Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sampler Music Festival

Sampler is "a new kind of music festival" to be found all over Lewisham this November, in venues, bars, supermarkets, bus stops and shopping centres, featuring everything from string quartets to beat boxers. A beatboxing flautist was down in Deptford Market yesterday as part of the free 'Guerilla Gigs' (we missed him)!

Sampler in Deptford (other venues include Blackheath Halls and Broadway Theatre):

Thurs 11 November, 8pm: Synthesis at The Albany
An alternative club night, headlined by Minima, known for their audacious 21st-Century interpretation of the images of silent and avant-garde film. Plus live performances from local grime artist Conrad the Scoundrel, Yasson (pan flute beatboxer extraordinaire) Sarah Nicolls and The Beast and Brainer. Tickets £10/ £7 - more on the door

Thurs 18 November, 9pm: Being Dufay at The Albany
Live voice, film and electronics create a rich, contemporary sound world from composer Ambrose Field and featuring internationally renowned singer John Potter.
Supported by stunning recorder quintet, Consortium5. Tickets £10/£7 - more on the door

Fri 19 November, 7.30pm: Haydn's Mercury at St Paul's Church
Haydn's Symphony No. 43 'Mercury', Alan Rawsthorne's Divertimento and Schumann's Symphony No. 2. in the beautiful setting of St. Paul's Church.
Tickets £10/£8 available on the door from 7pm
At 6.30pm you can go grab a free drink and listen to local musician Aleks Szram discuss the background to the evening's concert. And before that, between 3-6pm you can go and have a "behind the scenes peek at the inner workings of a truly awesome musical machine" (we're not sure if this means the orchestra or the church organ)

There is also a Facebook page if you want to find out where musicians are likely to pop up next...

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