Sounds New 2014 line-up announced

March 3, 2014

Excitement is running high in the offices and corridors of the Sounds New empire this morning, as we are delighted to reveal the details of this year’s Sounds New Festival.

sn_logo_newThe festival team, under the expert eye of artistic director Matt Wright, has worked hard to bring this year’s festival into the light, with a mixture of exciting contemporary music delivered by world-class performers including Exaudi, Icebreaker and John Harle; the Sounds New Poetry thread continues to develop with a residence at The Beaney; the London Sinfonietta will have a four-day residency culminating in their concert including works by Cardew and Andriessen; and the educational arm of the festival returns to St Peter’s Methodist Church.

Take a look at the line-up over on our online programme, and you’ll see why we’re excited. We’ll be bringing you all the stories and features in the run-up to the festival, which takes place from Friday 2 – Friday 9 May in and around the historic city, and promises to bring the ancient stones of Canterbury alive with the vibrant music of today, performed by some of its very best exponents.

#SoundsNew2014: it all starts here…

Note: for further information / press about this year’s Festival, please contact the Festival Administrator.


Curious Curator: Sounds New exhibition at The Beaney

April 20, 2013

Sounds New encourages all manner of creative responses to contemporary music, and the Curious Curator, an exhibition of artwork, poetry and sound installations inspired by our theme of the Universe of Sound, will be at the Front Room at The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, in the heart of Canterbury.

The exhibition will include work from artists, musicians and poets from local schools and the community, the university and poetry groups, and runs from May 4 -12, including work from students from Langton School and the University of Kent: admission is free.

Curious Curator

Curious Curator: click to enlarge

Bring your curiosity…