New experimental music is brought to life by members of the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme – daring first performances united by a joy in experimentation and a love of sound and music.

Larry Goves
Angharad Davies
The House of Bedlam

Francesca Fargion
Kalun Leung
Kirsten Voss Petersen

Mathis Saunier
Rachael Gibson
Sam Longbottom
Samuel Loveless

Composition, Alternative Performance and Performance Art (CAPPA) is a Britten Pears Young Artist Programme course which considers what it means to make new music through the dual lenses of historical performance art and adventurous new-music practice. Participants with diverse approaches are invited to bring together music composition, improvisation, interpretation, multimedia art, installation and performance art.

This one-day series of events is assembled by course leaders Larry Goves and Angharad Davies with the ensemble The House of Bedlam and CAPPA members. There will be new work prepared on the course, where individual contributions and collaboratively made work are situated alongside essential historical and contemporary experimental repertoire. These will be unpredictable performances united by a joy in experimentation.