Music, Experimental

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Eska

Experimental jazz from the Zimbabwe-born and London-raised composer and singer. With support from Laura Mvula.

Jazz Arena, Cheltenham

Fri 2 May

£16 members 10% discount

  • 18:30 – 19:45

Eska

Experimental jazz from the Zimbabwe-born and London-raised composer and singer. With support from Kizzy Meriel Crawford and Eve Goodman.

Chapter Art Centre, Cardiff

Tue 27 May

£8 (£6) / 0292 030440

  • 19:30

Ex-Easter Island Head

The ensemble who originate from Liverpool perform their experimental music. With support from Papernut Cambridge, Mook.

Union Chapel, London N1

Sat 24 May

Free / 020 7226 1686

  • 12:00 – 14:00

The Facemelter

Art rock and electronica from all across the nation. Presented by Chaos Theory.

The Black Heart, London NW1

Fri 2 May

£5 (in advance £4) / 020 7428 9730

With Karybdis, Invocation and Darkeye.

  • 19:30 – 02:00

Glasser

The American singer-songwriter performs experimental electronic beats. With support from Summer Ghost, oFF Love.

Shacklewell Arms, London E8

Wed 4 Jun

£13.50 adv / 020 7249 0810

  • 20:00
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Gulp

Guto Pryce of Super Furry Animals and Lindsey Leven create dreamy folk soundscapes.

Central Station, Wrexham

Sat 26 Apr

£10 / 01978 358780

With Keys and Yr Ods. Part of FOCUS Wales.

  • 17:30 – 23:00

Harpicide

Skilled harpists seek new victims for aural pleasure.

Asylum, London SE15

Fri 20 Jun

£6 in advance; £8 on the door / 07796 684834

Hayley Sanderson’s Stylophones Band

Experimental music and unusual covers by the London-based collective fronted by the vocalist. With support from Purdy, The Royal Organ Duo and The Rise.

606 Club, London SW10

Mon 26 May

£10 / 020 7352 5953

  • 20:30

Hypnosis Display

Commissioned by Opera North this collaboration between Portland based artist and musician Grouper (Liz Harris) and filmmaker Paul Clipson mixes music, image and sound.

Howard Assembly Room, Leeds

Thu 5 Jun

£12.50

  • 19:45

Improvisations At Reasonably Low Volume

Experimental performances by sound artists and musicians including Nicola Ratti & Adam Asnan, John Macedo and Kostis Kilymis & Louie Rice.

Hundred Years Gallery, London E2

Sun 25 May

Free / 020 3602 7973

  • 16:00 – 19:00
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Jabberwocky

A new two-day festival for London, brought to you by ATP, Pitchfork and Primavera Sound. Featuring a more leftfield, alternative line-up to that you rarely see programmed at other UK festivals, such as Neutral Milk Hotel, James Blake, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Caribou, Panda Bear, Darkside, Electric Wizard, Liars…

ExCel, London E16

Fri 15 Aug

£35; £60 two-day pass / 020 7069 5000

  • 12:00 – 23:00

Sat 16 Aug

£35; £60 two-day pass / 020 7069 5000

  • 12:00 – 23:00

John Edwards, Mark Sanders And John Wall

The three-piece group, led by the bass player, perform experimental music.

Cafe Oto, London E8

Fri 16 May

£10; £8 adv / 020 7923 1231

  • 20:00

Juana Molina

The Argentinian singer-songwriter performs her alternative and experimental original material.

Roundhouse, London NW1

Thu 5 Jun

Studio

£14 / 0844 482 8008

  • 19:30

The Kandinsky Effect

The trio, based in France, experiment with jazz and rock.

The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston Culture House, London N16

Thu 8 May

£12; £10 adv / 020 7254 4097

  • 20:30

Keith James

The singer-guitarist performs the poems of Pablo Neruda, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Federico Garcia Lorca and Jorge Luis Borges set to music.

South Devon Arts Centre, Totnes

Sat 26 Apr

£12; £10 adv / 0844 888 0435

  • 19:30
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Laraaji & Sun Araw

A night of mystical, spiritual, cosmic music from multi-instrumentalist/composer/artist Sun Araw and musician and 'laugh-master' Laraaji.

Kazimier, Liverpool

Sat 7 Jun

£10 / 07718 933164

  • 19:00

Kraak, Manchester

Fri 6 Jun

£10

St John At Hackney Church, London E5

Thu 5 Jun

£15 / 020 8985 5374

Leon Greening 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…

Wigmore Hall, London W1U

Fri 2 May

Bar

Free / 020 7935 2141

  • 23:15

Live at Leeds

Multi-venue festival with a wristband that lets you into see over 100 bands across the city. The line-up for 2014 includes Albert Hammond Jr, Chloe Howl,!Forward Russia!, ILikeTrains, Drenge, Hudson Taylor, The Hold Steady, The Midnight Beast, Nina Nesbitt and many more.

Various Venues, Leeds

Fri 2 May

Times vary / £25

Sat 3 May

Times vary / £25

Sun 4 May

Times vary / £25

Mon 5 May

Times vary / £25

LOMW: Addictive TV - Orchestra Of Samples

Part of Tupac Martir's Looking Outside My Window Festival.

Rich Mix, Bethnal Green

Sun 4 May

Free / 020 7613 7498

  • 16:30 – 18:00

Lylah Tov

Alternative experimental collective hailing from London. With support from The Step, Last Of The Barstools, Holly Holden, Amy Jane Bennett.

Underbelly, London N1

Wed 4 Jun

£6 / 020 7837 4412

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Princess Theatre, Hunstanton

Fri 1 Aug

£13–£18 (£15) / 01485 532252

  • 19:30

Matthew Herbert: 20 Pianos

Experimental electronic music from the avant-garde musician.

The North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford

Fri 16 May

£15 (£10) / 01865 319450

World premiere.

Mugstar

The band plays atmospheric psychedelic rock and krautrock from the album Centralia.

The Roadhouse, Manchester

Sun 1 Jun

£10 adv / 0161 237 9789

  • 19:30

Mugstar

Psychedelic rock from the Liverpudlian five-piece, with support from Plank, Formes, Akoustik Anarkhy and White Rabbit.

Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

Fri 25 Apr

£7–£9 / 01422 845265

  • 20:00 – 02:00