The Cuckmere Project

Brighton Festival 2018: Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts, 5th May 2018

reflective, polyphonic, fast

Publisher: University of York Music Press

Genre: Large Ensemble (7 or more players)

The Cuckmere Project

scored for, bass drum, susp. cymbal, glock)/strings

In four movements, with interleaving electronic prelude and interludes.

Event Booking:

Brighton Festival - 5 May 2018 at 7.30pm - Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts

Video produced by

Cuckmere: A Portrait & Environmentalism 2.0

World Premiere & Brighton Festival


Film & live score, followed by a discussion


Cuckmere: A Portrait

Ed Hughes - Composer

Cesca Eaton - Filmmaker

Score played live by The Orchestra of Sound and Light. For centuries the Cuckmere River has inspired artists, sheltered smugglers and preserved a host of rare wildlife as it charts a course through the evocative landscapes of southern England. Filmmaker Cesca Eaton and composer/conductor Ed Hughes trace the changing moods of the Cuckmere, from its source in the High Weald to the sea at Cuckmere Haven.


Environmentalism 2.0 

Caroline Lucas discusses the future of the environmental movement with author Tony Juniper, whose new book, Rainforest, draws on his many years' experience as a frontline campaigner.