Music, Experimental

88 events

Sorted by popularity / date & time

Oliver Coates

The cellist and electronica artist performs his experimental oeuvre. With support from Aisha Orazbayeva.

Rough Trade East, London E1

Thu 21 Aug

W/wristband free / 020 7792 3490

  • 19:00

One Ensemble

Glasgow-based quartet consisting of Daniel Padden (guitar, voice, bass clarinet), Shane Connolly (drums and percussion), Alex South (bass clarinet, clarinet) and Peter Nicholson (cello, voice) committed to exploring new ways of presenting and performing their music

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

The Dissection Room

£9 (£7) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 16 Aug

£7 / 0131 560 1581

This Workshop explores how musicians and dancers can work together, with a particular focus on how one discipline can inform the other. Participants will be invited to engage in the process of creating music for dance with guidance from The One Ensemble and members of Scottish Dance Theatre. Open to anyone with an interest in devising; acoustic instruments welcome.

Orchestra Elastique

The collective who hail from London performs improvised music.

Kings Place, London N1

Sat 13 Sep

Box Office Stage

Free / 020 7520 1490

  • 19:45

Oscilanz

The three-piece group performs experimental and improvised music from a classical base. With support from Isnaj Dui.

MK Gallery, Milton Keynes

Sat 29 Nov

£5 / 01908 676900/558307

  • 19:30

Ought

Upbeat, fluid post-punk quartet from Montreal.

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Sat 15 Nov

£8.85–£13.20 / 0113 275 2411

CCA, Glasgow

Sun 16 Nov

£13.44 / 0141 352 4900

The Scala, London N1

Wed 19 Nov

Over-18s only

£13.50 / 020 7833 2022

Also on at:

back to top

part wild horses mane on both sides: Conduit of the bottomless submundane

Improvised pieces from the drums and flute duo/sound artists in this installation-performance piece devised specifically for each venue.

CCA, Glasgow

Thu 7 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0141 352 4900

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Sun 14 Sep

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01424 229111

Embassy, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed

Also on at:

Partisans

Contemporary and experimental jazz by the group that comprises Phil Robson, guitar, Julian Siegel, saxophone and bass clarinet, Gene Calderazzo, drums and Thaddeus Kelly, bass.

Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

Thu 23 Oct

£12 / 01214 442081

  • 20:30

Patrick Farmer, Sarah Hughes And Samuel Rodgers

Farmer, Hughes and Rodgers will take up residence in the Project Space for four days, they will spend time discussing and developing Farmer's compositions, performing them.

OTO Project Space, London E8

Thu 11 Sep

Free / 020 7923 1231

  • 10:00 – 19:00

Fri 12 Sep

Free / 020 7923 1231

  • 10:00 – 19:00

Sat 13 Sep

Free / 020 7923 1231

  • 10:00 – 19:00

Sun 14 Sep

Free / 020 7923 1231

  • 10:00 – 19:00

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

  • 20:00

Peter Broderick

The singer-songwriter and composer who hails from Portland, Oregon and was also a member of Efterklang, performs his folk and experimental material.

Bush Hall, London W12

Wed 22 Oct

£15 / 020 8222 6955

The Haunt, Brighton

Fri 17 Oct

£12

Sub89, Reading

Tue 21 Oct

£12 / 0118 959 5395

  • 19:30
back to top

Phil Minton And Veryan Weston

The pairing performs a range of improvised songs and music based around non-combatants if the First World War. With support from Sylvia Hallett & Sue Ferrar.

Cafe Oto, London E8

Sun 3 Aug

£10; £8 adv / 020 7923 1231

  • 20:00

Picnic in the Cemetery

Point View Art Association presents Made in Macao Instrumental cabaret for piano and strings by Macao composer Njo Kong Kie (music director of La La La Human Steps for many years) interweaves classical sensibilities with contemporary impulses, musical performances with cinematic theatricality - resulting in an…

C nova, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

studio 5

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

studio 5

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

studio 5

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Piers Hellawell: Sound Carvings, Strange Tryst: Piers Hellawell

  • Written by: Piers Hellawell

Piers Hellawell and Bourne Davis Kane split a bill between new composition and improvisation.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 2 Aug

Strathclyde Suite

Free / 0141 353 8000

Part of New Music Biennial.

  • 21:45

The Radiophonic Workshop

Musicians from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop perform the original compositions for television dramas from the late-1950s and 60s, including the iconic Doctor Who theme.

The Art School, Glasgow

Wed 22 Oct

£15

Rescheduled date, original tickets still valid.

City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds

Mon 13 Oct

£18.10 / 0113 243 0808

To be rescheduled for Oct/Nov, new dates will be announced soon.

Glasgow School of Art

Wed 22 Oct

£15 / 0141 353 4500

Also on at:

Shit And Shine

The London-Texas hybrid performs experimental psychedelic sounds. With support from Gnod.

The Roadhouse, Manchester

Sun 3 Aug

£7.50 adv / 0161 237 9789

  • 19:30
back to top

Sloth Metropolis

Slowed down progressive rock.

The Roxy 171, Glasgow

Fri 8 Aug

£3–£4 / 0141 331 1901

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Sonophilia

Lincoln’s first dedicated Festival of Sound with a series of events, workshops, seminars and concerts talking place across the city.

Various venues: Lincoln

Thu 23 Oct

Times & prices vary

Fri 24 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sat 25 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sun 26 Oct

Times & prices vary

sound

An innovative festival of new music in the North East of Scotland. 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. Last year's festival featured a…

Various venues: Aberdeenshire

Thu 23 Oct

Times & prices vary

Fri 24 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sat 25 Oct

Times & prices vary

…and 16 more dates until 10 Nov

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

Space-Time: The Future

Wsying Arts Centre's fifth annual festival of art and experimental music. This year focuses primarily on women involved in experimental and electronic music and art. The festival includes 12 hours of live music, performance and screenings across three indoor stages alongside a covered stalls area presenting artists…

Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge

Sat 30 Aug

£23–£48 / 01954 718881

  • 12:00 – 00:00
back to top

Splitting The Atom

An all-day event featuring a range of experimental music performers and bands.

The Green Door Store, Brighton

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 07944 693214

  • 14:00 – 22:30

Spoctet

The ensemble performs experimental music. With support from the Free Kings.

The Thunderbolt, Bristol

Sat 9 Aug

£5; £4 adv / 0117 373 8947

  • 19:30

Strobes

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

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

Sukekiyo

The Japanese outfit performs dark and experimental rock.

O2 Academy Islington, London N1

Thu 18 Sep

£28 / 0844 477 2000

  • 19:00 – 23:00
back to top