Sadie Harrison leads Composer Residential with K’antu and South West Music School
‘SWMS is a Centre of Advanced Training (CAT) and a music charity working with talented young instrumentalists, singers and composers aged 8 – 20 years in the South West of England. Due to the geographical nature of the South West, we are not building based but are a ‘virtual’ school working with young people on an individual basis in their local area. South West Music School is part of a national network of Centres of Advanced Training supported by the Department for Education Music and Dance Scheme for exceptionally talented young musicians.’
Founded in 2012 by Ruth Hopkins, K'antu Ensemble explore the less-trodden territories of early music, combining elements of folk and world music with historically-informed techniques. The music of Spain and South America seemed like the obvious starting place - hence the name K'antu, referring to an ancient style of Peruvian and Bolivian music and dance. In 2017, they started collaborating with professional dancers to create immersive, historical events for heritage sites across the UK and abroad.
(18 Sep 2019)