Saturday 16 to Monday 25 August 2014, 11am-4pm
Tickets £6 adult / £3 child / £15 family ticket (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children)
Colourscape has been part of our imaginative Summer landscape for the past two seasons and we are delighted to welcome back the festival. The inflatable Moonorooni that fills the Museum's front lawn has been so successful because it offers a unique colour drenching experience that is a sensory delight for all ages. Don't miss the opportunity to soak up some pure colour this summer.
Presented by Eye Music Trust, Colourscape will feature a programme of contemporary music each weekend.
SAT Aug 16 - rarescale Ensemble
Contemporary music ensemble led by flautist Carla Rees. Carla's speciality is quarter-tone bass and alto flutes creating completely new harmonic spectrums. Her ensemble includes composer Michael Oliva, bassoonist Ashley Myall and guitarist David Black.
SUN Aug 17 - Viv Corringham Quartet
Viv Corringham's performances have been described as "Ethno-cyberpunk diva. Her voice is a thing of wonder, ranging from lilting folkiness to speaking-in-tongues wildness." Her quartet comprises flute-player/Colourscape Director Simon Desorgher, Double bass player Dom Lash and computer musician/Colourscape Director, Lawrence Casserley. The music will flow from free jazz through to ethnic influences and computer wizardry!
MON Aug 18 to FRI Aug 22 Michael Ormiston
- free-flowing performances and workshops for families. Fantastic for all ages from babies through to 100 year-olds!
On Saturday 23 August, Colourscape presents a special programme of new music inspired by Tessa Farmer's Unwelcome Visitors.
Sounds Positive Ensemble have commissioned new music by composers David Sutton-Anderson and Avril Anderson based on Purcell's Fairy Queen, Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream and Anthony Holborne's Fairy Rondo. These will be receiving their world premieres at the Holburne Museum.
There will also be performances of new music with Middle Eastern "belly-dancing". Get caught up in a colorful experience of insects whirring; dancers gyrating and faery pageants!
All of the music will be played inside the Colourscape structure throughout Saturday afternoon from 11am to 3pm.
Colourscape Music Festival runs until Bank Holiday Monday and features the Marlies van Ganglen Ensemble on Sunday and the Sylvia Hallett Bicycle Trio on Monday.
SAT Aug 23 - Sounds Positive Ensemble present Middle Eastern dance and contemporary instruments
Middle Eastern "Belly dancer" Itziar Ortiz de Landazuri performs with contemporary music ensemble of flute, sax, trombone, trumpet and piano. Experience the steamy dance of the Middle East accompanied by the latest contemporary sounds within the intense colour of Colourscape.
SUN Aug 24 - Marlies van Gangelen Ensemble
The new oboe sounds of Marlies; the ethnic Kora playing of Kadialy Kouyate are focussed and transformed by the computer and movement sensor manipulations of composer David Stevens.
MON Aug 25 - Sylvia Hallett Bicycle Trio
To celebrate the great new cycle routes of Bath we present an ensemble centred around the playing of Sylvia Hallett who specialises in bowing, strumming and striking bicycle wheel spokes and rims. Ethnic flautist Clive Bell and percussionist Ansuman Biswas join Sylvia for an ensemble of unusual and visual instruments to close the third annual Bath Colourscape Festival at the Holburne.
Last year the festival was a huge success and drew long queues on the final weekend. To beat the queues come on the first weekend or early on the weekdays.