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The vision of Orchestra of Sound and Light is to share the excitement of live music-making and composing through participatory projects ranging from primary schools to major Festival commissions.


OSL is a core line-up of five musicians who all perform professionally at the highest level and have extensive teaching and facilitating experience, directed by composer and Artistic Director Ed Hughes.


OSL has presented workshops and performance projects across East Sussex and Brighton and Hove, including  major performances at the Brighton Festival in 2016 and 2018.

Artistic director Ed Hughes and OSL have been awarded funding by Arts Council England for a project in 2022 'South Downs Songbook' featuring new works by composers Rowland Sutherland, Evelyn Ficarra, Ed Hughes and Shirley Thompson, workshops in schools and colleges, and new digital resources.

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