Metal is excited to announce our new commission with electronic music artist Forest Swords and Immix Ensemble, a new music piece inspired by the shifting sounds of our rapidly changing British city scapes as part of the PRS New Music Biennial.
The New Music Biennial 2019 is a PRS Foundation initiative that supports and provides a platform for talented organisations and music creators who are pushing the boundaries of new music in the UK. The New Music Biennale presents music from across genres and aims to reach new audiences for contemporary music. The programme features an impressive array of performance groups and arts organisations with a strong track record in supporting UK composers. This includes Chineke!, London Contemporary Orchestra, Opera North, Metal, QuJunktions and many more.
Taking part in the New Music Biennial has given both collaborating artists a chance to push themselves musically and to experiment with new genres.
Matthew Barnes – Forest Swords: “This will be my first opportunity working with an ensemble of musicians and I’m looking forward to learning and pushing myself into new areas”.
Daniel Thorne – Immix Ensemble: “Forest Swords is one of the UK’s most unique and innovative electronic voices – we can’t wait to see what comes from merging our sonic worlds.”
The New Music Biennial pieces will be performed across two weekends on 5 – 7 July 2019 at London’s Southbank Centre and 12 – 14 July 2019 in Hull, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 plus available as a download by NMC Recordings following the festivals.
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