St Laurence Church
52 High St, Stroud GL5 1JL
Hidden Notes is a brand new annual two day event in Stroud, Gloucestershire. Founded by local independent arts magazine Good On Paper it focuses on presenting the works of contemporary classical and avant-garde composers rarely seen together on the same stage to an eager audience, whilst also providing the artists with a platform to perform new music and collaborations.
20:30 – Lubomyr Melnyk
‘Continuous music’ pioneer and literal force of nature Lubomyr Melnyk released his latest album Fallen Trees on December 7, 2018. Known as ‘the prophet of the piano’ due to his lifelong devotion to his instrument, the release coincided with Melnyk’s 70th birthday.
19:15 – Hatis Noit
Japanese vocal performer hailing from distant Shiretoko in Hokkaido who now resides in London. Hatis Noit’s accomplished range is astonishingly self-taught, inspired by everything she could find from Gagaku — Japanese classical music — and operatic styles, Bulgarian and Gregorian chanting, to avant-garde and pop vocalists.
18:00 – Sebastian Plano
Sebastian Plano is an internationally acclaimed Argentinian composer, producer and musician, currently based in Berlin. His approach to electronic music is intrinsically linked to years of chamber music and orchestra playing, in his records, Sebastian creates large ensemble pieces with acoustic instruments and electronics by himself achieving a genuine and unique sound in his music.
16:45 – Claire M. Singer
Claire M Singer is a composer, producer and performer of acoustic and electronic music, film and installations. In recent years her work has focused on composing and performing a mix of organ, cello and electronics. For her performance at Hidden Notes she will be joined by cellist Sandy Bartai from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and instrumental rock group the Pirate Ship Quintet.
15:30 – Spindle Ensemble
Spindle Ensemble are a contemporary chamber quartet from Bristol’s music collective Bloom. They perform original compositions by Daniel Inzani that hover cinematically somewhere between jazz, folk and classical idioms, taking inspiration from artists such as Moondog, Maurice Ravel and Mulatu Astatke.http://www.spindleensemble.com
Wristband collection: ticket office at St Laurence Church upon arrival.