Salon Imaginaire #1 – C Joynes, Mary Hampton, Terence Allbright and Angela Zanders

Throughout 2018-19 West Dean College will host a series of live concerts under the banner Salon Imaginaire. These concerts will celebrate the ongoing artistic legacy of college founder Edward James, tracing a creative lineage between the artists he supported during his lifetime, and some of imaginative worlds created by music makers at work today.

Join us for the inaugural concert on Friday 12 October, held in the College's Oak Hall. The evening will be introduced by Matthew Scott - Former Head of Music at the National Theatre.

Doors at 7:30pm. Music starts at 8pm. The College bar will be open until 10:30pm.

This is a Pay What You Decide event. Please register to secure your seat.

Please visit our SoundCloud page to listen to tracks by Salon Imaginaire musicians.

C Joynes

C Joynes' mesmeric guitar performances have a subtle transportive power that incorporate his own unassuming experimentalism with a deep sensitivity to the spirit of the source players, that have traditionally defined the instrument's power to express the experiences of everyday life.

"An inheritor to Davy Graham; a lone operator prone to unexpected collaborations, with a repertoire that crosses continents and time-zones with consummate ease". The Wire

Mary Hampton

Mary Hampton is a composer, lyricist and singer looking outwards from the folk song/art song traditions. She is also a dedicated champion for the intimate power of chamber music in all its forms, and will be curating Salon Imaginaire for the next year. In 2017, she was the recipient of a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award, and is now the inaugural Composer-in-Residence at West Dean College.

Photo by Emile Holba

Terence Allbright and Angela Zanders

Terence Allbright was self-taught as a musician and composer before becoming a Cambridge Organ Scholar: Angela Zanders studied at Goldsmith's before gaining a scholarship to the Hochschule fur Musik in Vienna. Both have toured extensively in the UK and abroad. As well as being regular performers, Terence and Angela are also piano tutors at Chichester University. They have prepared a special program of pieces for 4 hands for Salon Imaginaire, written by friends of Edward James, including works by Stravinsky and Lord Berners.

Pay What You Decide

Pay What You Decide (PWYD) works by enabling audiences to attend shows without paying for a ticket beforehand, but tickets can be reserved prior to a performance. Then on exiting the show, you have the opportunity to pay what you decide you want to, or can afford to, based on your overall enjoyment of the performance.

Please ensure you have arrived and collected your tickets 15 minutes before the show starts in order to secure your seats. At the end of the show, you can decide what to pay, by cash on the door.

Suggested price bands of £5 and £10.


West Dean College is supported by PRS Foundation's The Open Fund.