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World Premiere of Bremen Town Musicians by Enrica Sciandrone this December

On Thursday 10th of December Moving Classics and Curated Place present a World Premiere of “The Bremen Town Musicians” a new music and live animation work by Enrica Sciandrone for Psappha Ensemble as the launch concert of Enlighten Manchester – Festival of Light and Sound Art in Manchester.

Festival entry is Free – Booking required

Celebrated film composer Enrica Sciandrone has spent 2015 as Moving Classics composer in residence with leading New Music Ensemble, Psappha. Inspired by author Philip Pullman’s new translation of the Brothers’ Grimm fairy tales (with Pullman’s full support) she has created a new suite of works bringing “The Bremen Town Musicians” to life, drawing on her experience of storytelling through music for the moving image.

Enrica said: “Being part of Moving Classics has been a truly amazing experience. I feel fortunate to have shared my ideas and worked together with Curated Place to deliver my piece and its concept; Andy, Heidrun and all the team at Curated Place have been more than supportive and open to suggestions, with both a friendly and highly professional attitude. PSAPPHA ensemble doesn’t need any presentation, but let me say one thing: working with these amazing musicians is one of the best treat I had in my career.”

Psappha will also perform works by Halldór Smárason,who was inspired by the archive of the Antony Burgess Foundation during his Moving Classics residency last year, and feature a performance of “Nightswimming” by Joe Duddell.

This August Moving Classics premièred new work by Eyvind Gulbrandsen ‘Surrounded by Strangers’ at Cycle Music and Art Festival in Iceland. The work has now been developed into an immersive digital choir installation which will be premièred at the Enlighten Festival taking place in Manchester Central Library and The Bridgewater Hall. The installation will be presented in the spectacular Reading Room of the Central Library featuring the incredible voices of members of the South Iceland Chamber Choir. Each chorister projected onto one of 12 screens placed in the circular room surrounding the audience. Up close, audiences will hear the solo performance, but in the centre of the space, the audio syncs so that visitors can hear the entire choir.

Festival entry is Free – Booking required

Book now! Guaranteed seating for the opening night première of ‘The Bremen Town Musicians’ at Central Library can be secured for £8.

Moving Classics – European Network for New Music aims to introduce new audiences to contemporary classical music by delivering high quality experiences internationally in unusual venues using innovative performance formats.

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Photography: Supplied on a creative commons licence: Attribution Michel Krämer

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