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Old Fire Station, Oxford

Tue 3 Mar

£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 7 Apr

£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

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.

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

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Sat 18 Apr

£16.50 / 0113 275 2411

Colston Hall, Bristol

Thu 23 Apr

£14 / 0117 922 3686

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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.

The Haunt, Brighton

Sun 19 Apr

£16.50

Manchester Academy

Sun 26 Apr

3

£13.75 / 0161 275 2930

O2 Academy Sheffield

Wed 22 Apr

£11.25 / 0844 477 2000

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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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The Rag'n'Bone Man

One-man band playing brutal trash blues.

Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

Thu 26 Mar

£8.50 / 029 2023 2199

The Deaf Institute, Manchester

Fri 20 Mar

£8.50 / 0161 276 9350

Joiners Arms, Southampton

Wed 25 Mar

£8.50 / 023 8022 5612

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A Requiem for Edward Snowden

A large-scale audio-visual presentation on themes of invasion of privacy and personal sacrifice. Performers are Matthew Collings (electronics and electric guitar), Peter Furniss (clarinet), Justyna Jablonska (cello), Emma Lloyd (violin) and Jules Rawlinson (visuals and electronics).

CCA, Glasgow

Thu 5 Mar

£8 (£5) / 0141 352 4900

Shona Brown

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

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

Southbank Marina, Kirkintilloch

Sat 29 Aug

Free

Opening the Kirkintilloch Festival Evening Concert. Part of Kirkintilloch Canal Festival.

  • 19:00 – 19:30 Shona Brown Southbank Marina, Kirkintilloch

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Sixes

A night of experimental electric guitar music exploring overtones and repetition, challenging the audience and the players to keep the count.

Black Box, Belfast

Fri 27 Mar

£5

  • 20:00 – 23:00 Sixes Black Box, Belfast

Solarference

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

Bridgwater Arts Centre

Fri 24 Apr

£10 / 01278 422700

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

Sound Waves

A modern symphony and exhibition around science and music created by local schools, retired members of the community, a community choir and musicians from Southampton University.

Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton

Sun 8 Mar

Phone for prices

  • 18:00 Sound Waves Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton

Sparks Might Fly

A showcase for experimental musicians.

MAC (Midlands Arts Centre), Birmingham

Fri 13 Mar

0121 446 3232

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Spirit Of Gravity

A showcase for experimental musicians.

The Green Door Store, Brighton

Thu 5 Mar

£5 / 07944 693214

Squarepusher

Respected glitchcore electronica wizard.

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Wed 18 Mar

£25.50 / 020 7638 8891

The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth

Tue 17 Mar

£18.50 / 01202 963888

Stara Rzeka

Experimental Polish guitarist and composer. With support from Shabash.

Cafe Oto, London E8

Wed 1 Apr

£10 (£8) / 020 7923 1231

Strictly Productions with High Rankin and James D'Ley

Eight hours of everything from house to drum & bass.

The Volks Tavern, Brighton

Sat 28 Feb

£5 in advance; £7 before midnight / 07834 735045

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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Syd Kemp

Experimental psychedelic indie rock outfit from London. With support from Holy Thursday, The Rhubarb Triangle and Britain.

The Lock Tavern, London NW1

Fri 20 Mar

Free / 020 7482 7163

  • 20:00 Syd Kemp The Lock Tavern, London

Tectonics Glasgow Closing Concert

Robin Hayward (microtonal tuba) and Hild Sofie Tafjor (French horn) play, followed by a new piece performed by the BBC SSO and guest musicians and written by Daniel Padden especially for the end of Tectonics Glasgow 2015.

The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow

Sun 3 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 353 8000

Part of Tectonics Glasgow.

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

Ten Walls

Lithuanian producer best known for his 2014 single 'Walking with Elephants'.

The Arches, Glasgow

Fri 20 Mar

£12–£15 / 0141 565 1000

A live AV show with Maribou State and Will Saul.

  • 10:00 – 03:00 Ten Walls The Arches, Glasgow

Concorde 2, Brighton

Fri 6 Mar

£12 adv / 01273 673311

  • 23:00 – 04:00 Ten Walls Concorde 2, Brighton

O2 Academy Bournemouth

Sat 7 Mar

£25.31 / 0844 477 2000

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