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CoDI Off-Grid sgwrs #10


19:00 Wednesday 28.09.22

Described by the Financial Times as “one of the most exciting forces in contemporary music”, Bastard Assignments have been at the forefront of the UK experimental scene for nearly a decade.

Bastard Assignments' Caitlin Rowley and Edward Henderson talk about their work as composer-performers and working collaboratively, and discuss recent and current projects


The session will be illustrated by examples of their work and include some (very gentle) participation in a couple of online pieces. It concludes with a 15-minute Q&A session.

duration: 60-75 mins

age guidance: 16+

Admission is free of charge

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CoDI Dan-Ddaear sgwrs #10


19:00 Nos Fercher 28.09.22

Wedi’i ddisgrifio gan y Financial Times fel “one of the most exciting forces in contemporary music”, mae Bastard Assignments wedi bod ar frig y byd cerdd arbrofol y DU ers bron i ddegawd.

Aelodau Bastard Assignments Caitlin Rowley ac Edward Henderson yn siarad am eu gwaith fel artistiaid ac yn trafod prosiectau diweddar a dyfodol. Bydd y sesiwn yn cael ei darlunio gan enghreifftiau o'u cerddoriaeth ac yn cael ei ddilyn gan sesiwn Holi ac Ateb 15 munud.

canllaw oed: 16+

hyd : 60-75 munud

Mae mynediad i'r digwyddiad hwn yn rhad ac am ddim 


Bastard Assignments are Timothy Cape, Edward Henderson, Caitlin Rowley and Josh Spear, four composer-performers making experimental music. They work collaboratively and have developed a shared practice that encompasses concert music, movement work, online pieces, text, video, improvisation and performativity. They organise performances in London and show work across the UK and internationally.

Highlights of the last few years have included a collaboration with Ensemble Garage in Cologne which resulted in three new pieces, performances at Aldeburgh Festival, SPOR Festival in Århus, Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, Music Current in Dublin and Sheffield Chamber Music Festival. Their response to the altered performance circumstances of the pandemic resulted in an exploratory body of online work, the Lockdown Jams. These were pieces made remotely over the internet both by the group and a wide range of practitioners commissioned with the support of Arts Council England's COVID Relief Fund.


Bastard Assignments' work has been broadcast many times on BBC Radio 3. They were a resident ensemble on Snape Maltings' Open Space programme in 2017-19.

Previous years have seen Bastard Assignments perform at hcmf//, Royal Academy of Arts, LCMF, Weisslich, in Copenhagen and Århus with AUT, Frontiers Festival in Birmingham, VIRTUALLYREALITY in Manchester and Nonclassical. Their performances at Southbank Centre and Wellcome Collection were broadcast live on BBC Radio 3’s Hear and Now programme.

> Bastard Assignments website

> CoDI Off-Grid

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Tŷ Cerdd is a PRS Foundation Talent Development Partner in association with Youth Music

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