Winter Festival 2016

Sound House

Thursday 8 December (2016)

The Octagon, Queen Mary University of London

Inventive interpretations of renaissance music by Byrd, Gibbons and Tomkins within a modern context.

PRICE: Tickets: £15

The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments
Clare Salaman director, nyckelharpa, tromba marina
Jon Nicholls electronics/composer
Jon Banks santouri/harp/Renaissance guitar
Jean Kelly bray harp/trip harp
Alison McGillivray bass viol/viola bastarda
Terence Wilton actor

Sound House is a wondrous journey through a realm of unimaginable sonic possibilities” Early Music Today

Combining historical and unusual instruments with modern sound technology, The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments explore the aural illusions and seemingly magical phenomena that so intrigued 17th-century philosopher and father of modern science, Francis Bacon.

Approximate running time: 75 minutes (no interval)


Pre-concert Q&A
6.30pm – 7.00pm
Find out more about the programme with director Clare Salaman and composer Jon Nicholls.
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Full programme

Tobias Hume Hark, Hark
Tobius Hume The Lady Arbellaes favoret
Jon Nicholls Round Orbs of Air
William Lawes Ecco
William Lawes Air-Corant
The Society of Strange & Ancient Instruments A Sweet Voice of One that Readeth
Robert Jones Got to bed, Sweet Muse
William Byrd arr. Jon Banks The Bells
Jon Nicholls Broken Air
Thomas Tomkins Pavan
Anon. Alman
Jon Nicholls Concords and Discords of Musick
David Mell John Come Kiss me Now
Anon. Give Me Your Hand
Jon Nicholls Pipe Dreams
William Brade Galliard – Alman – Coranto
Orlando Gibbons In Nomine


Supported by Arts Council England, PRS for Music Foundation and Golsoncott Foundation.

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The Octagon, Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London
Mile end Road
London
E1 4NS

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