Marks Tey, Colchester CO6, UK

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Firestarter - John Ball and the Great Revolt at Finchingfield Guildhall

30th June 1.30-2.30pm

A collaboration with story teller Clare Goodall. Music from the 14th century provides the backdrop to the tale of the Great Revolt and radical preacher John Ball. Born near Colchester (maybe?), Ball preached in English (shocking!) and claimed that everyone was created equal (scandalous!!). He was excommunicated and would have languished in jail had he not been released by the Rebels as they took London, burnt the Savoy, and went on to parley with the King. The future hung in the balance...

Lunchtime Concert at St Andrew's Church, Earls Colne

11th July 2018 at 1pm

Some of the most fascinating and complex music of the 14th century, with compositional techniques we commonly associate with 20th century modernism: canons, inversions, prolation, hockets and isorhythm... The results are remarkably beautiful and the effect often quite serene. This music is very well suited to the live-looping set-up which allows us to hear the individual layers of each piece as they slot together. For variety's sake there'll also be a couple of the 14th century's catchiest tunes!

Looping at Slackfolk, Colchester

10th August 2019 at 2pm

TBC depending on whether Slackfolk manage to find a new venue folloing the closure of the Piatto cafe...

Looping at Medieval Music in the Dales

6th-8th September 2019

I'll be doing some looping on the Castle stages at various times throughout the festival, as well as leading some workshops and exhibiting with The Shawm Shop.

Firestarter - John Ball and the Great Revolt at Colchester Early Music

2nd February 2020 at 5.30pm

A collaboration with story teller Clare Goodall. Music from the 14th century provides the backdrop to the tale of the Great Revolt and radical preacher John Ball. Born near Colchester (maybe?), Ball preached in English (shocking!) and claimed that everyone was created equal (scandalous!!). He was excommunicated and would have languished in jail had he not been released by the Rebels as they took London, burnt the Savoy, and went on to parley with the King. The future hung in the balance...