Spitalfields Music is committed to supporting composers and musicians from communities who are under-represented in the musical world. Each year, through our Open Call programme, we select three composers and provide mentoring, training and performance opportunities, which culminate in this showcase of new works.
Lola de la Mata presents NULLA 0, a monolith, a sound art project about agency – amplifying voices that are often othered, while sharing narratives gathered through conversations with participants who identify across non-binary, womxn and women (cis/trans) which have typically been omitted from our collective histories.
Chisara Agor has created an installation to explore the philosophical concept of ‘metaxy’ through the idea of being/feeling seen and unseen, how this can transform, and how we can experience this through sound and art.
Anna Pool’s piece examines the transformative power of faith on people and place, both through the impact that faith communities have had on Spitalfields itself, and the personal faith journeys of individuals from East London and beyond.
The presentations will be followed by a Q & A session.
Artist Biographies and Project Information
Spitalfields Music thank Help Musicians UK for their magnificent support of Open Call and musicians everywhere.
Presented in partnership with Rich Mix
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.