Orchestra of Sound and Light

The Orchestra of Sound and Light’s aim is to share the experience and excitement of live musical performance with visuals to schools, colleges and universities, and in festivals and concerts. OSL was funded by Arts Council England in 2015-16 to present a series of workshops and concerts across Sussex ranging from primaries and secondaries in Brighton, Lewes and Hastings to sixthform colleges, and FE and HE including University of Sussex and BIMM. In addition to its Arts Council-funded programme, OSL was invited by the Brighton Festival to premiere ‘Brighton Symphony of a City’ by Ed Hughes to a film by Lizzie Thynne on 11 May 2016. The OSL core players were joined by over 20 professional and 25 young musicians from the region, for a sold-out performance at Brighton Dome. The OSL has also collaborated with award-winning film maker Cesca Eaton on a project to create a portrait of a year at Cuckmere Haven in the South Downs National Park and was funded by Arts Council England in 2017 to present a series of workshops on this work in primaries, secondaries and sixthform colleges in Brighton, Lewes, Hastings and Eastbourne.