Bastard Assignments is a composers’ collective that curates gigs mainly in south London as well as showing their work across the UK and Europe.
They have performed at LCMF, in Copenhagen and Århus with AUT, Frontiers Festival in Birmingham, Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival, London Topophobia and headlined Nonclassical’s clubnight. In 2016 they received a British Council Artists’ International Development Grant for performances in Berlin and Munich. A performance at Southbank Centre in September 2016 was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3’s Hear and Now programme.
Formed at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2011 and run by a changing group of artists, Bastard Assignments is directed by Timothy Cape and Edward Henderson. Their own shows – which this year have featured performances by British and international artists including Alwynne Pritchard, Neil Luck, Andrew Hamilton and Neo Hülcker — are produced by Cape and Henderson with Caitlin Rowley and Josh Spear.
“We’re thrilled to be invited to participate on Snape Maltings’ Open Space programme. We can’t wait to use the facilities to devise and rehearse new work. We hope that the support from Snape Maltings will open our collaborative practice in new ways.”
Bastard Assignments’ 2016/17 London series, NEW TEETH, is funded by Arts Council England and PRS for Music Foundation. Previous events and seasons have received funding from the Sound and Music Composer Curator scheme (S/M/L, 2014) and Arts Council England (shows in Peckham and our Fresh & Clean series, 2015).