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’)
“Emulsion may have serious aims, but as this mass performance showed it can also be great fun, with all the spectators seeming to enjoy the sense of involvement… Clowes is a born creator and a willing risk taker”
-Ian Mann, The Jazzman, review of Emulsion VII
“Humorous at times, but emotive and thought provoking at others, the performances covered a wide stylistic range, juxtaposing genres with a will… The playing from a supremely flexible ensemble of musicians was uniformly excellent throughout”
– 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

 

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photos by Brian Homer, taken at Emulsion VII

(pictured Catriona McDermid, James Maddren, Chris Montague, Donald Grant, Louise McMonagle, Mandhira de Saram, Percy Pursglove, Trish Clowes, Lauren Weavers and a couple of audience members)

 

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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