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Eye Music presents In 2015 we present A FESTIVAL OF VOICE AND COLOUR: S AT U R D AY 1 4 S E P T E M B E R S U N D AY 1 5 S E P T E M B E R M O N D AY 1 6 T O F R I D AY 2 0 S E P T E M B E R S U N D AY 2 2 S E P T E M B E R

Each day the music will feature music for voices:

2019 Colourscape
12 noon Colourscape opens 12 noon Colourscape opens
* On the first day a full 20-piece choir sing contemporary 12 noon Colourscape opens Workshops in Colourscape
music with Colourscape opening from 12 noon to 1pm
* A day of improvised and written poetry and a new 12.30 to 4.30pm 12.30 to 4.30 12.30 to 4.30
(last admission 12.30)
Tintinabulation – David Stevens
Music Festival
voice sound-world
* A day of women’s voices and a new commission Hugh Davies Tribute East meets West – Beibei Wang, On the weekdays Colourscape will be open for workshops from
In* 2019 we day’s
Our final present
commission for choir, musicians on a 2019 Eye Music Rawsthorn commission
with Hans-Karsten Raecke, Max Eastley, Galician musicians and dancers 10am to 3pm and public access to Colourscape will be restricted
journey in Colourscape to 12 to 1pm. During this time Colourscape can be explored
on Clapham Common Lawrence Casserley and Johannes Bergmark without music and at a reduced price.
A 30th anniversary
Beibei Wang performs on a huge range of percussion and Performed by Coro,
Check our website: for any late other sounds - from traditional Chinese Drums to gently
The Colourscape Music Festival has appeared changes For the opening of our 30th Anniversary festival we present creating music with water; from playing tuned flowerpots to Every day from Monday to Friday there will be workshops Coloma Percussion

festival of Ensemble, David Sutton-

annually on Clapham Common since 1989 – the the music and instruments of Hugh Davies. Hugh was a contemporary in colour, light and music given by the Colourscape artists,
Beibei Wang musicians and performers. These workshops will cover a range
only contemporary music festival to take great contributor to Eye Music events and one of his last percussion Anderson
place actually inside a sculpture. Composers performances was at our 2004 Colourscape Festival. synthesizer. of topics exploring the scientific nature of colour and light
Lawrence Casserley and Simon Desorgher
originally founded their south London
invented Colourscape Safety and Weather Goldsmiths College now have an archive of Hugh’s extraordinary
invented instruments. Some of these will be played today in an
Beibei will
create a whole
as well as art and music. If you would like to bring a group
to participate in the workshop week please ring the festival
telephone number to check availability.
Tintinnabulation creates a
soundscape reminiscent of
music festival in Nettlefold Hall. When Symphony
Colourscape has an excellent safety ensemble of some musicians who worked with him. of Elements Sundays long past....
they encountered Colourscape they This year we present our newest Colourscape – Moonorooni –
record with no major incidents with sounds of
made the decision to move the
space and
Hans-Karsten, Max and metal, water, on Monday to Thursday lunchtimes. Come and experience new Scored for choir with tubular
whole contemporary music festival over 40 years. Hugh Davies
Johannes will also play earth and air. views of colour. bells and pedal harmonium -
into this amazing new space. their own contrasting all the elements of a distantly
Our safety is based on our
Colourscape is a very large
labyrinth of colour and light – a
colour large, trained team. On our
larger Colourscapes ten
invented instruments and
Lawrence will transform
their sounds using his
Eye Music
Trust are also
Reduced admission price for these days!

S AT U R D AY 2 1 S E P T E M B E R
remembered Sunday are
scattered through the labyrinth
of Colourscape.
experienced stewards look invention, a computer
sculpture of pure colour that Galician musicians (from the most Westerly part of Spain)
after all aspects of public

David Stevens

Chinese percussion sound processing Ivan Abal and Ariel Ninas - two musicians ready to knock your 12 noon Colourscape opens As you explore Colourscape
the public actually go inside. safety and are there to 12.30 to 4.30
instrument. expectations out with their fabulous instrument: the hurdy discover members of Coro (an
Everyone puts on a coloured meetsquestions
answer Galicianand help experienced London-based
cape to become part of the gurdy. A cross between a fiddle and a pepper grinder which
you to enjoy the experience
musicians choir) and young percussionists
colour experience and enters fully.
Hugh Davies’ instruments sometimes sounds like a church organ, sometimes like a viola, or Scordatura Ensemble play Harry Partch
into a new world where • 
Wondrous invented lent courtesy of
Goldsmith’s College.
a boat cracking, or a sawing machine. Colourscape Music Festival has invited the amazing Scordatura
Ensemble to perform at the 30th anniversary festival and
from Coloma RC Girls school
playing many tubular bells with
one can freely explore the Weinstruments
employ a specially- their sounds echoing and calling
Hans-Karsten Raecke Max Eastley Johannes Bergmark recreate the music and instruments of Harry Partch
designed wind-break system
potentials of light, colour and

Abal and Ariel Ninas to each other. As this dream

The newest music
space. that reduces the power of Harry Partch was a carpenter in music. Back in the early 20th comes to an end all these forces
any wind by 65% and can century he invented and built a number of beautiful instruments join together in the centre
But as if that wasn’t enough…..
there is also music, dance

running around the
whole structure.
that were able to realise the special soundworld that he
imagined. With an amazing range of 43 tones in an octave a
with a pedal hamonium for a
moment of awakening..
commission creates a
and theatre taking place pure intonation is possible, as well as every inflection of the
inside! This is a full nine-day soundscape
Colourscape through
has been tested human voice.
by independent safety The Eye Music Rawsthorn commission 2020
festival where the “venue” is an imagined, distantly
engineers and passed as The Scordatura Ensemble from Amsterdam has recreated a Each year we send out a call for composers to present ideas
our largest one-acre walk-in remembered Sunday
meeting high standards of number of his sculptural instruments with colourful names such for special Colourscape performances. Over the years we have
structure of nearly 100 interlinked
anchoring and stewarding. as Chromelodeon, Cloud Chamber Bowls and Diamond Marimba. presented music-theatre spread around the many Colourscape
chambers. Explore for a while and
you discover long views of intense
Colourscape opens to 4.30 to 5pm Colourscape open without music.
chambers, music for radios carried by the audience, a
We From traditional tunes of the Galician repertoire to modern jazz
colour and light. Move forwards and thenever show
public at Colourscape
12 to 5pm in and own compositions, they explore new ways of expression
4.30 to 5pm blindfolded choir and 35 loudspeakers, a Symphony of Gongs,
strong winds. Colourscape open new sculptural costumes and instruments.
another view opens up – and another on weekends. Music plays Our Colourscape Festival One structure opens as a sculpture of music through this 1000 years old instrument.
pure colour. without music,
– and another. Musicians and dancers 12.30 to 4.30 as a sculpture of Composers should check our website for information on
are found anywhere in this extraordinary Movement artists Jemima Brown and Kieran Page create applying for 2020.
Come and marvel at a breathtaking work of art! pure colour.
space leading the public on a journey of interactions with music and public.
colour, music and space.  .30 to 5pm Colourscape open without music as a sculpture of
The world’s largest Colourscape was commissioned in 1995 by 4.30 to 5pm Colourscape open without music,
Check our website: Scordatura Ensemble pure colour.
Eye Music Trust with National Lottery funding. as a sculpture of pure colour.
for any late changes. Come and marvel at a breathtaking work of art!

Weekend openings: 1 to 6pm
(each ticket admits to Colourscape for up to an hour) Nearest underground station Colourscape safety and weather
Clapham Common, Northern line.
Adult – £11.00
Child – £5.00
Family Ticket (up to 2 adults and 3 children) – £30.00
Buses to Clapham Common are:
35, 37, 88, 118, 131, 155, 189
•  olourscape has an excellent safety record with no major
incidents over 40 years.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Children under 2 are free.
•  ur safety is based on our large,trained team. On our larger
Colourscapes ten experienced stewards look after all aspects of
public safety and are there to answer questions and help you to
Weekday reduced price without music from 12 to 1pm enjoy the experience fully.
"The blues and soft greys went on forever. I could feel
myself expanding with the red and growing calmer Monday to Thursday lunchtimes
• W e employ a specially-designed wind-break system that reduces

The Colourscape sculptures presented at our 2019 festival Adult – £5.00
create unique environments linking music, colour and space. with the greens and blues. The people were dancers the power of any wind by 65% and can be seen running around
on a stage like a surreal abstract ballet. The music was Child – £2.00 the whole structure.
Highly coloured chambers are linked by elliptical openings to Family ticket (up to 2 adults and 3 children) – £13.00
form a breathtaking experience of the potentials of colour and excellent and much appreciated."
space illuminated by natural daylight. The public wear cloaks of
Please do be aware of other people’s enjoyment of the music Friday lunchtime
• Cand
 olourscape has been tested by independent safety engineers
passed as meeting high standards of anchoring and
primary colours that change in hue as they move through the Adult – £6.00
intensely coloured chambers. and the space – particularly keeping any noise to a minimum stewarding.
in the main music listening areas Child – £3.00

Whilst wandering through the interconnected chambers, you

Family Ticket (up to 2 adults and 3 children) – £16.00
•W  e never show Colourscape in strong winds.
will experience the intensity and subtlety of colour. We use only Look on our website:
translucent red, blue, green, yellow and opaque grey but you for more views of Colourscape.
 olourscape is not affected by rain as all events take place
will see mixtures of colour that you may not be able to name. DOOR. COME EARLY TO AVOID THE QUEUES.
Colourscapes are created by artists Peter Jones and Lynne

The main Colourscape that we present on Clapham Common Dickens and constructed with help from artist Becky Knight.
is called Festival One and is the largest structure of its kind in Our Festival One (1994), Festival Two and Moonorooni
Festival enquiries: 020 8763 9298
the world. It incorporates a large silver space with high columns
and domed ceiling. This space forms the chamber for the larger
Colourscapes have been commissioned by the Eye Music Trust Site mobile: 07905 974922
with funding from the National Lottery, Foundation for Sport
ensembles and performances.

and the Arts, Arts Council and City Bridge Trust.
The Moonorooni Colourscape that we are presenting on
Monday to Thursday lunchtimes is our smallest Colourscape – Colourscape will be installed on Clapham Common, off Eye Music Trust was given Regularly Funded Organisation
but in spite of its size it has a huge range of secondary colours Rookery Road, near the Long Pond boating lake and The

status by Arts Council England in 2008
and a Silver Dome. Windmill pub. Colourscape will be open from 12 to 5pm
at weekends, 12 to 1pm on weekdays. The festival is presented by Eye Music Trust.
Your ticket admits you to Colourscape for up to an hour (longer Trustees: Mimi Doulton, David Elliot, Simon Emmerson, Jane
in quiet periods). Admission will be available only at the door during festival Manning OBE, Nicky Rogers and Edwin Roxburgh. The 2019 Colourscape Music Festival is indebted to the
times. There is a limit on numbers for each performance Company Secretary: Antony Macdonald following organisations for their generous support: Arts
Each visitor walks freely, choosing from many routes through due to safety and licensing requirements, so come early to Festival Directors: Lawrence Casserley and Simon Desorgher. Council England, Daytrippers Charity, City Bridge Trust,
Colourscape, experiencing ever expanding views of radiating avoid disappointment. Production Manager: Izzy Liney Grocers Charity
colours. Musicians may be found anywhere playing in this most Front of House Manager: Paul Currier
unusual performance “venue”. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sound Engineer: Matt Saunders
A team of 12 look after Colourscape installation and public
Colourscape will normally open in all weather conditions enjoyment and safety.
From the reactions of many thousands of visitors, it is obvious
except for high winds. However, Eye Music Trust will not
that people have strong feelings about colour. Some people
be held responsible for cancellations due to weather or
describe red as a physical presence; others hesitate to step into
other reasons.
it. Some people find green relaxing, others find it disturbing.
Find out how you respond when you come to Colourscape.
The festival will not be held responsible for losses of
Many visitors are moved to express their experience in poetic personal property while in Colourscape.
There will be easy access for people with disabilities and
"I felt I could almost breathe the colours." a helper will be on hand for those in wheelchairs. Grocers Charity