Ulrich Mertin, solo viola: Opening Concert, Bristol New Music 2018
Auditorium, Victoria Rooms
Experimental viola player Ulrich Mertin has made waves across the music world by combining classical, house, folk, experimental and electronic styles. In this performance Mertin will showcase the possibilities of his instrument in a programme of music that includes the theatrical sensitivities of Aperghis to the delightful grooves of Kenji Bunch. The concert will also feature the world premiere of a Bristol New Music commission, Feu Follets by Jordan Hirst.
Bristol New Music 2018, April 20-22, brings together world-class performers and creators for a celebration of the adventurous in contemporary music and visual arts. With Ulrich Mertin, Christie Finn, Audint, Uproar, Keith Tippett, BULO (Bristol University Loudspeaker Orchestra), Bristol Ensemble, the British Paraorchestra, and other top ensembles performing interdisciplinary, groundbreaking works of Aperghis, Reich, Skempton, Romitelli, and many others, with new commissions at venues spread across the city, this year’s festival (full programme to be announced February 2018) promises a sensory feast for the ears and eyes.
Bristol New Music is a consortium of five major organisations in Bristol including Colston Hall, Arnolfini, Spike Island, St George’s Bristol and University of Bristol.