'FIRST EVER FESTIVAL A RESOUNDING SUCCESS!'
Hannah Collison, Hastings Observer, Sept. 2012
'A VERY ORIGINAL MUSIC FESTIVAL, QUITE DIFFERENT FROM THE USUAL CONTEMPORARY
MUSIC EVENT... I AM VERY INTERESTED IN THE FUTURE OF THIS FESTIVAL!' Ongaku Gendai, Music Now Magazine, Tokyo, Dec. 2012
Inaugural Concert (24.8.2012). Photo shows some of the attending composers whose works were performed or premiered. They
include (from left to right): Simon Proctor (far left), Polo Piatti, Nobuya Monta, Peter Byrom-Smith, Patrick Hawes and Kevin Riley. The
London Gala Orchestra (on stage) was conducted by UK maestro Stephen Ellery and Aleksandras Simelis from Lithuania. Photo: Peter Mould