Heritage Quay showcase the UK’s revolutionary musical history in their new exhibition, The Cutting Edge: New Music from 1945.
Now open to the public, the exhibition celebrates classical music composed in the UK since 1945 through photographs, scores, manuscripts and more, including items from our very own British Music Collection.
Using the collections of four organisations which have done much to support young and emerging composers, the exhibition explores where and how new work was heard. Find out about performances in venues from concert halls to night clubs, consider public responses to new sounds, and see the influence of technological development on music.
The exhibition is based on four collections, including the British Music Collection, which Heritage Quay, the archive service of the University of Huddersfield, care for and make accessible.
The exhibition is open Monday to Friday 8am-7pm and Saturday 9am-5pm until 12 January (closed 22 December – 3 January). The exhibition is free and can be found at the heart of the University of Huddersfield campus. Details about how to find us are on the Heritage Quay website.