It all began with music. And it won’t stop for a long time. From the beginning we have focused on the creative presentation of musical traditions and established a platform for music of all varieties in new contexts, remaining constantly attuned to both old and new music alike. Jazz and improvisation play an equal part in our programme to global pop and experimental configurations. We enable singer/songwriters to be heard along with electronic musicians, chansonniers and brass bands, large orchestras and small ensembles, vocal acrobats and multi-instrumentalists, both loud and quiet, sublime and quirky. But at the centre of things there are always musicians who confidently transcend boundaries and whose playing defies any form of categorization.