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Matthew Schellhorn's top picks for The Sampler

Matthew Schellhorn is Guest Previewer for the latest edition of Sound and Music's The Sampler.

Top picks are as follows:

Event 1: In Nomine Domini
Date: 15 June
Venue: St George’s Church, Bloomsbury, London
A concert by WoodWork, Guildhall recorder students and alumni, featuring 16th-century and newly commissioned repertoire inspired by John Taverner's In Nomine. The concert features premieres of works by Alexis Bennett, Patrick O'Connor and Toby Young.
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Event 2: Morphosis
Date: 17 June
Venue: Royal Academy of Music, London
London-based Australian pianist Zubin Kanga (pictured) performs new and innovative works for solo piano, created in collaboration with leading British, Estonian and Australian composers. The recital includes the UK premiere of David Young’s graphic score Not Music Yet and the world premiere of Patrick Nunn’s Morphosis, which features electronics controlled by sensors attached to the pianist’s hands.
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Event 3: TONE Festival
Date: 20 - 22 June
Venue: Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent
The UK’s first festival of contemporary sonic and visual arts taking place in its launch year in some unique and challenging settings including The Historic Dockyard, Fort Amherst and sites along the Medway River at Chatham, Kent.
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Event 4: Harwich Festival
Date: 25 June - 6 July
Venue: various in Harwich, Essex
Recently listed as one of the ‘Best of Fest’ in The Sunday Times, this innovative festival runs for 12 days in the beautiful town of Harwich. Artistic Director Diana Burrell programmes new music in inventive contexts.
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Listen: Music by Efthymiou
I have recently had the pleasure of working with this exciting twin-sister composing partnership, who work together and individually to create ground-breaking new music, often as multi-disciplinary sound spectaculars. Hear their 2013 collaboration with Consortium5.
Listen>> to Pulser by Effy Efthymiou
Listen>> to Bustling by Litha Efthymiou

Blog: Lee Westwood
Sound and Music New Voices composer, Lee Westwood, writes about A Hidden Order, his work with artist Sama Mara exploring connections between geometrical art and music.
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