Friday 31st July,
St James Church, Blake Street,
Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 5UE
Doors and Floodtide performance 18:00,
Concert starts 19:00 / ends 22:30
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Octopus presents the fourth edition of Full of Noises, a weekend of new music and sound art in the unique surroundings of the Furness Peninsula.
The festival launches on Friday evening in the Victorian splendour of St James Church where we will dig deeper into the fertile soil of Early Music and Folk traditions, first uncovered in the memorable festival finale in 2013, looking for connections and influences in contemporary and experimental music. St James Church is one of Barrow’s hidden gems and Friday night’s concert will see it’s unique acoustics explored by a group of arists representing the very best of contemporary experimental music. Expect to hear bold new works from Alison Blunt & Gianni Mimmo, Aine O’ Dwyer, Ingrid Plum, Stephan Barrett, These Feathers Have Plumes, Lachenalia and Oscilanz using everything from hand bells, choir and piano to wine glasses, pipe organ, trombone and concertina.
Full of Noises is a chance to see and hear a programme of new work ranging from the experimental to the traditional and from the surprising and unnerving to the beautiful. Since 2009, we have invited over 100 artists to perform or create new work for the festival as well as numerous touring projects and one-off events with artists ranging from Faust, AGF and Philip Jeck to Haco, Hildur Gudnadottir and Lee Gamble. Joined by guest curators Helen Frosi (SoundFjord) and Ryoko Akama, with design work from Tom James Scott (Skire imprint), this year’s expanded festival programme takes in specially commissioned live performances, talks, installations and workshops by a broad spectrum of composers, musicians and sound artists from across UK, Europe and Japan.