The rescheduled and sold-out Hidden Notes Festival vol.2 finally
returns this September with Jonny Greenwood and Penguin Cafe alongside the likes of Erland Cooper, Poppy Ackroyd, Peter Broderick, James McVinnie, Shida Shahabi, Daniel Thorne, Harriet Riley and Simon McCorry.
Founded by local independent arts magazine Good On Paper, Hidden Notes Festival focuses on presenting the works of contemporary classical and avant-garde composers rarely seen together on the same stage whilst also providing the artists with a platform to perform new music and collaborations in intimate
The festival has now announced further additions to the programme and alongside the live music lineup it contains film screenings including the rarely shown Beth Gibbons and the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra: Henryk Górecki: Symphony no. 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs) concert film and BBC’s Tones, Drones and Arpeggios:
The Magic of Minimalism followed by a Q&A with the presenter of the two-part documentary; international conductor and musical revolutionary Charles Hazlewood chaired by Jane Millichip (CEO of BAFTA).
Elsewhere, talks include journalist, arts critic and broadcaster Jude Rogers
discussing her new book The Sound Of Being Human: How Music Shaped Our Lives with fellow author Ben Wardle (Mark Hollis: A Perfect Silence) and Ben Corrigan from the award-winning excuse the mess podcast will be in Stroud’s independent record shop Sound Records in conversation with the shop proprietor Tom Berry about the podcast and the accompanying albums/books released in February this year via the festivals own record label Hidden Notes Records.
Following the main concerts in the church Lates [AT] HN makes its first outing
featuring DJ sets at the Stroud Valley Artspace bringing forth Stone Club
founded by artists Lally Macbeth and Matthew Shaw as well as music
producer/sound designer Sasha Lewis has previously worked with the likes of Jon Hopkins and Four Tet.
This year the festival also has its own Resident Artist Dan Rawlings who produces unique contemporary art that explores the
juxtaposition of industrial production, heavy industry and the natural
At the Sub Rooms Stroud-based spatial experience designers Loss><Gain (John Best + David Sheppard) have collaborated with 25-plus musicians to write and re-work music as part of a deep-listening trip – IF: Moonbathing – a 360° immersive sound world, featuring new spatial mixes with Jarvis Cocker, Gruff Rhys, Anna Meredith, Oliver Coates, Rival Consoles, Mesadorm and many more.
Hidden Notes have also made a limited edition beer with their friends Stroud Brewery; a Hidden Notes Organic Pale Ale.
For further information, HIDDEN NOTES VOL.2 — Hidden Notes