Bristol New Music: Friday Pass

Enjoy three of the Bristol New Music opening night events for £10.75, including the ferry between venues.

Tarab Cuts is the world premiere of a new concert-length work commissioned by Bristol New Music by 
composer and saxophonist John Butcher. Working with drummer Mark Sanders, Butcher combines composition and improvisation layered over 78rpm recordings of traditional Sufi music.

At 7pm on Friday 21 February take the Ferry from Arnolfini to Spike Island and experience a Ferry sound installation by Turkish artist Cevdet Erek. The installation is a world premiere and Bristol New Music commission to accompany Erek’s eagerly anticipated first solo show in the UK Alt Üst presented at Spike Island (15 Feb – 20 Apr).

Cevdet Erek will dramatically open up and change the architecture of the gallery spaces at Spike Island, and Bristol-via-London duo Empty Set will give the world premiere of a live performance and soundscape, responding to the environment created by Erek (Bristol New Music commission).

To close the opening Friday of events Klavikon, Roly Porter and Addison Groove perform at Colston Hall. In Klavikon, Leon Mitchener reimagines electronic music simply through an amplified prepared piano – no loops, no laptops, no sequencers. Mitchener delivers cascading percussion and abstract soundscapes through the use of found objects and his own inventions.

A joint ticket for Tarab Cuts, Emptyset and Klavikon is £10.75

Ferry Information

For the £10 ticket available from Colston hall for all events at Spike Island, Arnolfini and Colston Hall on Friday 21st Feb as part of Bristol New Music customers will also have access to the Bristol Ferry Boats between venues.

On Friday 21 February Bristol Ferry Boats will run a special service from Arnolfini to the SS Great Britain from 7pm. From there it’s just a short walk to Spike Island.  From 9pm there will be a service from the SS Great Britain to the City Centre (stops at the Harbourside Bar), close to Colston Hall.

Anyone without the combined £10 event ticket will have to pay the £2.50 return fare, or a single is £1.50.

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