Drawing on CoMA Festival commission, the 2020 Festival workshop was used to establish a Cornish-based amateur contemporary music ensemble as an ongoing concern, and linked to the wider CoMA network. The opportunity to do this with any degree of certainty was a result of the 2018 Festival BSO Participate workshop directed by Patrick Bailey. That workshop laid the foundations for a two week contemporary music project held later that summer which brought together a willing group of amateurs to attend rehearsals and give a performance of contemporary music. The project, called ‘Fresk!’ conducted by Patrick Bailey and organised by two of the 2018 Festival workshop participants, featured several works including Riley’s ‘In C’ and CoMA Open Score commissions by Hannah Kendall, Philip Cashian and Luke Bedford.
Fresk!, Boxing Cat Arts
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