Stoke Newington Contemporary Music Festival 2015

Stoke Newington Contemporary Music Festival 2015

Dear friends,

Just a reminder about two events this weekend in The Old Church, Stoke Newington:

This year, SNCMF returns to its roots, with two contrasted events in the heart of the Stokey community. On Saturday 5th December we are delighted to welcome renowned experimental chamber choir the Vocal Constructivists ( to the beautiful St Mary’s Old Church ( In an event titled ‘Non-objective Composition’, the Constructivists take the centenary of Kazimir Malevich’s Eight Red Rectangles as the starting point for a fascinating journey through contemporary Polish scores incorporating graphics and text instructions, tightroping the intersection of a cappella vocal performance and live art.

The previous day, Friday 4th December guitarist Francesco Mariani will be joined by our own Gina Fergione in an intimate programme of 20th and 21st-century music for voice and classical guitar – a perfect way to wind down for the weekend.


Programme Information

Friday 4 December 2015 8.00 pm, St Mary’s Old Church Arts Centre (Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 9ES) Gina Fergione (mezzo soprano voice) & Francesco Mariani (guitar), £10 (/£5).

Laurence Crane                     Three pieces for guitar
Manuel De Falla                    Homenaje pour le tombeau de Claude Debussy
Ewan Stefani                          Senecio (based on Falla’s Homenaje)
Toru Takemitsu                    Wainscot Pond
Bryn Harrison                       Forms of Distance
Astor Piazzolla                       Oblivion
Leo Brouwer                         Elogio de la Danza
Federico García Lorca          Canciones
Chris Scobie                           Such Fragrance
Brian Inglis                            A Fond Kiss
Joaquín Rodrigo                    Canciones españolas



Saturday 5 December 2015 8.00 pm, St Mary’s Old Church Arts Centre (Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 9ES) – Vocal Constructivists (choir), £10 (/£5 concessions)

Bogusław Schäffer                            Nonstop

Sam Gillies                                          Between a Thought and an Action

Cornelius Cardew                             Scratch Music

Stephen Montague                            E pluribus unum

Wojciech Kosma                                Songbook


Schäffer                                              Lektura

Tomasz Sikorski                                Autozapis [Autorecording]

Cardew                                               Schooltime Compositions

Kasia Glowicka                                  La notte, Fifteenth Station

Schäffer                                              Grafiki




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