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Montrose Composers’ Club is a group of like-minded composers based in East Kent who meet regularly to try out new ideas, perform their music and promote it to the wider world.

The MCC was founded in September 2015 and they convene at Montrose House in Folkestone, Kent. The Club comprises of local composers Aidan Shepherd, Ian Fleming, Matthew Brown, Anna Braithwaite (founder) and Phil Self, who all studied classical composition. Their eclectic careers have lent their writing flavours of folk, jazz, cabaret and electronics, allowing them to create genre-defying sounds for savvy ears.

SAVE THE DATE:

The MCC are delighted to have been asked to curate an evening of new music at Free Range in Canterbury on Feb. 2nd. Also the Club's third concert (MCCIII) will be on 3rd Feb. 2017 at the Folkestone Profound Sound festival, see below for details.

 
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NEW PROJECTS:

MCC @ Free Range

8.30pm Thursday 2nd Feb. 2017 at Water Lane Coffeehouse, Water Lane, off Stour Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2NQ. FREE ENTRY.

The MCC are delighted to have been asked to curate an evening of new music at the ever popular Free Range series in Canterbury. As ever there will be premieres of new works as well as highlights from MCCII written for string quartet, piano, accordion and a host of other instruments and objects. Free Range is an award-wining series of experimental music, film and poetry events which happen at 8.30pm every Thursday from October to March at Water Lane Coffeehouse in Canterbury, Kent. All events are free entry.


MCCIII

8.30pm Friday 3rd Feb. 2017 at the brewery tap, 53 Tontine St, Folkestone CT20 1JR. ENTRY £5 in advance, £20 for a festival day pass or £27 for a festival weekend pass.

BOOK HERE on 01303 760 750 or in person at the Folkestone Quarterhouse.

The MCC return to the Profound Sound festival with more weird and wonderful new sounds for string quartet, piano, accordion and a host of other instruments and objects. This is classical music with a casual attitude towards convention at a festival where everyone is welcome! This event sold out last year so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

To hear about future MCC events please sign up to our mailing list at the bottom of this page.


PAST PROJECTS:

MCCII

The club's second concert MCCII took place on October 2nd 2016 in The Waiting Room on Folkestone Harbour.

MCCII saw the group joined by a string players (Flo Peycelon - Violin, Karen Jolliffe - Violin, Matt Brown - Viola and Sarah Boxall - Cello) for a performance of seven new pieces for string quartet, voice, hand bells and a host of other instruments. This informal performance was part of the Folkestone Fun Palace festival and included a chance for the audience to perform with the MCC and improvise some new music.


BIG RED SUN

MCC member, Aidan Shepherd, launched a new album of his work with band Arlet entitled 'Big Red Sun' in March 2016. To purchase a copy of the beautiful limited edition cd or to catch them performing live, click here.

Please listen to a taster from the new album below.


MCCI

The debut concert from the MCC on 12th February 2016 formed part of the 'Profound Sound' festival, a weekend of new music and sound art (co-curated by Folkestone Quarterhouse and Folkestone Fringe), which ran from 12th-14th February in Folkestone, Kent.

During this sold out event the five-strong collective premiered seven new pieces written and performed by the members and their special guests.

Images of MCCI by andrewaitchison.com

 

'Fait Accompli' by Anna Braithwaite.

fait accompli /, feɪt əˈkɒmpli,French fɛt akɔ̃pli/ noun noun: fait accompli; plural noun: faits accomplis A thing that has already happened or been decided before those affected hear about it, leaving them with no option but to accept it.

cello - Sarah Boxall, tenor saxophone - Phil Holmes, piano - Rhys Hodgson

The first movement of Anna Braithwaite's 'Pent House Music'  Performers: Vocals - Anna Braithwaite Viola - Matthew Brown Mandolin - Phil Self Electric Bass - Aidan Shepherd Drum - Sarah Boxall Keyboard - Ian Flemming

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