PRS Foundation’s New Music Biennial, produced for Hull by Absolutely Cultured, is a critically acclaimed free festival presenting a unique... (read more)
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PRS Foundation’s New Music Biennial, produced for Hull by Absolutely Cultured, is a critically acclaimed free festival presenting a unique snapshot of contemporary music in the UK today.
20 newly commissioned pieces of music will be performed across a range of venues in Hull, including the new performance venue, previously known as Fruit, under development in Humber Street, which is opening temporarily for the New Music Biennial before its full re-opening later this year. Pieces will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and available for download from NMC recordings.
The New Music Biennial provides a unique pop-up and accessible way for audiences to discover new music by presenting newly commissioned pieces, each 15 minutes long, followed by Q&A sessions with the artist themselves.
There will be music from across all genres; classical to world music, jazz, folk, electronic and even music for ice cream vans. The festival involves an array of talented music creators from across the whole of the UK, including BAFTA winning composers, BBC Radio 2 Folk Award champions and leaders in musical innovation.
Each performance is staggered across the weekend too, so you could even attend them all…
For the full line-up and to book free tickets, visit: absolutelycultured.co.uk/nmb19/
New Music Biennial is supported by: Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru | Arts Council of Wales, University of Hull, The John S Cohen Foundation, The Richard Thomas Foundation, The Radcliffe Trust, RVW Trust, The Finzi Trust, The Bliss Trust and the BBC Concert Orchestra.