Effects of the Light – Private view at the Digby Gallery, Mercury Theatre, Colchester, 16th November 2013

CNM Publicity Officer Alexander Blustin has an exhibition of his linocuts in the Digby Gallery of the Mercury Theatre, Colchester, from 12-20th November. The exhibition is entitled Effects of the Light. You will have seen some of Alex’s work on recent CNM posters. As part of the private view on 16th November (11.30am-1.30pm), Alex hasContinue reading “Effects of the Light – Private view at the Digby Gallery, Mercury Theatre, Colchester, 16th November 2013”

Cutting Edge Brass – 13th July 2013

Colchester New Music presents the Bespoke Brass Ensemble. Don’t miss this evening of SOUND PLUMBING!  The newest, richest, wildest brassy music – captured by Colchester composers and those far beyond hrought to life by this fabulous ensemble. Over 40 scores were entered for consideration for the programme – from Colchester and East Anglia, other parts of theContinue reading “Cutting Edge Brass – 13th July 2013”

Some Thoughts On The Colchester New Music Day 2011

    It never ceases to amaze me how a diverse group of composers, such as members of CNM, working in relative isolation, come up each year with such interesting programmes and how certain themes seem to emerge. Two things struck me this year: the contemplative atmosphere that informed much of the music, and theContinue reading “Some Thoughts On The Colchester New Music Day 2011”

Programme notes for all the pieces for New Music Day, Colchester 11th May 2011

Alan Parsons Three pieces for clarinet and piano These short pieces were written in 1953 when I was interested in the early works of Schonberg, Berg and Webern. Alan Bullard Bede, for soprano and bass clarinet Bede was written specially for today‚Äôs performers. It is a setting of a short poem by Anna Crowe, entitledContinue reading “Programme notes for all the pieces for New Music Day, Colchester 11th May 2011”