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 with monthly events: over the course of four evenings, each a double-bill, eight performers present their latest works or works-in-progress in an intimate and informal setting. eavesdropping's second season (2020) featured Sophie Fetokaki, Jennifer Walshe, Raghad Haddad, Eva Zöllner, O YAMO O (Rie Nakajima and Keiko Yamamoto), Juliet Fraser,
Romina Lischka and Marlo De Lara (a.k.a. marlo eggplant).
Each season culminates in a weekend-long symposium. The first season explored 'female creativity and the legacy and future of women in new music', and the topic for the most recent symposium was 'creative activism: radical responses within new music'.
season three is planned to run as a six-day festival in the week of 19-25 April 2021. Final confirmation will come on 1 March 2021, by which point we will have weathered the winter and, hopefully, will be enjoying fewer restrictions.
Thanks to our funders, Arts Council England and PRS for Music Foundation, for their continued support.


Our podcast, eavesdropping conversations, can be found on SoundCloud.

Explore the season two symposium archive on YouTube.

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eavesdropping stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, and willingly joins in the struggle to imagine and create a world free of anti-Blackness, where every Black person has the social, economic and political [which includes the artistic] power to thrive. Whilst eavesdropping's programme specifically celebrates female-identifying music creators, it also seeks to promote the great learning and enriching that comes from celebrating a diversity of musical traditions, genres and experiments. 




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eavesdropping 2020 was 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!


eavesdropping season one was supported by the Hinrichsen Foundation,

and the symposium by the Music & Letters Trust.



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