ORGAN PREVIEW: Profound Sound returns to Folkestone’s Creative Quarter with a whole load of sound and musical art…


Dates for your new diaries, details of Folkestone’s Profound Sound festival are emerging, looks like it could be rather good, we like the way things flow over in Folkestone.

The Profound Sound Folkestone is on 3/4/5 February 2017.  “Profound Sound reaches across traditional forms of music to the fringes of sound-art; covering song & instrumental performance, spoken word, radio broadcasting, sound installations, contemporary classical and jazz, electroacoustic works, sound-art, film and video. The programme includes talks, workshops, installations all in venues and spaces throughout Folkestone’s Creative Quarter.  Performers and works hail from as far as New York and Hong Kong – and include home-grown samples”

“We have a pack programme of opera, theatre, live music, installations, talks and workshops to entice all ages into listening, doing and experiencing a whole range of music and sound art  We are super excited to announce the headline acts for the festival and encourage you to make the most of our early bird ticket offer of £20 (ends 15 Jan), instead of the full price of £27. We believe in access for everyone so are keeping ticket prices low and will be offering free festival passes to young people under 23. We will be drip feeding the rest of the lineup which includes lots of home grown Folkestone and Kent talent. Follow us at @ProfoundSoundFF or visit us on Facebook to keep up-to-date with the latest annoucements. Profound Sound is a melting pot of different types of music, live performance and unexpected encounters to lighten up those dark winter days”.

Profound Sound is a Collaboration between Folkestone Fringe, Folkestone Quarterhouse, Melting Vinyl and Hot Salvation Records. Find out lots more via the official website . Highlights of the festival over the three busy days in Kent include…

Leafcutter John – “Leafcutter John is a London based songwriter, electronic musician, and artist. For the Festival, John will create an immersive audiovisual experience using a light controlled musical interface that he has designed and developed. The interface uses a light sensitive controller and software that is played gesturally using handheld lights and other light sources. The sounds produced are strongly related to the performer’s actions and are all produced in real-time”.


Mozart vs Machine – “a high-octane mash-up of Mozart opera, electronic sound and video, bringing some of history’s most iconic artists together in a theatrical sci-fi-gameshow encounter. In Mozart vs Machine, composer Dominic Robertson (the artist formerly known as Ergo Phizmiz) has pieced together ideas and notes from across history into an irreverent collage of music and theatre that blurs the boundaries of opera and performance art. Think you know Mozart? Think again…”

“The Montrose Composers’ Club return to the Profound Sound festival with more wonderful and weird sounds for anyone eager to feel the shock of the new. They will present premieres of works for string quartet, piano, accordion and a host of other instruments (and objects). This is unconventional classical music played with attitude and precision, at a festival where everyone is welcome! The Club’s debut event at Profound Sound 2016 sold out, so please book in advance to avoid disappointment”.

For more details of those three and lots lots more of what’s happening during the Profound Sound Festival just head over to the official festival website .

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