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Friday 6 October 2023, 7pm

Roomful of Teeth

Roomful of Teeth

Presented by Saffron Hall

Part of Saffron Sessions

No vocal technique is considered off limits for Roomful of Teeth – Caroline Shaw’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Partita conjures an ever-changing kaleidoscope of colour, from richly honeyed hints of the townships, spiky interlocking wordless riffs and monastic chanting, to clicks, Inuit throat singing and polyphonic playful prattling.

In one of only two UK appearances this year, this astonishing, Grammy-winning vocal ensemble surround it with a selection of the most imaginative of contemporary vocal music by female composers, drawing their inspiration from Shakespeare's The Tempest to square dance calls, wall drawing instructions to modern poetry. Unique in today’s new music landscape, Roomful of Teeth pull at the extremities of emotion through the limitless colour palette of the human voice, and are inspiring a generation of composers to journey with them.

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Supporters

This concert is part of a series supported by the Padfield Family

Performance information

Running time

1 hour 40 minutes

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old

Booking information

Seating style

Cabaret table seating will be available for this performance.

Discounts

Under 25s can purchase half price tickets for this show.

Ten for £10

This event is part of our Ten for £10 scheme. We will release ten £10 tickets for sale at 10am on the morning of this performance.

Transport

Shuttle bus

Pre-show shuttle bus will be operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance

More info

Programme and performers

Programme

  • Caroline Shaw The Isle 15 mins
  • Missy Mazzoli Vesper Sparrow 4 mins
  • Angélica Negrón math, the one which is sweet (UK premiere) 10 mins
  • Caroline Shaw Partita for 8 Voices 26 mins

Saffron Sessions

This event is part of Saffron Sessions, a series of boundary-crossing performances brimming with creative artistry and bold collaborations.

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Information for your visit

Friday 6 October 2023, 7pm

Schedule

All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

Pre-show shuttle bus

6pm - 7pm
Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.

When to arrive

6pm - 6.45pm
We have over 400 free parking spots for anyone driving.

Foyer opens

6pm
Enjoy a drink at the bar before the auditorium opens.

Auditorium opens

6.30pm
Get your tickets ready for checking, find your seats, sit back and relax.

Show starts

7pm

Interval

Interval (20 mins)

Show ends

8.40pm (approx)

Post-show shuttle bus

8.40pm – 9.40pm
Operating from Saffron Hall to Audley End Station

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old

Location

Saffron Hall

Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH

Transport

Shuttle bus

Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.
More info

Additional information

Drinks

For this event, you're welcome to bring drinks purchased from our bar into the event with you.

Cloakroom

We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

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Accessibility

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Parking

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