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New Music Biennial

5 – 7 JUL 2019

New Music Biennial is a showcase of composers and music creators who are pushing the boundaries of music in the UK.
 
The festival, presented in association with the PRS for Music Foundation, is a unique snapshot of contemporary music in the UK across all genres: classical, world music, jazz, folk, electronic and even music for ice cream vans. 

New Music Biennial 2019 comprises 20 new works, featuring new commissions from Gazelle Twin and Max de Wardener, Roderick Williams, Claire M Singer, Khyam Allami, Sona Jobarteh, Arun Ghosh, Sarah Tandy, Forest Swords, Klein, Dan Jones and Sam Eastmond alongside works composed within the last 15 years, including Shiva Feshareki’s acclaimed Dialogue for turntables and orchestra, commissioned by BBC Concert Orchestra in 2018. 

Across the weekend works are performed in a range of venues, inviting audiences to discover new music in an interactive way, both inside and outside of traditional concert hall settings. 

New Music Biennial is a PRS for Music Foundation initiative presented in partnership with Absolutely Cultured, Southbank Centre, BBC Radio 3 and NMC Recordings. 

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Khyam Allami

Free

Free

Various times
5 Jul 2019 - 7 Jul 2019
Various times | 5 Jul 2019 - 7 Jul 2019
gigs
folk & world
Contemplate the challenges of the 21st century in this oud-based sound installation
Contemplate the challenges of the 21st century in this oud-based sound installation
Audeince members at talks

Free

Free

11:30 am
Fri 05 Jul 2019
11:30 am | Fri 05 Jul 2019
classical music
talks & debates
In the 21st century, how does new music get made?
In the 21st century, how does new music get made?
Khyam Allami

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 05 Jul 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 05 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Explore the confluence of the oud and electroacoustics in this free concert
Explore the confluence of the oud and electroacoustics in this free concert
The Belfast Ensemble

Free

Free

2:30 pm
Fri 05 Jul 2019
2:30 pm | Fri 05 Jul 2019
classical music
talks & debates
What 'sings' about a story? Composer Conor Mitchell leads a discussion on music and the art of theatre
What 'sings' about a story? Composer Conor Mitchell leads a discussion on music and the...
Audeince Members at Talks

Free

Free

3:45 pm
Fri 05 Jul 2019
3:45 pm | Fri 05 Jul 2019
talks & debates
courses & workshops
Get clued up on writing music using the microtonal intervals of the Arabic musical scale
Get clued up on writing music using the microtonal intervals of the Arabic musical scale
Numb Mob

Free

Free

5:15 pm
Fri 05 Jul 2019
5:15 pm | Fri 05 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Adventure into the world of avant-garde electronic duo Numb Mob
Adventure into the world of avant-garde electronic duo Numb Mob
The Organ being played

Free

Free

6:30 pm
Fri 05 Jul 2019
6:30 pm | Fri 05 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
The Quietus dubbed Claire Singer’s debut album ‘genuinely magical’
The Quietus dubbed Claire Singer’s debut album ‘genuinely magical’
Painting of a women in a mirror

Free

Free

8:00 pm
Fri 05 Jul 2019
8:00 pm | Fri 05 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Boys encounter ballet for the first time in a new 15-minute drama with dance, composed by Klein
Boys encounter ballet for the first time in a new 15-minute drama with dance, composed by Klein
New Music: Trespassing

Free

Free

9:00 pm
Fri 05 Jul 2019
9:00 pm | Fri 05 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
What will music become in our rapidly changing cities? A new commission investigates
What will music become in our rapidly changing cities? A new commission investigates
Forest Swords and Immix Ensemble

Free

Free

10:00 pm
Fri 05 Jul 2019
10:00 pm | Fri 05 Jul 2019
gigs
contemporary classical
Dive into genre-bending electronic sounds at this free summertime club night
Dive into genre-bending electronic sounds at this free summertime club night

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