New stretch target
We will use this to record the whole event and make a DVD, which we'll use to fund and promote another similar event.
Contakt has staged 11 self-funded events over the past eight years, including collaborations with invited artists, but Soundmarks is an ambitious arts project on a grand scale, and we are looking for funding to create this unique and exciting event.
Soundmarks is a modern ‘variety show’, which will take place on Sunday, 20 March 2016 at the beautiful, refurbished Hoxton Hall in Hackney, east London. The event will be organized by Contakt, the contemporary music ensemble and will include 30 guest artists.
The event has two sections: a series of events between 1pm and 5pm in various spaces throughout the building (including the theatre, foyer, bar and several smaller rooms); and a concert in the evening in the theatre.
Soundmarks explores the significance of place in music and our collective and individual lives, by bringing together over 30 musicians (instrumentalists, singers), poets, dancers, and visual artists to explore soundworlds from contemporary classical to Bengali music, African-Cuban to Middle –Eastern genres, electro-acoustic sound to video projections and other visual arts.
The artists involved in the project are:
Shamim Azad – poet and story teller with Yousuf Ali Khan – tabla player
Janet Oates – composer and singer with CoMA Singers:
Gordon Banner, Katie Boot, Imogen Dyer, Jill House,
John McCleod, Sonja Mes, Page Starr, Elizabeth Dobson
Daniel Figols – composer and Ilse Ikse – flautist
Isabel White – performance poet with:
Robin Pilcher – performance poet
James Hodgson - performance poet
Cassandra Matthews – Guitar/Lute
Sabina Virtosu - violin
Emma O’Rourke – designer
Irene Wernli – dancer, choreographer
Jerry Wigens – composer, bass clarinet with:
Rosie Bergonzi – percussion
Evie O’Driscoll – cello
Dylan Bates - bongos
Emily Nevins - flute
Adam Lewin - clarinet
Karen Burnell - tenor horn
Ian Mitchell - bass clarinet
Jatin Shah – photographer
Paula Newbery – artist
Marjorie Lazaro – poet
Karen Fodor - mezzo-soprano
Sally J Davies - soprano
Kerry Andrews (Contakt) – composer, cello
Karen Burnell (Contakt) – tenor horn
Paul Burnell (Contakt) – oboe
Deborah Edwards (Contakt) – composer
Derek Foster (Contakt) – composer, vibes
For a taster of what Contakt has done in the past and to listen to extracts of our music, visit our website: