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CoMA Festival – New Music Trail, featuring RNS Moves

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Free, ticketed

Ouseburn concerts last approximately 30 mins.


A change of scene for RNS musicians, with four concerts in one day at three different venues around the Ouseburn, before finishing at Sage Gateshead with a performance by RNS Moves. Try something different with an afternoon of new music, and enjoy a pint along the way.

  • RNS @ Cobalt Studios, 2pm
    Music by James Weeks and Linda Catlin Smith
  • RNS @ The Cluny, Cluny 2, 3.30pm
    Music by Egidija Medekšaitė and Howard Skempton
  • RNS @ Cumberland Arms, 5pm
    Music by Laurence Crane, Jurg Frey and William Marsey
  • RNS Moves @ NRFH, Sage Gateshead, 7pm
    Our unique ensemble of musicians with and without disabilities, playing a new programme including pieces from the CoMA Songbook.
About RNS Moves

RNS Moves is a unique inclusive ensemble, featuring musicians with and without disabilities. The ensemble was formed following workshops between Royal Northern Sinfonia and Candoco Dance Company, and they’ve been creating high-quality music together ever since.

RNS Moves member Clarence Adoo was a trumpet player for Royal Northern Sinfonia when a car accident left him paralysed from the neck down. He now continues to play music using his electronic Headspace instrument, including performances with RNS Moves. The creation of the ensemble allows musicians of different backgrounds to collaborate together in music-making at the highest level.

To find out more, read our interview with Clarence over on the Sage Gateshead blog.