3 - 26 June | Venue at Snape Maltings to be announced
Open Daily
Free, no ticket required

IN SUFFOLK, WORKING / PLAYING is a part-audiovisual, part-documentary work by composer Joanna Ward.

It is centred on eighteen interviews conducted in and around Snape Maltings with people who access the site for different reasons: to work, to volunteer, to make music, to access community.

Through these interviews, the film will gently reflect on themes of work, leisure and play, both within these participants' lives and in broader senses. In collating, contrasting, and fragmenting interviews with a diverse participant base who are nonetheless united by location, threads will emerge, allowing the audience to think for themselves on these threads.

These interviews will be combined and layered with musical and visual materials created by Joanna with help from her friends and peers (other Britten Pears Young Artists and beyond), reflecting on these same themes across media.

The project stems from Joanna’s own research, which is interested in questioning value judgements about hard work, employment, discipline, and considering alternative ways of being (and being together) to out current collective experiences of work, especially for artists.

The video will be running on a loop throughout the Festival, for anybody to watch at a quiet moment in their schedule.

Images from interviews shot by Liv Penny, co-produced by Joanna Ward and Sofi Nowell.

Part of Britten Pears Young Artist Programme at 50

Running throughout Aldeburgh Festival 2022.

Pictured above, clockwise from top left: Gillian (Front of House), Tom (Stage Technician), Angie (Producer), Catherine and Allan (Front of House). Images from interviews shot by Liv Penny, co-produced by Joanna Ward and Sofi Nowell. 

Pictured above, clockwise from top left: Gillian (Front of House), Tom (Stage Technician), Angie (Producer), Catherine and Allan (Front of House)