We’re excited to share four new events from our Composer-Curator 2020 and 2021 cohorts. Find out more about them below!
Composer-Curator supports outstanding projects across the UK that are curated and produced by composers, music-creators and collectives from any background. The type of projects produced range from outdoor performances to DIY gigs, orchestral concerts to club nights, gallery installations to live streams, and even panel discussions and workshops. Projects can be presented in any genre including jazz, electronic, grime, folk, non-western music, contemporary classical, in fact just about any form of experimental new sound and music.
Rufus Isabel Elliot – OVER / AT
Tuesday 28th September, performances at 7pm and 7:45pm at Civic House, Glasgow
This autumn, trans music-makers OVER / AT are presenting a brand new commission by composer Rufus Isabel Elliot.
Rufus Isabel Elliot’s new work is the story of two characters, A/am/ams and E/e/e, walking forever down an eternal beach, spiralling down and down and down. There’s a Beckettian mystery – who are these characters, and what happened between them?
The music features Scots traditional singer Josie Vallely, a.k.a. Quinie. There’s a small supporting cast of instruments with their own characters, who each also “speak” in their own way, played by three other musicians whose work spans traditional, experimental, and classical modes – Stevie Jones (Sound of Yell), Harry Gorski-Brown, and Andrew Herrington (Awkward Family Portraits).
QUEEF – QUEEF QULT
Saturday 9th October, 7:30pm – 1am at Centrala, Birmingham
Immersive party celebrating queerness, collaboration, activitsm and experimental art at Centrala, Digbeth featuring Biped, Hellocatfood, Iceboy Violet, Arch Femmesis, Black Peppa.
The Dyr Sister presents Fairytales for a Modern Gentleman
22nd – 25th October, (various times), at 66 Humber Street, Hull
The surreal musical universe of The Dyr Sister is being brought to life in a series of immersive performances. As the darkness of winter approaches, come and experience a beautiful explosion of sound against a magical backdrop created by artists Bluebeany and GrimVisions.
With eight performances, including matinees and relaxed performances, you’ve got plenty of opportunities to experience The Dyr Sister’s modern day musical fairytales.
26 – 27th November, at The Peacock, Sunderland
Adventurous Sounds for Curious Crowds. A two day festival aimed at bringing leftfield, challenging and experimental sounds to the heart of Sunderland’s cultural quarter Hosted at the stunning pub and music venue The Peacock, this event is a debut gathering of exciting musical artists and is a venture imagined and delivered by musician/artist Graeme Hopper (Chlorine) and fellow musician Barry Hyde (The Futureheads). Featuring The Unit Ama, Blom, Still House Plants, Karen Contance, Dylan Nyoukis, Rhodri Davies, Alison Cotton, SUMMER, Territorial Gobbings, Rovellasca and more to be announced.