Brighton Early Music Festival (BREMF) have a perfectly socially distanced concert as the Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments’ is Introducing the Trumpet Marine with the first modern-day outing for this lost 17th century instrument on Friday 30 October at 7pm. At 2 metres high, the trumpet marine is the perfect instrument for social distancing! Clare Salaman and The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments who champion rare and exotic instruments have commissioned 4 new ‘trumpets marine’ in order to recreate a programme presented in London in 1674 which featured a quartet of these unique instruments which make extraordinary sounds ranging from a loud trumpet-like buzz to a soft and fuzzy flutey tone. It has been suggested that one of their uses was as trumpet-substitutes for use by nuns, for whom wind instruments would have been off-limits!
Watch events free online at www.youtube.com/user/brightonemf
This will be a free online concert available as part of this year’s Digital version of BREMF with everything available in your own home, wherever you live.
BREMF@home – across the EARTH
Premieres: 23 October – 1 November 2020.
Full listings for our exciting series of 10 individually devised programmes merging musical performance with film, images, animation and documentary presentation - much more than filmed concerts.
By going online, the Festival is looking forward to reaching to a wider audience both in Brighton and across the earth, including people who find it difficult to get out to live events in person. Artistic Director Deborah Roberts says: “The current COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to rethink how we can best present the Festival this year. Given current global uncertainty, we have decided to develop a fully digital Festival, with programmes merging musical performance with film, images, animation and documentary presentation - much more than filmed concerts. We can’t wait!”
Full listings of this year’s events are attached and also available on the BREMF website
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