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Blossom inspired live music performance from Shunyata Improvisation Group

Experience an immersive improvised outdoor music performance inspired by blossom and blooms.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Shunyata Improvisation Group bring their extraordinary style of music to Gibside: intimate, distinct, quiet, acoustic and entirely composed in the moment. Inspired by zen approaches to art, the music spontaneously evolves and transforms, rising and falling, providing an immersive meditative experience.

Playing in different combinations around Gibside, the main performance will take place in the Walled Garden. Audience members are free to stay for the whole performance or come and go as they please.

Shunyata Improvisation Group have released four albums on respected independent labels. They have performed at a variety of events including Tusk, Durham Jazz Festival and the Newcastle Late Show.

1pm - 1.30pm Musicians play a solo improvisation in 4 settings on pathways from the woodland through the Orangery and Walled Garden.

1.30pm - 2.20pm Musicians will roam freely through Gibside, joining with each other to play together in impromptu duets and trios.

2.30pm - 3.30pm Musicians will form as Shunyata Improvisation Group in the Walled Garden for a final longform improvisation.

3.30pm - 4pm Musicians will dissipate throughout the Walled Garden and beyond.

In case of heavy rain, the musicians will play in the chapel from 2.30pm - 4pm.

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Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Suitability

This performance is open to all ages.

Meeting point

From 1pm to 2.30pm the musicians will perform freely around the central areas of Gibside. From 2.30 to 3.30pm the musicians will come together in the Walled Garden.

What to bring and wear

Please bear in mind that this performance takes place outside. We recommend weather appropriate clothing and shoes.

Accessibility

The Walled Garden is accessible by wheelchair. Gibside mobility bus may be available on the day, please ask at Visitor Reception.

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