Lunchtime concert

Contemporary music group CoMA Sussex, led by their celebrated director Steve Dummer, give a short concert of works by Sussex composers and – with the founder of West Dean College and patron of surrealism Edward James in mind – pieces that are inspired by painting or modern architecture, or are inherently surreal. Tickets at the door on a ‘pay what you decide’ basis.




1:30 pm


45 minutes


The Old Library, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation, near Chichester PO18 0QZ
This event is in the past

As well as being a patron of the arts Edward James was a poet, and counted Kurt Weill, Igor Stravinsky and Salvador Dalí among his friends. It is Edward who appears in Magritte’s famous painting of a man looking at the back of his head in a mirror.

Part of West Dean’s Salon Imaginaire series, the concert includes world premieres of two works by Sussex composers – Luís Nadal’s description in sound of a visit to the Barcelona Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich, and a set of musical portraits of autumn by Diego Monsalve.

Doors open at 1:00 p.m. for a 1:30 start.

Advance booking available through the West Dean College events page.