Two world premieres for Made In Worthing

Clouds over Worthing are set to inspire some cutting-edge music  in a day run by Revolutionary Music and national organisation Contemporary Music-making for Amateurs.

Popularly known as CoMA, the new music organisation has teamed up with the music wing of the Sussex-based Revolutionary Arts Group to run a day long workshop, ending in a concert. Musicians and singers will take their inspiration from the clouds over Worthing, as part of the new festival Made In Worthing.

Leading the workshop will be the director of CoMA's Sussex ensemble, Adam Swayne, who teaches at Chichester University, the Junior Royal Academy of Music and Lancing College. He will be joined by professional composer Patrick Harrex, co-founder of Brighton's Soundwaves Festival and composer-in-residence at Worthing High School.

 The workshop will be a rare opportunity for amateur musicians to explore the sound world of new music and be involved in the creation of a new contemporary work. The day will offer artistic challenges in an environment which is both encouraging and enjoyable. It takes place at the Heene Gallery, which is acting as a hub for the festival and also hosts a conference and theatre performances.

At the end of the day, the musicians will stage the world premiere performance of the new piece in a special concert. A new piece by composer Howard Jones will also receive a world premiere, and the CoMA Sussex Ensemble will play other music from their repertoire.

“This is a great opportunity for both local amateur musicians and contemporary music audiences,” says Revolutionary Music's Tracey Thompson, “as we bring an unusual, edgy and exciting event to Worthing.”

The workshop is supported by Worthing Arts Council.

The workshop takes place on Saturday 19th September from 10am-5pm, with the public performance from 5-6pm. It all happens at the Heene Gallery, Heene Road, Worthing.

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