Two days showcasing nine fascinating projects, all devised in residencies at Snape Maltings

Most projects are showings of work currently in development Audience interaction and feedback is built into the design of the two days

Festival of New (Friday 7–Saturday 8 September 2018) invites audiences to experience two intense days of quick-fire events featuring nine fascinating projects, all devised at one of the world’s great centres of music – Snape Maltings.

All the projects have been made at Snape in residencies that take place in its creative campus throughout the year. Some of the work is finished but most is still in development, so audience interaction and feedback is an integral part of the weekend.

Projects range from Bastard Assignments’ radical performance art, installation and improvisation to China Moses and Alex Wilson’s R&B and jazz collaboration and singer Naala’s explorations of synaesthesia in collaboration with lighting and sound designers, a chocolatier and a parfumier.

Festival of New invites audiences to come to discover new work, exchange perspectives with the artists and take new ideas home.

Festival of New listings:

Friday 7 September 2018


Perhaps Contraption

Twisted brass from the bewilderingly eclectic band

Derelict industrial buildings


Horse Whisperer: Eggs

Multimedia music theatre using live performance and video installation to create short scenes that can be watched ‘on shuffle’.

Jerwood Kiln Studio


Seven Ways The Blues Can Change Your Life

A new R&B and jazz collaboration between American singer-songwriter, writer and TV presenter China Moses and British band leader Alex Webb.

Britten Studio

Saturday 8 September 2018


Kafka Fragments, Junk Lectures

Singer Rebecca Hardwick’s simply-staged pairing of Kurtág's seminal Kafka Fragments (1986) with Junk Lectures (2016) by Oliver Brignall, both for voice and violin.

Peter Pears Recital Room



New work from recently formed 13-piece band mixing folk, electronica, improvisation and contemporary classical music.

Derelict industrial buildings


Hanbury & Groves: A Time of Listening

A contemporary music theatre work exploring the fallibility and frailty of human memory.

Britten Studio



What are the roles of our other senses in listening and performing? A soulful singer works with a lighting designer, a sound designer, a chocolatier and a parfumier…

Jerwood Kiln Studio


Bastard Assignments

Performance art, installation, composition and improvisation from this radical four-strong composer collective.

Snape Maltings Concert Hall


Ayanna Witter-Johnson

MOBO-nominated singer-songwriter and cellist mixes R&B soulfulness and classical intricacy.

Britten Studio


© 1999 - 2019 Limited. All Rights Reserved