Emulsion is…
an experiment
a group of like-minded musicians
a cross-genre music festival
a platform for new music and improvisation
a specialised and unusual development opportunity
an evolving concept

“Top prize here goes to the Emulsion Sinfonietta careening through ‘Karembeu’: not a piece that could ever be picked apart and then built up by anyone’s dubbing machine.”
– Geoff Brown, The Times (4* review of Joe Cutler’s ‘Elsewhereness’)
“Humorous at times, but emotive and thought provoking at others, the performances covered a wide stylistic range, juxtaposing genres with a will and embracing elements of jazz, classical, rock, improv and poetry. The playing from a supremely flexible ensemble of musicians was uniformly excellent throughout with the jazz and classical players interacting seamlessly.”
– Ian Mann, The Jazzmann, review of Emulsion VI
“an absorbing spectacle of multi-genre music that was both emotionally and technically compelling… brilliant, three-dimensional theatricality”
– Matthew Wright, the Arts Desk, 5 STAR REVIEW of Emulsion III
“Vive L’Emulsion”
– Ed King, Birmingham Review



photos by Brian Homer, taken at Emulsion VII

(pictured James Maddren, Chris Montague, Donald Grant, Louise McMonagle, Mandhira de Saram, Percy Pursglove, Trish Clowes, Lauren Weavers)

Testimonial from regular attendees Carol & Graham

“Emulsion succeeds in bringing together musicians and audiences from diverse backgrounds in an inclusive and engaging way. These open-minded collaborations result in some wonderful new music which is both inspiring and entertaining. Wouldn’t miss it!”


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