Bristol University Loudspeaker Orchestra - Sonic Voyages: The World at Your Feet
Auditorium, Victoria Rooms
Bristol University Loudspeaker Orchestra, directed by Neal Farwell
Ligeti Quartet with Arthur Keegan-Bole (electronics)
BULO presents a concert of award-winning international electroacoustic works, presented in glorious hyper-surround sound - and joins with the Ligeti Quartet, to showcase the subtle and startling sounds of string quartet in a rarely heard masterpiece by Jonathan Harvey.
Manuella Blackburn - Ice Breaker (2015)
Kristina Warren - Eight Paces (2017) - UK Première
Kyong Mee Choi - rare yet soft (2016) - UK Première
Jonathan Harvey - String Quartet No.4 (2003)
Formed in 2010, the Ligeti Quartet is dedicated to performing modern and contemporary music, commissioning new works, and engaging diverse international audiences. Establishing a reputation as leading exponents of new music, their engagements take them throughout the UK and abroad.
Bristol University Loudspeaker Orchestra (BULO) is a unique platform of multiple loudspeakers and control systems; and an attitude to sound. BULO creates spatially immersive, complex and mobile sound environments for people to share as a concert audience.
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.