Music, Experimental

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The People Band

The experimental and improv music ensemble interprets the music of Mel Davis.

Cafe Oto, London E8

Tue 28 Oct

£10; £8 adv / 020 7923 1231

Peter Brotzmann

A performance by the seminal figure in Euro-improv.

Cafe Oto, London E8

Fri 14 Nov

£20 two day pass / 020 7923 1231

Sat 15 Nov

£20 two day pass / 020 7923 1231


Contemporary not-really-jazz-at-all from the London-based improvisation/electronica group, whose sound features the tuned percussion instrument known as the Hang.

Islington Assembly Hall, London N1

Thu 4 Dec

£19.50 / 020 7527 2000

Public Service Broadcasting

The London duo, who layer spoken word from vintage propaganda films over soaring beats and electronic melodies to thrilling effect, are out and about performing tracks from their second album The Race For Space.

Brighton Dome

Wed 22 Apr 2015

£18.50 / 01273 709709

Button Factory, Dublin

Mon 4 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Fri 24 Apr 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 01223 357851

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Lushed chilled electronic and funk from the British born musician, producer and DJ also known as William Holland.

XOYO, London EC2A

Sat 22 Nov

£15.50–£19.50 / 020 7729 5959

  • 20:00 – 00:00 Quantic XOYO, London
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R Seiliog

The musician-producer Robin Edwards, who hails from Cardiff, performs his experimental material.

Telford's Warehouse, Chester

Tue 4 Nov

£6 / 01244 390090

  • 20:00 R Seiliog Telford's Warehouse, Chester

Red Note Ensemble: From Reels to Ragas

Red Note plays high-intensity Indian/Scottish fusion, with tabla player Kuljit Bhamra and piper Fraser Fifield.

Migvie Church, Tarland

Sat 1 Nov

£8 (£6; students & under 13s £3) / 01330 825431

Part of sound-scotland.

The Salmon Bothy, Banff

Sun 2 Nov

£8 (£6; students & under 18s £3) / 01261 842951

Part of sound-scotland.

Silver Apples

The band led by the New Yorker, Simeon Oliver Coxe III, performs its pioneering psychedelic electronica material.

Exchange, Bristol

Wed 26 Nov

£10 adv / 0117 987 4144

Silver Apples

Psychedelic rock sounds from 1960s band Silver Apples. With support from Girl Sweat and O>L>A.

The Ruby Lounge, Manchester

Sat 29 Nov

£11 / 0161 834 1392

Sonic Bothy

New music from ensemble devoted to including musicians with learning disabilities in the process of creating and exploring contemporary music.

Newton Dee Community Centre, Aberdeen

Sun 9 Nov

£5 / 01224 868701

Part of sound-scotland.

  • 15:00 – 16:00 Sonic Bothy Newton Dee Community Centre, Aberdeen
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Lincoln’s first dedicated Festival of Sound with a series of events, workshops, seminars and concerts talking place across the city.

Various venues: Lincoln

Sun 26 Oct

Times & prices vary

sound lab presents mnw and Lives as omens

Experimental electronica and electroacoustic music.

City Halls, Glasgow

Wed 5 Nov

Recital Room

£6 / 0141 353 8000

Sound Of Yell

The outfit led by Stevie Jones of the band Arab Strap, performs experimental music.

The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston Culture House, London N16

Sat 8 Nov

£12; £10 adv / 020 7254 4097

  • 20:00 – 23:00 Sound Of Yell The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston Culture House, London


An innovative festival of new music in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. From contemporary classical music to electro-acoustic music, traditional, vocal and jazz, the festival brings together a wide range of different musical styles in a variety of concerts, workshops, installations and talks. The 2014 festival has a theme of…

Various venues: Aberdeenshire

Sat 25 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sun 26 Oct

Times & prices vary

Mon 27 Oct

Times & prices vary

…and 14 more dates until 10 Nov


Conjuring big beats and a vast array of sonic possibilities, the London-based collective plays electro-improv, Afrocentric grooves and distinctively original hooks.

Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

Thu 20 Nov

£10 / 01214 442081

  • 20:30 Strobes Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
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The three-piece group led by keyboardist Dan Nicholls performs experimental electronica. With support from Shiver.

Servant Jazz Quarters, London N16

Sat 15 Nov

£7; £5 adv

  • 19:30 Strobes Servant Jazz Quarters, London


The three-piece group comprising Petter Frost Fadnes, sax, Chris Sharkey, guitar and Stale Birkeland, drums, performs experimental music.

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Sat 15 Nov

Purcell Room At Queen Elizabeth Hall

£10 (£2.50; Children £5) / 0844 875 0073

Thurquoise Thursdays

A weekly night of live music, experimental performance and collaboration. There is a house piano available at the Church and every performer receives two free drinks.

New Unity Church, London N16

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 020 7700 2062

Thu 6 Nov

Free / 020 7700 2062

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 020 7700 2062

…and 5 more dates until 18 Dec

Tim Hecker

Ambient drone/electronica made up of live organ, bass rumbles and static.

Audio, Brighton

Sun 16 Nov

£15 / 01273 624343

Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds

Tue 18 Nov

£10.50 / 0113 224 2066

The Blade Factory, Liverpool

Wed 19 Nov


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Multi-instrumentalist Chris Ward performs.

Servant Jazz Quarters, London N16

Wed 3 Dec


  • 19:30 Tropics Servant Jazz Quarters, London
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Turquoise Tuesdays

Weekly acoustic night of live music, experimental performance and collaboration. Email to book a performance slot.

The Hideaway, London N19

Tue 28 Oct

Free / 020 7561 0779

Tue 4 Nov

Free / 020 7561 0779

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 020 7561 0779

…and 20 more dates until 31 Mar 2015

UK Muzzlers

The pairing of Neil Campbell and John Clyde-Evans performs its experimental music. With support from Midwich, Human Combustion Engine, Hagman, Forgets, Trowser Carrier.

Wharf Chambers, Leeds

Sat 29 Nov


Venetian Snares, Boxcutter, The Doubtful Guest and Chevron

Brain-pounding noises from Planet Mu artists.

The Laundry, London E8

Sat 15 Nov


Wayne Krantz Trio

As a guitarist, Krantz is known for being a relentless individualist, which is evidenced in his improvisational style. Krantz's improvisation is known for its spontaneity, and he makes a distinction between this form of improvisation and composition, the latter of which may include any musical idea that is preconceived on…

Ronnie Scott's, London W1D

Wed 12 Nov

£20–£35 / 020 7439 0747

With The Ronnie Scotts All Stars.

We Came From the North

Edinburgh-based instrumental post rock band.

Opium, Edinburgh

Fri 14 Nov

Over-18s only

£5 on the door / 0131 225 8382

With A Sudden Burst Of Colour and Glacier.

EP Launch for Low Sun, Long Shadow

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