Issie Barratt’s INTERCHANGE: Open Rehearsal

Part of Leeds Jazz Festival

Sunday 5 June 2022

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Ahead of their concert here for Leeds Jazz Festival (Sun 5 Jun, 4pm), here’s a chance to sit in on a rehearsal with Issie Barratt’s all-star Interchange ensemble as they play through brand new works by emerging female composers for the very first time. 

As part of their mission to champion and mentor the nation’s most innovative women composers and improvisers, Issie and her band are offering a unique, free professional development initiative for female composers who want to gain more experience in writing for large ensembles: Beyond the Secret.

Works by 10 female composers selected from an open call and mentored and supported in writing works for the ensemble will get their first ever airing, with four of the pieces being chosen for performance at the afternoon concert. 

Presented in partnership with JazzLeeds as part of Leeds Jazz Festival.

Price
Free
Venue
  • Howard Assembly Room

Start time
1pm

Duration
90 minutes

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Personnel

Imogen Churchill – Voice
Becca Toft – Trumpet
Helena Kay – Alto
Alyson Cawley – Tenor Sax
Rosie Turton – Trombone
Issie Barratt – Baritone Sax
Shirley Smart – C
ello
Zoe Rahman – P
iano/Accordion
Charlie Pyne – Bass
Caroline Boaden – Drums

Have your work performed by INTERCHANGE!  

As part of INTERCHANGE’s mission to champion and mentor the nation’s most innovative women composers and improvisers, Issie Barratt and her band are offering a unique, free professional development initiative for female composers who want to gain more experience in writing for large ensembles: ‘Beyond the Secret’.

Applicants are invited to submit examples of previous compositions and details of their experience so far, so that INTERCHANGE can familiarise themselves with the composer’s current style and approach to composition, before the closing date of Monday 4 April. No experience of writing for improvising musicians is necessary – all styles and genres are welcome. The more the merrier!

Between 6 April and 26th May, 10 successful applicants will have the opportunity to write 1-3 minute pieces for the ensemble, mentored and supported by Issie and other composers from INTERCHANGE via Zoom tutorials and email correspondence.

INTERCHANGE will play the 10 works in an open rehearsal workshop in the Howard Assembly Room from 1pm-2.30pm on the day of the gig. Four pieces will then be selected for performance as part of Interchange’s live set from 4pm.

There are no age restrictions on this opportunity.

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