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Bristol New Music

Bristol New Music launches with a festival of new and experimental music over the weekend of 21 – 23 Feb 2014. Bristol New Music is a collective made up of five key organisations dedicated to bringing the very best international new music to the city, while working to create opportunities for emerging regional artists.
Tarab Cuts

Tarab Cuts

Friday 21 February 2014, 18:00 to 19:00
Tarab Cuts is a new concert-length work by John Butcher working with Mark Sanders, combining composition and improvisation layered over 78rpm archival recordings of traditional Sufi music.
Emptyset

Emptyset

Friday 21 February 2014, 20:00 to 21:30
Bristol-via-London duo Emptyset play a live gig in Spike Island’s gallery.
Klavikon, Roly Porter and Addison Groove

Klavikon, Roly Porter and Addison Groove

Friday 21 February 2014 to Saturday 22 February 2014, 22:00 to 01:00
As part of Bristol New Music, Colston Hall hosts a triple-bill of electronic artists.
Jeannie - Louisa Fairclough

Jeannie - Louisa Fairclough

Saturday 22 February 2014 to Sunday 23 February 2014, 11:00 to 18:00
A new installation by artist Louisa Fairclough based on the visions and 'musical hallucinations' of angelic voices experienced by a young composer living on the River Severn.
Keith Tippett Octet

Keith Tippett Octet

Saturday 22 February 2014, 16:00 to 17:30
Bristol-born Tippett returns to perform his latest composition The Nine Dances Of Patrick O’Gonogon commissioned by Richard Wiltshire. This will be the first performance of this piece outside of ...
Ellen Fullman: Long String Instrument, with Konrad Sprenger

Ellen Fullman: Long String Instrument, with Konrad Sprenger

Saturday 22 February 2014, 19:15 to 20:45
A transcendental new music experience that finds singular US composer/inventor Ellen Fullman building and performing on her remarkable self-designed Long String Instrument, in collaboration with ...
Christian Marclay Interpreted by MAZE: The Bell and the Glass & Screen Play

Christian Marclay Interpreted by MAZE: The Bell and the Glass & Screen Play

Saturday 22 February 2014, 21:30 to 22:45
Image generates sound in video works by Christian Marclay interpreted by ensemble MAZE. A UK premiere.
Christian Wallumrød Ensemble

Christian Wallumrød Ensemble

Sunday 23 February 2014, 19:30
Norwegian composer and pianist Christian Wallumrød presents his latest ensemble in a UK première performance including music from new ECM album Outstairs.