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Festival of New

Festival of New is a whirlwind of freshly devised music and sound, exploring some of the most exciting work being made in the UK. Some projects are ready to take flight, while others are just beginning to take shape. All have been developed in Snape and Aldeburgh on residencies that take place all year round, giving artists the freedom to take risks, be ambitious and release their creative spirit.

Festival of New 2020 happened a little differently this year

We were delighted to welcome some of the artists on site to develop their projects and work creatively with a filmmaker (you can see photos of their residencies in the projects below). These films will be presented in a series of digital events later this year to showcase the creative process and engage audiences and industry colleagues in conversation. 

We will also be introducing seven more artists who were part of the original line up, whose work includes opera, Zimbabwean soul, Indian Carnatic voice, traditional Chinese yangqin and creation of music within a podcast. Themes explored include the multi-sensory gig experience, transcultural identity, separation and connection, our experience of sound and image, domestic abuse and sexual violence, communication, exclusion and belonging.

You can leave a comment on any of these projects anywhere you see  to give feedback to and ask questions, or to show us things happening elsewhere we should know about.