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Bristol New Music 2018 Schedule

Bristol New Music 2018 brings together an exciting array of eclectic artists presented in more venues across the city than ever before to create a weekend of new music filled to the brim with inspiring performances, unique collaborations and fearless aural exploration.

There’s plenty of free events too, so use this guide to plan your itinerary. We hope that you enjoy this weekend’s ventures into new realms in sound.

Friday 20 April

Ulrich Mertin
Fri 20 Apr, Victoria Rooms
1.15pm to 2.05pm
FREE

Experimental viola player Ulrich Mertin combines classical, house, folk, experimental and electronic styles. This performance will feature the world premiere of a Bristol New Music commission, Feu Follets by Jordan Hirst.

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AUDINT Installation Preview
Fri 20 Apr, Spike Island
6pm to 8pm

A weekend of installations led by AUDINT, the European artist collective currently consisting of Eleni Ikoniadou, Patrick Defasten, Toby Heys, Steve Goodman/kode9 and Souzanna Zamfe.

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Evan Parker (Trance Map)
Fri 20 Apr, Arnolfini
10pm  to 11.30pm
£10

Evan Parker is one of history’s great saxophone players. In this exciting performance, Parker will be joined by two master musicians – electronic artist Matt Wright and cellist Hannah Marshall – to create new sounds and experiences based on his electrifying music.

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Elysia Crampton: Red Clouds, Coby Sey, Laurie & Olly, AUDINT & SIREN DJs- live
Fri 20 Apr, Spike Island
8pm to 1am
£13.44

AUDINT present a short lecture on the “century of zombie sound”, followed by performances from multi-disciplinary Aymaran artist and electronic musician Elysia Crampton, plus live sets from Coby Sey, Laurie Tompkins & Oliver Coates & SIREN DJs.

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Saturday 21 April

BULO
Sat 21 Apr, Victoria Rooms
12pm to 1pm
FREE

Bristol University Loudspeaker Orchestra (BULO) is a unique platform of multiple loudspeakers that creates immersive mobile sound environment. In this special concert, BULO presents the winning works in its international composition competition, presented in glorious hyper-surround sound. Travel with your ears!

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AUDINT Installation
Sat 21 Apr & Sun 22 Apr, Spike Island
12pm to 5pm
FREE

A weekend of installations led by AUDINT, the European artist collective currently consisting of Eleni Ikoniadou, Patrick Defasten, Toby Heys, Steve Goodman/kode9 and Souzanna Zamfe.

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AUDINT Unsound: Undead: Readings and Performances
Sat 21 Apr, Spike Island
2pm to 5pm
FREE, booking advised

A programme of audiovisual presentations from AUDINT members and special guests, Including contributions from Steve Goodman (Kode9), Eleni Ikoniadou, Toby Heys, Ayesha Hameed and Lee Gamble.

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The Anatomy of the Orchestra: Steve Reich – The Four Sections
Sat 21 Apr, Colston Hall Foyer
2.30pm to 3pm
5pm to 5.30pm
FREE

The Anatomy of the Orchestra is part concert, part installation, providing a thrilling opportunity for the audience to climb inside and immerse themselves. Directed by Charles Hazlewood and drawn from Army of Generals and The British Paraorchestra – 51 musicians will be spread across the four levels of the atrium to play The Four Sections, a rare work for symphony orchestra by Steve Reich.

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Aether Music and Oramics: Show-and-tell
Sat 21 Apr, Arnolfini
5pm
£2.50 (free to evening concert ticket holders)

A special session suitable for all ages to get up close to Tom Richard’s Mini Oramics machine and the theremin. Player Sarah Angliss will talk about the theramin’s extraordinary history and demonstrate a couple of the music machines she’s designed and built.

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Christie Finn
Sat 21 Apr, Redcliffe Caves
5pm to 6pm
FREE

Virtuoso soprano Christie Finn performs Georges Aperghis’ seminal vocal work 14 Récitations (1978) in the etherial setting of Redcliffe Caves.

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Sarah Angliss: Aether Music and Oramics
Sat 21 Apr, Arnolfini
7.30pm to 9.30pm
£7.50

Using theremin, robotic carillon and other instruments, Sarah Angliss performs, joined by Tom Richards and his mini Oramics machine. Both will perform their own graphic scores composed for this amazing instrument.

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Moritz Von Oswald & Rashad Becker with Eric Chenaux
Sat 21 Apr, The Cube
8pm to 11pm
Sold Out

Coming together at The Cube Cinema for the first time, these two heroes of the 1990s dub techno movement will be joined by Eric Chenaux.

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Sunday 22 April

Bristol Ensemble
Sun 22 Apr, Victoria Rooms
1pm to 2.30pm
£10.75, FREE for students & U25s

Performing evocative new works by young Bristol University graduates Carmen Ho and Matthew Olyver, plus a searing setting by John Pickard of words by Gavin d’Costa, along with Howard Skempton’s Chamber Concerto.

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Ensemble Variances
Sun 22 Apr, Victoria Rooms
5pm to 6pm
FREE

Ensemble Variances perform leader and composer Thierry Pécou’s seminal work Outre-Mémoire, an exploration of the slave trade through music – both from a contemporary perspective and looking back at his own Martinican roots.

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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Sun 22 Apr, IMAX
6.30pm to 7.10pm
9pm to 9.50pm
£15

Smith performs her latest release The Kid, against a super-sized backdrop of visuals created by director and animator Sean Hellfrisch, for the very first time projected onto the mind-bendingly huge screen.

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A Hawk and A Hacksaw
Sun 22 Apr, Sportsmans (Bristol County Sports Club)
8pm to 11pm
Sold Out

Drummer and accordionist Jeremy Barnes, (formerly of Neutral Milk Hotel and Bablicon) and violinist Heather Trost blend Eastern European folk traditions with their own New Mexico roots.

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On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon.

Our new name is just the first step, it is about more than the sign above our door. Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.

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