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The Night Shift Pub Tour – Composers

Fri 18 Oct 2013

The Night Shift Pub Tour

Next week sees the last three stops on our national pub tour – Brighton, Bristol and Camden. So far we’ve had an awesome response, with people packing into pubs to hear Haydn, alongisde newly commissioned work from Kate Whitley, Satoko Doi-Luck and Kim B Ashton.

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Pub Tour: Set lists from The George and Old Queens Head

Tue 8 Oct 2013

Here are set lists from our gigs last month in Whitechapel and Angel. We’re on the road again soon, with more pub gigs in Brighton (21 Oct), Bristol (22nd Oct) and Camden (23 Oct).

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Pub Tour: Set list from The Bedford

Tue 24 Sep 2013

Apologies all – we had planned to post these set lists ages ago but, to be honest, we clean forgot. But here it is now – the full set list from our gig back on 9 September at The Bedford in Balham.

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Video feature: Composer Kate Whitley

Sat 7 Sep 2013

For the Pub Tour we’ve worked with three cutting-edge young composers to write short pieces for us, all composed with the pub environment in mind. On Monday and Tuesday of this week you get a chance to hear the first of them, Statice for String Quartet by Kate Whitley.

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Speed Interview: Kate Whitley

Fri 30 Aug 2013

Kate is one of three young composers writing brand new music for our Pub Tour. Her piece, Statice for String Quartet, will be premiered at the first night of the Pub Tour on 9 September at the Bedford in Balham and will be performed again the next day at The George Tavern in Shadwell.

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Pub Tour – now on sale

Mon 19 Aug 2013

We’re pretty damn excited to announce that, thanks to your donations and support, the 2013 Pub Tour is now on sale!

The tour takes in 6 pubs in 3 cities, and will feature the music of 18th century musical super-star Franz Joseph Haydn

Why Haydn? Well, cellist Robin Michael says: ‘Within a single line of music he can make you laugh, cry, dance and shock you with the most audacious of surprises. You can feel his generous spirit, the music bursts with invention, still fresh 200 years on.”

In the first set we’ll have a selection of some of Haydn’s ‘best bits’ and in the second, a complete string quartet. The exact music played will vary from night to night, so there will always be something a little different about each gig.

The tour will also feature 3 brand new pieces by some of today’s brightest composing talents – full details of who is being performed where below.

Each evening will feature 30 minute sets of music at 8.30pm and 9.30pm and doors will open at 7.30pm. While there may be some limited seating at some venues in general these are standing events.

We recommend early booking to secure limited availability discount tickets.
All tickets are subject to a 10% booking fee. Student tickets are £4 – please be sure to bring ID on the night – we WILL check!

Enough blurb – here are the tour details and booking links

Monday 9 September
The Bedford, Balham, London
Including the world premiere of Kate Whitley’s Statice for String Quartet
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Tuesday 10 September
The George Tavern, Shadwell, London
Including the Shadwell premiere of Kate Whitley’s Statice for String Quartet
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Wednesday 11 September
Old Queens Head, Angel, London
Including the world premiere of Satoko Doi-Luck’s The Flying of Fickle Time
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Monday 21 October
Blind Tiger, Brighton
Including the world premiere of a new piece by Kim B Ashton
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Tuesday 22 October
The Hatchet Inn, Bristol
Including the Bristol premiere of Satoko Doi-Luck’s The Flying of Fickle Time
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Wednesday 23 October
The Monarch, Camden, London
Including the Camden premiere of a new piece by Kim B Ashton
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Tickets
(all plus 10% booking fee)

£5 Mega Mega Advance
£8 Mega Advance
£10 Advance
£12 Not Advance (door)

£4 Students (NUS). Please bring ID

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The Night Shift Composers

Fri 2 Aug 2013

The venues have been chosen, the crowdfunding is under way and the composers have been selected.  As you may already know, this Night Shift pub tour is not only going to be taking place in London, Bristol and Brighton, but we’ll also be playing brand new music. We’ve worked with cutting edge new-music organisation Sound and Music to identify three new composers and asked them to each write a short new piece for the tour. They’ve been workshopping and developing these pieces with Orchestra players and now they’re ready for their premieres.

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