The Sampler x Sound and Music

From new instrumental works by emerging composers to groundbreaking experimental club nights, from sound installations to electronic phantasmagoria, The Sampler has been at the forefront of showcasing the extraordinary diversity of the UK's new music scene for the last decade.

As we navigate the ever-changing landscapes of new music and sound, we are integrating The Sampler events listings into our Sound and Music website offering a centralised hub for both live and online events, workshops, festivals, and more. This move will help you reach even more people, and we have added functionality to make it even easier to list and find events.

We invite you to be part of this exciting journey by listing your events on our integrated platform, and use the map and our search filters below to find exciting new music and sound events near you.

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TangOpera CD Launch: A Journey Through the Lyric Routes of the Argentine Tango
London, England
'Magical'. BBC Radio 3 'So beautiful.' BBC Radio 4 'Strong performances'. The Guardian 'Full of vitality.' The Times   Originally launched in 2013 with a sell-out concert at Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room as part of La Linea Fes […]
Anthropods / Sloth Racket
Canterbury, England
During lockdown Mercury-nominated drummer and composer Mark Holub (Led Bib) explored new ways of combining composing and improvising, based around the musical personalities of specific players from Vienna where he lives. Drums, cello, viol […]
All Trees Are Clocks
Dorchester, South West
All Trees Are Clocks is the second performance this season responding to environmental issues and is a live multi-media performance exploring the environmental impacts of climate change. The concert will be given by Emily Burridge (cello) […]
Unrealtime & the Free Range Orchestra
Canterbury, England
Unrealtime is an audio visual software interface designed for improvisers. Developed by a team of musicians over ten years led by improviser and composer Panos Ghikas, Unrealtime is partly an aesthetic approach to improvising, partly a pro […]
Preetha Narayanan / Adam Coney
Canterbury, England
You may remember the violinist and composer Preetha Narayanan from the duo Balladeste who gave a memorable performance with the poet Kelvin Corcoran at Free Range in 2023. Now she presents her own compositions, blending contemporary clas […]
Blueblut / Sam Bailey & Mark Holub
Canterbury, England
For over a decade Blueblut have continued to be one of most intriguing and unusual trios with their pick-and-mix sound world that grabs and gobbles up the best of everything it encounters. Here the intensity of rock and the space and ope […]
Soumik Datta: Philharmonia Artist in Residence
London, England
Award-winning sarod player and composer Soumik Datta performs with musicians from the Philharmonia Orchestra. Soumik is the Philharmonia’s Artist in Residence for the 2023/24 season. This evening celebrates the culmination of his year-lon […]
Starling Sessions
Following several successes this year, we're thrilled that Starlings Sessions will be treating us to a fully-fledged set at one of our favourite hang-outs, the socially conscious brewery Tap Social Movement. The music will span everything […]
Institutions of the Flesh’ with Alwynne Pritchard and the Alpaca Ensemble
Canterbury, England
Institutions of the Flesh is a music-theatre performance exploring relationships between the human voice, our bodies and the social structures in which we live. It’s about how each and every breath we take connects us to the institutions […]
Music of Today: Composers’ Academy
London, England
Hear world premieres by three rising stars in the culminating concert of the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Composers’ Academy. Yfat Soul Zisso, Florence Anna Maunders, and Mathis Saunier have spent a year working with Philharmonia musicians in […]
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