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From the festival in 2015.

Feast of new music at composers festival

More than 200 musicians, 70 pieces of music, composers flying in from all over the world and a Japanese dance troupe: all will feature in the Fourth International Composers Festival, which will take place in Hastings and Bexhill from 21 to 23 September. Julian Norridge provides the details.

Daniel Rainey at All Saints Church 24 Septemeber 2015 photo: Jonathan Bruce

Making the music his own

What separates a musician from the crowd? Is it not the way he makes the music his own? Which is why I knew I’d asked the wrong question, when I asked Daniel Rainey what was his favourite music to play? It is as if the music he is currently playing is always his favourite – more importantly it is his! HOT’s Chris Cormack writes on a musical phenomenon, who graced the Hastings International Composers Festival for all four concerts.

The beautiful goddess Otohime presents Urashima Tarō with a mysterious box that he is never to open. Illustration by Edmund Dulac (1916)

East meets West in Hastings

Next Thursday, 24 September, the International Composers Festival presents an evening of the exquisite music of composer, Nobuya Monta. It will include the one act opera, Otohimé; a world-premiere in its full orchestral version and performed in stunning national costumes coming specially from Japan, writes HOT’s Chris Cormack

Polo Piattiwith Stephen Warbeck, oscar-winning composer of Shakespeare in Love and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin etc.

Polo Piatti winkles up in Hastings

Polo Piatti is one of the personalities to show to the wider world what diverse musical talent there is to be had in 1066 country. Having shown the Hastings Tango Club the way to go with Argentinian music, Polo is now to be for the third time music director of the Hastings International Composers Festival, which is taking place on 24-26 Sepetember. Julian Norridge interviewed Polo about his life story and how he came to Hastings.

Musicians from the Hastings Sinfonia and the Osaka Concert Orchestra

Unique opportunity at Composers’ Festival

As we came out of our third concert in two days of the second International Composers Festival, someone said “In the end, I’d prefer to hear some Beethoven”, thus showing he had entirely missed the point of this wonderful event.  Beethoven can be heard in bucketfuls on the radio and in concert halls.  We had had the unique opportunity to hear works recently created by some prodigiously talented composers, and performed by equally talented musicians, writes Antony Mair.

Maestro Nigel Hess, during his key speech at last year's festival (Photo: Peter Mould)

Famous composers descend on Hastings

The second Hastings International Composers Festival is now just days away and there will be an influx into the town of some great musical talent from near and far  to complement the surprising diversity of local talent that we enjoy in this great town. HOT’s Chris Cormack describes the various delights in store.

Nobuya Monta at the 2012 Composers' Festival (photo: http://www.composersfestival.com/)

Contemporary music to stir the emotions

The second International Composers’ Festival is fast approaching and renowned Japanese composer, Nobuya Monta, has been officially appointed the Festival’s new Composer in Residence. Maestro Monta will be composing a new orchestral work especially created for the Festival on the 6 & 7 September 2013. He will also travel from Osaka with a host of Japanese musicians to be with us at the Festival in Hastings!

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