At the heart of our melting pot of musicians and ideas is the Emulsion Sinfonietta – a colourful line-up of trumpet, violin, clarinets, saxes, oboe/cor anglais, cello, bassoon, electric guitar, piano, bass and drum kit. A happy by-product of several Emulsion festivals, to date it has premiered 17 new works. Two of these works have gone on to win BASCA British Composer Awards in the Contemporary Jazz Category (Joe Cutler’s ‘Karembeu’s Guide to the Complete Defensive Midfielder’ – 2016; Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian’s ‘Muted Lines’ – 2017).
“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’)
Check out this video of the Sinfonietta performing Cevanne’s ‘Muted Lines’ at Emulsion V:
Here’s some photos from Emulsion VII (including rehearsals), by Brian Homer: