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Cut & Splice Festival 2017, Manchester: Day 1 Pass
Fri 10 March 2017, 19:00 – 22:00 GMT
Distractfold Ensemble is proud to present Cut & Splice Festival 2017, Manchester, a festival of live, immersive, participatory and acousmatic new music. Cut & Splice Festival is presented in partnership with Sound and Music, the UK’s national charity for new music, and BBC Radio 3. It is part of Sound and Music’s wider Composer-Curator national touring programme. For two days and nights in March, Distractfold will take over Hallé St Peter's and Hallé St Michael's in Ancoats, with an exciting and groundbreaking programme of music that explores technology as an unreliable narrator – a witty, distracted, vague, at times misleading ally.
UK Premiere: Steven Kazuo Takasugi (US) The man who couldn’t stop laughing, music theatre for amplified quartet and playback, 2012-14
Denis Smalley (UK / NZ) Empty Vessels, spatially diffused electroacoustic work, 1997
World Premiere: Katherine Young (US) bow breath crow for amplified string trio and spatialised electronics, 2017
Fabrice Fitch (UK / FR) Agricola IXe, for bass clarinet and string trio, 2016
Helena Gough (UK) Silt, spatially diffused electroacoustic work, 2007
Mauricio Pauly (UK / CR) Charred Edifice Shining, for amplified string trio with performative electronics, 2016
All performances will be recorded by BBC Radio 3 for broadcast on Hear and Now.
Don't forget to visit our free sound art programme at Hallé at St Michael’s nearby:
10-11 March, 11am-6pm
Christina Kubisch (DE) Electrical Walks, 2008
(free; book at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cut-splice-festival-2017-manchester-electrical-walks-with-christina-kubisch-tickets-31260707618)
Adam Basanta (CA) A Truly Magical Moment, 2012
Lee Patterson (UK) The table upended, its contents strewn across the floor, 2017
The festival is fully accessible - see our website for more details or contact us with any questions at email@example.com.
Cut & Splice is presented by Sound and Music in partnership with BBC Radio 3. The Composer-Curator programme is supported by Arts Council England, Help Musicians UK and PRS for Music Foundation.