Alinéa Ensemble – festival launch and trailer

Last week I spoke to the members of Alinéa Ensemble (Tyler Bouque, Robbie Bui, Emma Burge, Alex Garde and Matthew Henson) as part of their forthcoming online festival, Everything But the Kitchen Sink, which will be running throughout summer. We chatted about lockdown, listening, composer interviews and general new music stuff. It was great fun, in spite of my internet connection behaving at its absolute worst throughout. (Thank you for your patience, guys!) There is a trailer (my first!) here:

Everything But the Kitchen Sink will appear as weekly episodes, starting this Friday. My episode is first, but once you’re over that hump you can look forward to work and words from an incredible line-up: Chaya Czernowin, Marcos Balter, Rebecca Saunders, Hans Thomalla, Aaron Cassidy, Du Yun, Ashley Fure, Michael Finnissy (featuring a virtual premiere), Liza Lim, Evan Johnson, Beat Furrer, Ming Tsao, Richard Barrett (featuring a virtual premiere), George Benjamin, Georges Aperghis, and Cat Lamb.


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