Over the weekend of the 26th and 27th September Snape Maltings will be hosting The Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival’s Market Weekend. To maintain safe distancing, this is a ticketed event so please book your free tickets online via the website ( www.aldeburghfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk ) in advance. We encourage anyone visiting the shop for the weekend to also book in advance to avoid disappointment as the whole site will be limited by number to ensure a safe experience for all.

Written in Fire

Rakhi Singh & Vessel

Using a potent mixture of folk idioms and high classical language, Janacek’s second string quartet is an explosion of feeling for Kamilla Stosslova, his long-time correspondent and muse…

A fantasy written in near delirium, in turns tender and generous, frenetic and still, the quartet is charged with Janacek’s deepest and ultimately unattainable desires.

Rakhi Singh and Vessel will present a performance of Intimate Letters played from memory, followed by a collaborative composition in response to the quartet.

The collaboration is not an attempt to contextualise the piece for a modern audience, or to create a piece in the style of Janacek; rather, it is a sympathetic, original and personal acknowledgement of the cascade of feelings, the dizzying musical gymnastics and the passionate irreverence for form that the piece so powerfully communicates.