Music

Exeter-based Musician to Perform in Global Benefit for Gender Equality and Environmental Sustainability

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 10/09/2020 - 12:25am

Exeter-based performer Riaz Ahmad will join nine musicians and artists from across the globe for a virtual music festival that will raise money to support Creative Action Institute’s work to advance gender equality and build a more sustainable planet.

Riaz will be performing a set as part of Raising Spirits, Creative Action Institute’s online event taking place October 24th at 4:00 pm EST. He is joining performers from Bristol, Boston (United States), New York City, Cincinnati, Seattle, Kenya, and Cameroon, in this one-night-only event.

Tickets are available for purchase...

Simon Belshaw

Local composer creates a Zoom version of audio installation during lockdown

Authored by sbelshaw
Posted: Tue, 08/18/2020 - 11:36am

For the past few weeks composer / technologist Simon Belshaw has been working on a project to create a Zoom version of his Music Machine 4 for 8 players sound installation.

The Arts Council funded physical installation was scheduled for March 2020 but had to be cancelled due to Covid-19.

The piece uses 8 novation launchpads and 8 Raspberry Pi computers. The launchpads have an 8x8 grid of buttons, when one of these lights up the performer presses it and a short cell of music is played.

The piece runs for 8 minutes and begins by choosing only one note, then two and...

Heir follow their heroes and record at world's most famous studio

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 06/18/2020 - 9:45pm

Groove pop band Heir have followed in the footsteps of their music heroes – all the way to Abbey Road!

The five-piece – whose keyboard player Sam Perry hails from Exeter – have just released their eagerly-awaited new single Fear of Falling .

The brilliant slice of throwback pop was not only recorded at London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios but was produced by the great Ken Scott who has famously worked with such icons as The Beatles, David Bowie, Pink Floyd and Elton John .

The magical experience at Abbey Road was new territory for Heir whose previous singles...

Best songs for yoga: 8 songs for your perfect playlist

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 06/12/2020 - 2:48pm

Making a yoga playlist doesn’t have to involve collecting solely tantric, spellbinding melodies, or albums that are reminiscent of temples. There are plenty of songs to collect that will be able to get you zen enough to strike a pose. Yoga is personal, and playlists can reveal a touch of that personality.

Music can be incredibly powerful for your yoga practice. With these songs, you’ll get a mix of slow spacey sounds and energizing beats to help you hold poses from happy baby to bird of paradise.

1. Bob Moses - Talk

This song has some of that primal vibe known in yoga...

Learn to Play Day 2020 events postponed

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 03/17/2020 - 9:02pm

Following the government’s announcement yesterday, and the ongoing daily developments in regard to Coronavirus, the decision has been made to postpone the nationwide Learn to Play Day events that were planned for the weekend of 28th/29th March 2020.

Paul McManus, CEO of Music for All, the organisers of Learn to Play Day, said:

“The safety of all event organisers and participants is of the utmost importance to us. This is a very current and fast-changing situation with the risks to people's health likely to escalate alongside growing public concern. We understand that this...

What You Need To Know Before Becoming A Full-time DJ

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Tue, 03/17/2020 - 8:51pm

Are you also pleased with the idea of how fun and easy being a DJ can be? Now it might be a fact, but it’s not all true! Since being a DJ is all fun and cool, it’s also important for someone who is opting to become a DJ to work hard enough in it. As when it comes to becoming a full-time DJ and making your name in it, one needs to consider putting great effort and skills in it. And for that, once you learn about all the insights of becoming a full-time DJ and master all the required skills; it’ll be a little less of a struggle for you to become a successful DJ. So now, let’s start...

Music, Food, Drink and Shopping: Spring begins in Topsham

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Tue, 03/10/2020 - 10:58am

This event has been POSTPONED due to Coronavirus and will now take place on Saturday 26 September 2020. -------------------------------------

Spring isn’t just about daffodils and longer days – it’s also about one of the biggest events of the year in a glorious part of Devon.

Spring Forward Saturday on Saturday March 28 is a feel-good family-friendly day of music, shopping, food and drink taking place across the Exe estuary town of Topsham.

Almost all Topsham’s 50 shops, cafés and restaurants are involved with special offers for visitors and locals - one store...

** POSTPONED ** Exeter Choral Society charity concert

Event Date: 
08/05/2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Venue: 
St. James' Church, Mount Pleasant Rd., Exeter, EX47QD

** PLEASE NOTE THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN POSTPONED **

If you are a fan of modern choral music, or would like to give it a try, then Exeter Choral Society's next charity concert will give you a night to remember.

The star attraction will be Rutter's Requiem, written in memory of his father and his desire that music should be accessible to a wide audience, and following a chance encounter with the original manuscipt of Faure's Requiem in Paris. This work features parts of the Latin Requiem, but also an interpretation of 'Out of the Deep' and 'The Lord is my Shepherd' ....

Exete Choral Society charity concert

Event Date: 
08/05/2020 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Venue: 
St. James' Church, Mount Pleasant Rd., Exeter, EX47QD

If you are a fan of modern choral music, or would like to give it a try, then Exeter Choral Society's next charity concert will give you a night to remember.

The star attraction will be Rutter's Requiem (1985), written in memory of his father and his desire that music should be accessible to a wide audience, and as a result of a chance encounter with the original manuscipt of Faure's Requiem in Paris. This work features an arrangement of parts of the Latin Requiem, but also an interpretation of 'Out of the Deep' and 'The Lord is my Shepherd'. It is undoubtedly one of the best loved...

Mother of Order release album based on work by Exeter University

Authored by Martinhall
Posted: Sun, 02/09/2020 - 2:44pm

Warp and Weft is a progressive folk album of songs about the Lancashire Cotton Famine. It features poems from the time collected by University of Exeter, as well as original songs by the band.

Cath Rogan says “As soon as we heard about the poems we wanted to do something about the Cotton Famine, it’s a piece of working class history which doesn’t get taught in schools and is largely forgotten.”

@CottonFaminePoetry tweeted that they were "Very happy that @Motheroforder1 are working to let people hear these century-and-a-half-old words from Lancashire."

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