Ulrich Mertin

Part of Bristol New Music 2018

Experimental viola player Ulrich Mertin has made waves across the music world by combining classical, house, folk, experimental and electronic styles. In this performance at the University of Bristol’s Auditorium, Mertin will showcase the possibilities of his instrument in a programme of music that ranges from the theatrical sensitivities of Aperghis to the delightful grooves of Kenji Bunch.The evening will also feature the world premiere of a Bristol New Music commission, Feu Follets by Jordan Hirst.

Please note this event takes place at Victoria Rooms, University of Bristol, 88 Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1SA


Georges Aperghis – Volte Face (2001) (7’)
Brett Dean – Intimate Decisions (10’)
Jordan Hirst  Feu Follets i, iv (c. 5’)**
Genoel von Lilienstern – Angel Exterminator (8’)*
Kenji Bunch – the three G’s (5’)
Ali Ekber Çicek – Haydar Haydar, Arr. Viola Hakan Sensoy (4.30)*

*UK Premiere
**World Premiere, commissioned by BNM

Bristol New Music 2018

This concert is part of Bristol New Music 2018, bringing the very best international contemporary new music to the city in partnership with Colston Hall, Arnolfini, Spike Island, St George’s Bristol and the University of Bristol for a dazzling weekend to explores new realms in sound.

To view the full festival programme click here.

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Bristol New Music is supported using public funding by Arts Council England and by the PRS for Music Foundation; in partnership with the University of Bristol.