Beethoven on the Beach Revisited

Photo showing musicians seated underneath the archways of Sunny Sands Beach, Folkestone

A Light & Sound Installation curated by Kate Beaugié at The Grand in Folkestone, May 2022

Beethoven on the Beach | Revisited poster showing a solarised image of a person playing the violin
BEETHOVEN ON THE BEACH REVISITED poster. Image by Kate Beaugié, design by Hanna Muck

The Sacconi Quartet 2021/22 artist in residence Kate Beaugié curated the event ‘Beethoven on the Beach’ which featured the Sacconi Quartet playing Beethoven’s String Quartet in C# Minor Op.131 on Folkestone’s Sunny Sands beach, October 2021.

Kate invited a selection of filmmakers, photographers, poets and designers to respond to the original event.

BEETHOVEN ON THE BEACH REVISITED was a light & sound installation curated at The Grand in Folkestone in May 2022, and featured the results of these documentations.

Programme front and back, designed by Hanna Muck

Go to the Sounds Folkestone website to read about the contributors and their contributions:

Beethoven Revisited | Contributors

Photo of empty chairs and music stand on beach sand

Mick Williamson

Four musicians in four arches on the beach in a collage arrangement

Matt Rowe

Portrait of Kate writing on the archway walls of Sunny Sands beach

Nathan Eaton-baudains

Photo inside the archway entrances on Sunny Sands beach

Ewan Golder

Blurred image of man in archway on a beach

Andy Thomas-emans

Solarised image of a musician in a film strip playing the violin (poster image)

Hanna Muck

Image of a woman's face on a windy beach

Lennox Morrison

Picture of a beautiful young man at peace with himself

Dave James Horn


A gallery of images below were from the Thursday evening event of BEETHOVEN ON THE BEACH REVISITED taken by Henry Uniacke.

Please go to ‘Beethoven on the Beach’ to see the first part of this residency.

Further material can also be seen on the Sounds Folkestone website.

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