Today's opening hours Gallery closed (reopening 5 February 2022, Wednesday to Sunday 12–5pm) Café: Tuesday to Saturday: 10am–5pm, Sunday: 10am–4pm
We are sorry to announce that due to the ongoing impact of coronavirus, Bristol New Music will not taking place as scheduled.
We will be working to reschedule events where possible. Refunds on all tickets will be automatically issued. For future announcements, please sign up to the Bristol New Music mailing list. Thank you for your understanding and support.
Taking place biennially across Bristol, and returning for its fourth edition in 2020, Bristol New Music is an adventurous exploration of the city through sound, with artists from across the radius of contemporary music gathering for four days of newly commissioned works, sonic responses to rarely used spaces, landmark concert hall programmes, club nights, gallery exhibitions and screenings.
Programme highlights for 2020 include a site-specific commission for Manchester-based sound artist Kelly Jayne Jones, creating a bespoke installation-performance in the rarely-used subterranean vaults below Bristol’s iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge, maverick Japanese conceptualist Asuna presenting his sonically and visually arresting 100 Keyboards project (wherein 100 battery-powered keyboards are laid in formation to create waves of overlapping sound) on the floor of St George’s Bristol, plus performances from Laraaji, Beatrice Dillon, Alvin Curran, Deathprod, Hezarfen Ensemble, Midori Takada and many more.
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Bristol New Music is a collaboration between five key organisations in the city: Colston Hall, Arnolfini, Spike Island, St George’s Bristol and the University of Bristol. The 2020 edition is produced by Qu Junktions. With grateful acknowledgement of funding from PRS Foundation.