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Monday, 21 February 2022

Bristol New Music 2022

Bristol New Music
Bristol New Music, a city-wide celebration of contemporary music, returns for its fourth edition from 5 to 8 May 2022 with highlights of the programme having just been announced. International artists and collaborations include Hezarfen Ensemble performing a trans-cultural programme of commissions by top young Turkish and British composers, Chicago-based singer, and clarinettist Angel Bat Dawidin in a solo set of futuristic spiritual jazz, Berlin based Norwegian saxophonist Bendik Giske, Belgian-born Angolan producer Nazar in an uncompromising synthetic take on his native country’s Kuduro music, in dialogue with London visual artist Rob Heppell. Beatrice Dillon collaborates with British Asian composer and Bhangra pioneer Kuljit Bhamra,

Swedish composer Ellen Arkbro will perform a new organ piece on the Harrison & Harrison organ at St Mary Redcliffe, Other site-specific pieces include multimedia installation artist Kelly Jayne Jones creating a special piece for the vaults of Clifton Suspension Bridge, and Irish conceptual artist Áine O'Dwyer presenting a new commission that captures the song and instrumentation of time, place and people in the Bristol neighbourhood of Easton. 

Other artists include South London musician Mica Levy performing star star star with an ensemble at St George's Bristol, Bristol feminist interdisciplinary ensemble Viridian Ensemble, and radical noise duo Harrga,

Taking place biennially across Bristol. Bristol New Music is a collaboration between five key organisations in the city: Bristol Beacon, Arnolfini, Spike Island, St George’s Bristol and the University of Bristol. Venues this year include St George’s Bristol, Arnolfini Auditorium, Strange Brew, Spike Island, St Mary Redcliffe Church, and Clifton Suspension Bridge Vaults.

Full details from Bristol New Music website.

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