Bristol New Music 2018 from Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd April 2018Posted on: 13 Apr 2018
Bristol's music lovers have a weekend of pure, eclectic sonic bliss to look forward to from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd April 2018 with a full-on, diverse aural jamboree in the form of Bristol New Music 2018.
This very special event is a three-day celebration of some of the finest, most creative musical artists in the city which will see Colston Hall and other venues in Bristol positively overflowing with a exciting pot-pourri of collaborations, performances and intrepid music explorations.
Amongst the many highlights of the weekend include experimental viola player Ulrich Mertin, whose unorthodox approach and performance style - crossing the boundaries of folk, experimental, electronic, house and classical - will make you re-think your perceptions of the instrument.
Colston Hall's auditorium will play host to new music penned by budding Bristol University graduate composers, while A Hawk and a Hacksaw fuse folk with their Mexican roots for what's guaranteed to be a heart-pounding sonic thrill-ride. Electronic music producers Moritz von Oswald and Rashad Becker will take over The Cube Cinema, joined by singer-songwriter Eric Chenaux for a special treat of experimental electronica.
Meanwhile, legendary saxophonist Evan Parker will be treating us to his inimitable improvisational style at St Georges, and theremin maestro Sarah Angliss will be performing selections from her latest album and giving a talk on the fascinating history of this weird and wonderful instrument.
For more information about this stunning musical melange of styles, performances and artists, head here.
Colston Hall is located at Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR. Tel. 0117 203 4040
Jamie is a writer, blogger, journalist, critic, film fan, soundtrack nerd and all-round Bristolian good egg. He loves the music of Philip Glass, the art of Salvador Dali, the writings of Charles Bukowksi and Hunter S Thompson, the irreverence of Harry Hill, and the timeless, straw-chomping exuberance of The Wurzels. You can sometimes find him railing against a surging tide of passing cyclists, or gorging himself senseless on the Oriental delights of a Cosmos all-you-can-eat buffet.