Video/Gallery: Hundreds of musicians in performance of ‘organised chaos’ to preview Aldeburgh Musicircus

The launch of The Aldeburgh Musicircus
St Joseph's College, Ipswich The launch of The Aldeburgh Musicircus St Joseph's College, Ipswich

Friday, June 13, 2014
9:56 PM

More than 100 musicians gathered on the Suffolk coast today for a “joyful performance of organised chaos”.

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Choirs, school children and professional musicians filled the streets of Aldeburgh with a “huge mass of sound” at they previewed Musicircus – an even larger collaboration inspired by the avant-garde American composer John Cage.

The full-blown spectacle, which has been billed as a highlight of the 67th Aldeburgh Festival, will feature the largest gathering of musicians the town has ever seen, with 900 performers in a procession through the streets.

Tracy Virr, Musicircus project manager, said today’s preview was a “fabulous” showcase and created a “wonderful” atmosphere. “It was a joyful performance of organised chaos,” she added.

Performers including the Yoxford Singers and festival director Pierre-Laurent Aimard will return on Sunday, June 22, for the full event.

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