News: Venue and Dates for Cut & Splice 2017 Revealed
Welcome to Cut & Splice 2017...
We are excited to reveal the time and location of the next Cut & Splice festival - the much-loved sonic arts event which is being curated by Manchester based ensemble Distractfold.
This project will be part of Sound and Music’s wider Composer-Curator support programme and will result in two evenings of live events at a venue in Manchester with following broadcasts on Hear and Now featuring artist interviews and performances recorded over the festival.
Hannah Bujic, Creative Project leader, said:
Distractfold will really bring Cut & Splice in Manchester to life with a raft of exciting ideas. I’m really looking forward to working with them as we plan the festival with BBC Radio 3 – at the moment it’s a completely blank canvas so watch this space!
About Cut & Splice
Cut & Splice was created by Sonic Arts Network and BBC Radio 3 in 2003 and ran until 2011 as an acclaimed international festival of sound art and experimental music curated and produced by Sound and Music and BBC Radio 3.
At the heart of the festival’s curatorial programme was the presentation and broadcast of work using electroacoustic technology. Annually shifting its thematic focus, Cut & Splice drew connections between the work of the leading figures of the historic avant-garde and contemporary composers and artists.
Cut & Splice performances were broadcast on Radio 3's flagship contemporary music show, Hear and Now. After a four year hiatus Cut & Splice was re-launched in 2015 as a composer led project. This iteration, with a presentation in 2017, will be the second presentation in this format.
Composer-Curator is Sound and Music’s national new music touring programme. First launched in 2013, it supports entrepreneurial artists from a range of disciplines looking to create their own opportunities by curating their own events – tours, festivals and concert series – and thus celebrates a step of change in the world of live music touring. Composer-Curator not only creates a space for artists to produce new work; it enables them to hone their curational skills, generating a more sustainable form of practice that can positively impact the new music sector as a whole.
About BBC Radio 3 Hear & Now
Hear and Now is Radio 3's primary contemporary music programme, featuring live performances and studio sessions from the best new groups, and premiering works commissioned by the BBC.