We were pleased to be able to welcome music residency programmers Samarbeta to SFTOC and overjoyed with what they curated – a one off collaboration and performance between Ex-Easter Island Head and a BBC Philharmonic Ensemble at a special space in Vimto Gardens.
Samarbeta are pleased to announce the beginnings of a new residency with Liverpool based trio Ex Easter Island Head (EEIH). Teaming up with selected members of the BBC Philharmonic the trio will be composing a new piece specifically for a performance that will be debuted at this years Sounds From the Other City (SFTOC) festival on Sunday May 3rd.
In collaboration with SFTOC, Samarbeta have approached EEIH to take on this incredible opportunity to write a specific piece for the BBC Philharmonic ensemble.
“EEIH are a group we have wanted to work with since the music residency inception and we are excited to be ableto offer them this opportunity alongside our good friends at SFTOC.” – Samarbeta, 2015
The EEIH trio form an ensemble composing and performing music for solid-body electric guitar, percussion and other instruments, they have worked within many different genres and are passionate about the music they create. They have a wide variety of skill sets which make them ideal to take on this challenge.
The BBC Philharmonic is an internationally renowned broadcasting orchestra based in Salford. It supports and nurtures emerging talent from across the North West, working closely with Salford City Council and other partners to provide unique opportunities like this one for musicians of all ages to work with players from the orchestra.
EEIH have begun writing their composition and will be working with specific musicians from the BBC Philharmonic, including a harpist, a saxophonist and a string quartet. The piece will be rehearsed at the BBC Philharmonic Studio in MediaCityUK and debuted at Vimto Gardens on Sunday May 3rd as part of SFTOC.
It will be performed twice on the day and will have a limited audience capacity. The festival itself is a ticketed event and this performance will be a FREE ticket within the event, available to collect from Islington Mill on the day of the performance from 2pm onwards