Music, Experimental

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Outskirts

Outskirts returns for a day of boundary-traversing installations, performance, art and music. 2015's diverse line-up includes Easterhouse Conversation (a special collaboration between RM Hubbert and Wounded Knee); jazz/electronic reworkings of Krafwek from Radioland; a screening of Enrico Cocozza's The Silver Trumpet…

Platform, Glasgow

Sat 25 Apr

£10 (£7.50; under 16s free) / 0141 276 9696

  • 13:00 – 22:00 Outskirts Platform, Glasgow

Old Fire Station, Oxford

Tue 5 May

£9 (£6) / 01865 263980

The Oxford Improvisers are part of our regular Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station and hold their events on the first Tuesday of the month. Inviting guests from Britain and abroad they perform a monthly evening of new and improvised music.

Tue 2 Jun

£9 / 01865 263980

The Oxford Improvisers are part of our regular Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station and hold their events on the first Tuesday of the month. Inviting guests from Britain and abroad they perform a monthly evening of new and improvised music.

Tue 7 Jul

£9 / 01865 263980

The Oxford Improvisers are part of our regular Tuesdays at the Old Fire Station and hold their events on the first Tuesday of the month. Inviting guests from Britain and abroad they perform a monthly evening of new and improvised music.

Paolo Morena

The artist performs catchy, perfectly crafted songs via the live-looping technique that requires him to record and play back his own performance as he goes along.

The Stables, Milton Keynes

Sat 2 May

£12; £10 adv / 01908 280800

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.

Mono, Glasgow

Wed 6 May

£11.50 / 0141 553 2400

With Brigid Power-Ryce.

Peter Brötzmann & Heather Leigh

Peter Brötzmann, doyen of German free jazz sax, plays some duets with the West Virginia-born but Glasgow-based pedal steel guitarist from hell, Heather Leigh. Not for the faint-hearted.

The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow

Sat 2 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 353 8000

Part of Tectonics Glasgow.

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Polar Bear

Electronics, jazz and punk influences from this progressive quintet, featuring Pete Wareham and Mark Lockheart (saxophones), Tom Herbert (bass), Leafcutter John (electronics, guitar) and Sebastian Rochford (drums).

Broomhill Art Hotel, Barnstaple

Wed 22 Apr

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01271 850262

Colston Hall, Bristol

Thu 23 Apr

£14 / 0117 922 3686

Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

Tue 21 Apr

£12 / 01214 442081

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Portico

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

Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

Tue 28 Apr

£12 / 01214 442081

  • 20:00 Portico Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

The Haunt, Brighton

Sun 19 Apr

£15

Kazimier, Liverpool

Mon 27 Apr

£10 / 07718 933164

With Snow Ghosts.

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Prinzhorn Dance School

Prinzhorn dance school is the musical moniker for tobin prinz and suzi horn. They work from a disused church in the uk where they make all of their music, visual art and film/ video.

The Tin At The Coal Vaults, Coventry

Sat 13 Jun

£10; £8 adv (£6) / 024 7625 8398

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

£18.50 / 01273 709709

Button Factory, Dublin

Mon 4 May

Prices to be confirmed

With Plus Special Guests Smoke Fairies.

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Fri 24 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 01223 357851

With Plus Special Guests Smoke Fairies.

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Raga Garage

The band plays a unique blend of Indian Carnatic and European classical sounds, layered and embellished with contemporary ornamentations.

Towngate Theatre, Basildon

Sun 19 Jul

Gielgud Room

£15 / 01268 465465

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Ryoji Ikeda

A performance by the sonic artist and electronic composer.

Village Underground, London EC2A

Wed 27 May

Phone for availability / 020 7422 7505

Sensations

Come and discover the Pitt Rivers Museum and Museum of Natural History with more than just your eyes! Taste, feel, smell and hear your way through the galleries… Live music, torchlight trail and a cash bar.

Pitt Rivers Museum, University Of Oxford

Fri 15 May

£5 / 01865 270927

  • 19:00 – 22:00 Sensations Pitt Rivers Museum, University Of Oxford

Shaun Buswell's Tube Orchestra Challenge

Shaun Buswell returns to London to retell his story, using words, video and song, of one year travelling on the London Underground approaching strangers to create an orchestra.

The Brunswick, Hove

Mon 11 May

£7 (£5) / 01273 733984

Tue 12 May

£7 (£5) / 01273 733984

Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Southampton

Tue 5 May

£6 (£4) / 023 8066 7683

Shona Brown

Shona presents brand new material featuring live looping, electronics, flute and vocals.

Box, Glasgow

Thu 23 Apr

Free / 0141 332 5431

Colonsay Village Hall, Isle of Colonsay

Tue 14 Jul

£8 / 01951 200336

  • 20:00 Shona Brown Colonsay Village Hall, Isle of Colonsay

Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 12 Aug

£5–£7 / 0131 339 5374

  • 19:30 – 20:15 Shona Brown Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 13 Aug

£5–£7 / 0131 339 5374

  • 19:30 – 20:15 Shona Brown Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 14 Aug

£5–£7 / 0131 339 5374

  • 19:30 – 20:15 Shona Brown Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 15 Aug

£5–£7 / 0131 339 5374

  • 19:30 – 20:15 Shona Brown Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh

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Solarference

Folktronica duo Nick Janaway and Sarah Owen. With support from Dead Rat Orchestra.

Bridgwater Arts Centre

Fri 24 Apr

£10 / 01278 422700

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Solus 3

Chamber dub and indie jazz collective. With support from London-based Olivia's Owls and Sacha Morgan.

The Good Ship, London NW6

Tue 28 Apr

£5; £4 adv / 07949 008253

  • 19:30 Solus 3 The Good Ship, London

sound lab presents Jim McKenna

Contemporary electronica, including works inspired by Schumann.

City Halls, Glasgow

Wed 22 Apr

Recital Room

£6 plus booking fee / 0141 353 8000

sound

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.

Various venues: Aberdeenshire

Thu 22 Oct

Times & prices vary

Fri 23 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sat 24 Oct

Times & prices vary

…and 16 more dates until 9 Nov

Squarepusher

Respected glitchcore electronica wizard.

Troxy, London E1

Sat 24 Oct

£22.50–£25.50 / 020 7748 2728

£28.05 / 020 7748 2728

Supersonic Festival

A two-day event of experimental and leftfield music, plus talks, exhibitions and workshops. Artists appearing include The Pop Group, Eternal Tapestry, Six Organs of Admittance, Happy Meals, Liturgy, Liima, Efterklang and more.

The Custard Factory, Birmingham

Thu 11 Jun

Times vary / Sold out / 0121 693 6333

Fri 12 Jun

Times vary / Sold out / 0121 693 6333

Sat 13 Jun

Times vary / Sold out / 0121 693 6333

Sun 14 Jun

Times vary / Sold out / 0121 693 6333

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Swans

Michael Gira's influential no wave band return with their harsh mix of proto-industrial rock and atmospheric acoustica.

The Art School, Glasgow

Sat 23 May

£22.50

With Okkyung Lee.

Marble Factory, Bristol

Wed 20 May

£20.35

Roundhouse, London NW1

Thu 21 May

£27.50 / 0844 482 8008

Tectonics Late Gig

Day two of Tectonics ends with live performances from Julia Scott, followed by Attila Csihar in collaboration with composer and turntablist Mariam Rezaei.

The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow

Sat 2 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 353 8000

Part of Tectonics Glasgow.

Temples Festival

Uncompromising 'heavy music' festival. Focusinfg on the experimental, extreme end of metal, hardcore and noise. Headlined by Converge, Sunn O))) and Earth. Plus Nails, Goatwhore, Bongzilla, Trap Them, Between the Buried & Me, Pig Destroyer, Triptykon, Voivod, Pallbearer and more across three indoor stages.

Motion, Bristol

Fri 29 May

Times vary / Weekend ticket £90; day ticket £38.50 / 0117 972 3111

Sat 30 May

Times vary / Weekend ticket £90; day ticket £38.50 / 0117 972 3111

Sun 31 May

Times vary / Weekend ticket £90; day ticket £38.50 / 0117 972 3111

Terry Day

A performance by the improviser, multi-instrumentalist, lyricist, songwriter, visual artist and poet, with support from Pat Thomas, Alan Wilkinson and Davey Payne.

Cafe Oto, London E8

Wed 13 May

£10; £8 adv ( £6) / 020 7923 1231

Tyondai Braxton

Experimental musician whose 2013 work HIVE was premiered at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

XOYO, London EC2A

Tue 16 Jun

£15 / 020 7729 5959

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