eavesdropping is a series and a symposium dedicated to new music, curated by soprano Juliet Fraser and held in the little wooden chapel up in the eaves of Oxford House in Bethnal Green, London. The series runs over the course of four evenings, each a double-bill, with eight performers presenting their latest works or works-in-progress in an intimate and informal setting. Each season culminates in a weekend-long symposium, which is an opportunity to reflect together on a given theme.
season three ran as a six-day festival, 20-25 April 2021. The series was filmed in the chapel and broadcast on YouTube. The symposium was held online, via YouTube and Zoom, and explored 'the sounding body: site of trouble and transcendence'.
season four is planned to run 5-10 April 2022, hopefully for a live audience back in the chapel and an online audience on YouTube.
Explore the archive on YouTube.
Our podcast, eavesdropping conversations, can be found on SoundCloud.
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eavesdropping is currently supported by PRS Foundation's The Open Fund for Organisations and Arts Council England.
Thanks also go to the eavesdropping consortium patrons and to our Flat White Filanthropists!