE feel-good singing workshops for adults aged 18 and over. No singing experience necessary. No need to book. All welcome.

Posted 07:45 Wednesday, May 17, 2017 In: Music & Sound Tags: Juliet Russell Vocal Explosion

Self-taught guitarist headlines at Jazz Hastings

Jazz legend Jim Mullen will be headlining at this month’s Jazz Hastings session on Tuesday 9 May at East Hastings Sea Angling Association. He describes himself as one of the last generation of self-taught guitarists, writes Jazz Hastings’ Julian Norridge.

Posted 09:51 Friday, May 5, 2017 In: Music & Sound Tags: Brian Auger Dick Morrissey Jazz Hastings John Donaldson Julian Norridge Kokomo Morrissey-Mullen Pete Brown Simon Thorpe Spike Wells Vinegar Joe
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