Kent’s cultural blogger, The Demon Gin, has been on the prowl recently, and has written fiercely about the forthcoming festival. Read it online here; be warned (if you’re reading this in a public place), it will make you laugh out loud… With thanks to TDG!
We’re looking forward to bringing a dynamic new mix of music to Canterbury next May, drawing on Sounds New’s well-established reputation in developing new work for the concert-hall and beyond.
Next year we hope to broaden out the scope of what the festival can offer, embracing the fact that innovation is happening across the entire spectrum of music and sound: in contemporary chamber and multimedia work, in improvisation, in jazz and progressive rock, in world music, in electronic music and sonic art, in poetry, in site-specific installations, in gallery spaces, on the web and within the streets of the city itself. It promises to be quite a mix!
With this in mind, our new-look website aims to reflect a respect for the past, for the medieval roots of the city, whilst also reflecting a progressive, digital stance. We hope that the site will grow over the next few months, hosting new audio, art and poetry as we countdown to the festival itself next May.
We hope to see you there!