Bristol University Loudspeaker Orchestra - Sonic Voyages: The World at Your Feet

21 April 2018, 12.00 PM - 21 April 2018, 2.00 PM

Auditorium, Victoria Rooms

BULO presents the winning works in its international composition competition, presented in glorious hyper-surround sound. Travel with your ears!

Bristol University Loudspeaker Orchestra (BULO) is a unique platform of multiple loudspeakers; a system to control the array; and an attitude to sound. BULO is different from sound reinforcement. BULO is not about “loud” (though it can be), but about creating spatially immersive, complex and mobile sound environments for people to share as a concert audience. It performs fixed media acousmatic music – “cinema for the ears” – and mixed works involving video or live performers. The performance practice of sound diffusion opens out and interprets the music for the live event.

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.

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