Faster Than Sound is a groundbreaking series curated by Aldeburgh Music that joins the dots between musical genres and digital art forms and bringing the Aldeburgh festival into the 21st century. In five week-long residencies each year, the Faster Than Sound series places strong emphasis on emerging technologies to help create new cross-art collaborations. The experimental commissions draw on inspiration from the classical and electronic worlds.
One of the commissions this year features a collaboration with cellist Peter Gregson and violinist Pekka Kuusisto and London-based creative technologists Reactify who created the software goPlay where they will present new works of 21st-century chamber music for violin, cello and electronics written by Gregson, Kuusisto, Martin Suckling and Yann Seznec. Saturday 18th May will see the performance of four world premieres.