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2018 COLOURSCAPE MUSIC FESTIVAL
on Clapham Common

Sept 15th to 23rd - EUROPE'S MOST UNUSUAL ARTS FESTIVAL

Eye Music Trust presents its flagship Colourscape Festival on Clapham Common in the world's largest Colourscape

Concerts take place on weekends from 12.30 to 4.30pm and on weekdays we present five days of colour and music workshops with public openings at 12 to 1pm

PLEASE NOTE THAT COLOURSCAPE ON CLAPHAM COMMON CAN BE VERY BUSY. TO AVOID THE QUEUES - BEST IS THE FIRST WEEKEND AND COME AT THE OPENING TIME TO BE SURE OF HEARING THE MUSIC PERFORMANCES.

Saturday 15 September: 12.30 to 4.30pm - "Contemporary Music Creators present"

Eye Music Trust has invited composers and creative musicians to present some unusual performances in Colourscape. More details to appear soon.

Sunday 16 September: 12.30 to 4.30pm - Disabled Artists and Sensory Instruments

Disabled musician, Mark Rowlands and dancer, Laura Dajao perform and improvise in Colourscape. Movement sensors created by our resident Special Needs music expert, David Stevens, will be played by both Mark and Laura in performance. Mark with sensors targetted on his feet and Laura with hand-held sensors to become part of her dance performance. Musicians Michael Ormiston and Simon Desorgher perform too. The public also have the opportunity to play magical "music-paintings" created with touch-sensitive paint.

Monday 17 to Friday 21 September

Colourscape open to the public lunchtimes 12 to 1pm only - reduced price entrance

Saturday 22 September: 12.30 to 4.30pm - "Strings and Computers""

Violinist Alison Blunt and cellist Hannah Marshall form the core of this ensemble with computer processing by Festival Director Lawrence Casserley. Other performers TBA.

Sunday 23 September: 12.30 to 4.30pm - The 2018 Eye Music commission - "How far away is a Rainbow?"

An exploration of the seven colours of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet) and the ‘invisible’ colours (infrared and ultraviolet) through music, story and dance.

Specially composed music for acoustic instruments and semi-improvised music with live electronic processing will explore the relationships between colour, sound and space and be performed throughout Colourscape. From time to time a ‘mythical bird’ dancer will lead audience members through the Colourscape structure to various coloured chambers where musicians will be performing and children will be invited to participate on hand held percussion instruments. Rainbow stories from various cultures interspersed with short scientific facts about rainbows (suitable for adults and children alike) will punctuate the performance. These will be related live by a storyteller whose voice, like the music, will be projected throughout Colourscape.

Music composed by Avril Anderson and David Sutton-Anderson

LOCATION: The festival site is on Clapham Common near the Windmill pub. Nearest access Rookery Road.

TIMES:12 to 5pm weekends; 12 to 1pm weekdays

ADMISSION: WEEKENDS: Adult - £11; Child - £5; Family £30

MONDAY TO THURSDAY LUNCHTIMES - Adult £5; - Child £2; Family £13

FRIDAY LUNCHTIME - Adult £6; Child £3; Family £16.00

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT HAVE FACILITIES FOR ADVANCE BOOKINGS. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. COME EARLY TO AVOID THE QUEUES.

COLOURSCAPE IS FULLY WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE

Eye Music Trust gratefully acknowledges support from the Arts Council of England and Daytrippers Charity