Festival 2021

Bach Rework’d – Online Premiere

Joe Cutler, Philip Herbert, Zoe Martlew & Howard Skempton

Monday 5 July, 8pm (2021)

Online event

An opportunity to enjoy Matt Belcher‘s new film Bach Rework’d from the comfort of your own home.

This music documentary looks at the enduring power of Bach’s music as experienced by four outstanding performer/composers, the role music has played for them in the last year, and features their own musical responses together with the works by Bach that inspired them.

Supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund


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Music provides solace and joy for many, and never more so than in the last year, with Bach being the composer to whom many musicians turned.  This new film by Matt Belcher features interviews with musicians and composers about their creative experiences in the time of coronavirus, alongside performances of their favourite solo Bach works and the premieres of their personal musical responses. 

J S Bach Violin Partita No.2 in D Minor: IV. Gigue
Joe Cutler
Ghost Chorales

J S Bach Organ Sonata No.4: Andante [Adagio] (transcr. August Stradal for piano)
Philip Herbert 
From the embers of silence

J S Bach Cello Suite No.1 in G Major: I. Prélude
Zoë Martlew G-lude

J S Bach Violin Partita No.3 in E major: VI. Bourrée (performed on accordion)
Howard Skempton Borrow 


Joe Cutler  violin & piano 

Philip Herbert  piano 

Zoe Martlew   cello 

Howard Skempton  accordion


Supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund, and the New Music Commission Fund

We’ve been working with our wonderful friend from Thoroughly Good, Jon Jacob, on a series of podcasts for you to listen to pre (or post!) our events. We hope you enjoy listening!

Episode 1: What’s in the Spitalfields Festival 2021

Jon Jacob speaks to composers Errollyn Wallen, Edmund Finnis, Howard Goodall, and David Fennessey about their new works, including a tribute to those carers who lost their lives in the first wave of the COVID pandemic.

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