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Komposit Performance Comes to Lincoln


IMG_6244Lincoln Drill Hall, Freeschool Lane, Lincoln

Tuesday 27th March, 7.30pm.

Tickets £5, Box Office: 01522 873894 / www.lincolndrillhall.com

This year, four talented Young Composers from the East Midlands have been working with an ensemble of professional musicians to create an innovative collection of new music. On Tuesday 27th March, they will be showcasing their final performances at Lincoln Drill Hall.

Komposit is a three-month mentoring scheme managed by Firebird Trust, a specialist non-profit music organisation that works across the East Midlands with professional and emerging musicians.

The aim of the project is to give young composers, aged between 16 and 21, the opportunity to explore their creations by matching them with an interesting mix of professional musicians and leading mentors. The idea is that live musicians effect the development of work by presenting ways of playing that a composer might not have thought of before. Komposit has selected musicians with mixed musical backgrounds and who play a diverse range of instruments. The fact that these musicians have diverse influences on their style also impacts on the creative process allowing for an explosion of ideas, which opens up new horizons for our future music makers.

From January 2018, four young composers Aimee Stones, Adam Heaton, Daniel Sutheran and Megan Harrison – have been working alongside professional musicians Nikki-Kate Heyes MBE, Cliff Stanton, Colin Reed, David Grey and Satnam Singh, Artistic Director Jo Freya and leading composers and mentors Annie Whitehead, Chris Woods and Judith Weir CBE to discover, explore and create new pieces of music across a range of differing musical styles unconfined by musical stereotypes.

The performance on Tuesday 27th March at Lincoln Drill Hall will celebrate and showcase the Young Composers work, some performing with the Ensemble and featuring the stories and journeys they have taken. There will also be a Q&A as part of the evening. The performance starts at 7.30pm, tickets are priced at £5 and can be purchased from Lincoln Drill Hall Box Office on 01522 873894 or www.lincolndrillhall.com.

Komposit is funded by the Arts Council of England, Dawber Trust, Ernest Cook Foundation, Firebird Trust and Russell Scanlan Limited. With thanks to project partners Nottingham Theatre Royal, Confetti and Antenna (Nottingham Trent University) and Lincoln Drill Hall.

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