The creation of audio & video legacy recordings of a landmark concert including Markus Stockhausen at King's College Chapel, Cambridge

New stretch target

Additional Funding is Helping Increase Outreach

It is such a thrill that you are reading this - it means we are now building upon the success of the initial legacy recording project and are able to extend it on to a further phase. 

You're Enabling So Much More To Be Done

The wonderful support we've received is such exciting evidence that there's an appetite out there for brass and live electronica - an appetite that needs satisfying!  So we're hoping to build upon the enthusiasm for this legacy recordings project and use it as a catalyst for more involvement across a wider outreach.

By contributing to the additional target, you will directly assist us in establishing the vital roots for a Brass and Electronica performance tour. Using the recordings generated from this project, together with the additional funding we will be able to engage venues to secure a concert tour, and help to further the understanding and awareness of this magnificent collection of music.

There's Still Time

This crowd-funding project is set to remain open until 19th October 2015, and all the rewards will also remain available during this time.  So, you still have a chance to secure your exclusive copy of an autographed programme, CD and DVD - a rare addition to anyone's musical collection.

Contributing to a Catalyst for the Future

The additional target will be the catalyst for future educational and collaborative performances, embracing the success of the original project by using the resultant production of audio CDs and DVDs as the ideal vehicles to develop and extend the journey of musical discovery where . . .

. . . anything becomes possible 

Project aim

The creation of audio & video legacy recordings of landmark performances with special guest Markus Stockhausen at King's College Chapel, Cambridge on 10th October 2015.

About the project - You Can Be Part of It

If you've watched the video, you'll already realise that you could be part of a significant musical legacy.  Helping us to embrace and capture for posterity, through audio and video recordings, a unique collection of performers and their performances amidst an histroic setting. 

At 9.30pm on 10th October 2015 at King's College Chapel, Cambridge, the concert "Within Those Radiances ..." will commence.  It is the beating heart of the contemporary music festival Epiphany Through Music  (devised by John Wallace and Andrew Powell to be part of the King's 500 celebrations), and represents a magnificent union between contemporary music for brass and live electronics, its creative pioneers and today's advocate performers.

Help us to enable future musicians, scholars and enthusiasts to share and learn from this remarkable occasion - a matchless fusion of brass and live electronics presenting works of the master practitioners of the genre.

Your support will help to create and preserve a defining moment in the journey of musical discovery for the brass community, enabling it to be enjoyed and appreciated by future generations.

We want to capture and preserve this significant musical experience, a unique moment of contemporary music performance amidst an historic setting which has been the inspiration for ideas and creativity for five centuries.  If you can help, you have the opportunity of receiving an exclusive collector's copy of these recordings for your personal use.

We need to raise £1,500 to provide the necessary equipment, facilities and services for this to be achieved.

   

Project Background

"Within Those Radiances ..." is an extraordinary concert, on 10th October 2015, which represents the beating heart of the celebratory contemporary music festival - Epiphany Through Music - being presented at King's College Chapel, Cambridge on 9-11th October 2015 as part of the chapel's quincentenary celebrations (King's 500). 

This landmark concert presents a unque fusion of brass and live electronics, through the works of leading composers Roger Smalley, Tim Souster and Andrew Powell, and the collaborative performances of Markus Stockhausen, Andrew and Kirsten Powell, John Wallace, John Miller, The Wallace Collection, Tim Cooper, and The Cambridge University Trumpet Ensemble.

The festival was the brainchild of King's alumni John Wallace and Andrew Powell, who developed from callow Kings freshers in 1967 into their subsequent, totally absorbing, careers, placing them both as internationally renowned musicians across numerous platforms and genres.

There is an unquestionably strong bond of community that exists between all King's alumni and alumnae of succeeding generations who have experienced the transformative effect of a King's education.  John and Andrew are no exception to this ethos, and the catalyst for the festival, and in particular the concert "Within Those Radiances ...", was bourne from their shared recollections of King's in 1968 - the 'turning-point moment' when student revolution was in the air, the winds of cultural change rippled through Europe and the era of Roger Smalley and Tim Souster coming as composers-in-residence to King's. 

This turning point proved to be a remarkable new chapter, in keeping with those times of development and so significant for its freedom and openness.  To John and Andrew, and subsequent King's students, it was a time which signified that anything became possible.

Performance Programme

"Within Those Radiances ..." on 10th October 2015, King's College Chapel, Cambridge, will bring together leading exponents of the 1968 'turning point' era and combine them with performances from today's key advocates:

Roger SmalleyEcho IIIPerformed by John Miller: trumpet; Kirsten Powell and Andrew Powell; tape delay & sound diffusion

Tim SousterThe Transistor Radio of St NarcissusPerformed by John Wallace: Flügel Horn; Kirsten Powell and Andrew Powell; live electronics & sound diffusion

Andrew Powell"With Those Radiances ..."Performed by The Wallace Collection: John Wallace, John Miller (trumpets); John Logan (horn); Rui Pedro Alves (trombone); Anthony George (tuba)

Markus Stockhausen"..........the tenth of October 2015"Performed by Markus Stockhausen: trumpet, flugelhorn, electronics; The Cambridge University Trumpet Ensemble; The Wallace Collection; Kirsten Powell and Andrew Powell and assisted by Tim Cooper; live electronics & sound diffusion

  • The performance of Stockhausen's "..........the tenth of October 2015" is part of his Phoenix solo project, but specially expanded for this unique event, to fill the space and time of King’s College Chapel.
  • Programme notes: The sound carries the soul towards the sky. Markus Stockhausen performs using his electronic equipment to widen the sound possibilities. Nevertheless the pure trumpet sound always remains in the foreground. The imagination of the listener is stimulated. Inner spaces open up through sound. Colourful sound sculptures arise in the Now.

Historic Inspiration

It seems that the founder of King's College, Cambridge, Henry VI - the archetypal Renaissance Prince - must have understood that music heard in sublime surroundings was the ideal trigger for that epiphanic moment of discovery in the pursuit of new knowledge whether in the Sciences, Arts or Humanities. 

The idea of light, and enlightenment taken from this historic inspiration pervades the entire Epiphany in Music festival, and is acutely evident in the innovative presentation of "Within Those Radiances ..." on 10th October 2015.

 

Share in the Results Through Our Rewards

We are extremely grateful for all contributions to this project and thank all of you who are taking an interest in our exciting and adventurous plans.

We want to be able to share in the success of the project - without your support the magnitude of this musical collaboration could not be preserved.  We want you to see how important your contribution has been, and let you experience the performances for years to come.  Our rewards for key funders are therefore inteneded to directly involve you with the results of your generosity:

Funders offerering £15+

We will send you an autographed copy of the festival programme, signed by all the contributing concert performers of "Within Those Radiances ...", including Markus Stockhausen, Kirsten and Andrew Powell, Tim Cooper, John Wallace, The Wallace Collection and The Cambridge University Trumpet Ensemble. 

This offers a wonderful in-depth record of this unique festival and with such a rare collection of autographs, it provides an exclusive keepsake to remind you what a significant difference your generosity has made.

Key Funders offering £50+

We will provide you with an exclusive collector's copy of the audio CD that will be produced as a result of this project.  This CD will not be on general release, so you will possess an extremely unique recording. 

In addition, you will receive a festival programme signed by all the contributing performers of this iconic concert "Within Those Radiances ...", enabling your personal record of this momentous occasion to be fully documented.

Key funders offering £100+

We will provide you with an exclusive collector's copy of the audio CD and DVD which will be produced as a result of this project.  The recordings will not be on general release, so you will possess extremely rare recordings for your personal enjoyment across audio and visual platforms.

In addition, you will receive a festival programme signed by all the contributing performers of this iconic concert "Within Those Radiances ...", enabling your personal record of this momentous occasion to be fully documented.

Key funders offering £200+

We will include your name or business name on the rolling credits of the DVD and offer our public thanks to you through our social media network and post-event website update.

We will provide you with an exclusive collector's copy of the audio CD and DVD which will be produced as a result of this project.  The recordings will not be on general release, so you will possess extremely rare recordings for your personal enjoyment across audio and visual platforms.

In addition, you will receive a festival programme signed by all the contributing performers of this iconic concert "Within Those Radiances ...", enabling your personal record of this momentous occasion to be fully documented.

With Your Involvement - Anything Becomes Possible

Help us create archives for the future - share our enthusiasm for this exciting collaboration and enable us to produce recordings which will preserve the moment for the future.