Live Projects

Jerwood Opera Writing Programme - The Commission

The Jerwood Opera Writing Programme at Aldeburgh Music is designed for composers, writers and directors who want to widen horizons and equip themselves to create contemporary work combining music, theatre and text. Click 'More' to see a video about the latest work in the offing, The Commission.


Faster Than Sound - Rhythm Of Strings

Seb Rochford works with a core band of percussion, guitar, strings, and electronics exploring the Rhythm of Strings in this unique Faster Than Sound collaboration.


Lunchtime Chamber Music

Each year some of the finest international young ensembles are offered Aldeburgh Residencies to work intensively on new repertoire and collaborations.


Creative Links


The Sound Exchange is the website for the educational activities undertaken by the Philharmonia Orchestra. It includes a wealth of information and creative resources including free sample sequencing software, allowing users to remix orchestral samples.

The Sound Exchange


SoundJunction is produced by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. The website allows you to take music apart and find out how it works, create music yourself, find out how other people make music and more besides.



The Britten–Pears Story & Concert Hall tour

A history of the Aldeburgh Festival and the Britten–Pears legacy, and a tour of Snape Maltings Concert Hall.


New Music New Media

Watch performances from New Music New Media at the Britten–Pears Programme in 2008.


Snape reed beds

A time-lapse video of the spectacular Snape reed beds.


Louis Lortie performs Chopin's études

Plushmusic, in association with Chandos, was there when Canadian pianist Louis Lortie revisited Chopin's études in the Britten Studio at Snape.


Aldeburgh World Orchestra

The Aldeburgh World Orchestra (AWO) is a new project under development in which renowned conductor, Sir Mark Elder will bring together 100 of the most talented young musicians (age 18-28 years) from across the globe to create a true ‘world orchestra’.


Completed Projects

Wave Structures

During an Aldeburgh Residency in 2005, Simon Daw and Gavin O'Carroll explored the idea of creating an interactive, online sculpture. The resulting construction allowed anyone in the world to contribute to a virtual matchstick sculpture on Aldeburgh Beach, washed away at each high tide.

The installation was also translated into a physical reality at Snape with an added musical soundscape, as part of the Open Air series during the 58th Aldeburgh Festival in 2005.