Bristol New Music

Thu 23 – Sun 26 April

Taking place biennially across Bristol, and returning for its fourth edition in 2020, Bristol New Music proposes an adventurous exploration of the city through sound, with artists from across the radius of contemporary music gathering for four days of newly commissioned works, sonic responses to rarely used spaces, landmark concert hall programmes, club nights, gallery exhibitions and screenings.



Programme highlights for 2020 include a site-specific commission for Manchester-based sound artist Kelly Jayne Jones, creating a bespoke installation-performance in the rarely-used subterranean vaults below Bristol’s iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge, maverick Japanese conceptualist Asuna presenting his sonically and visually arresting 100 Keyboards project (wherein 100 battery-powered keyboards are laid in formation to create waves of overlapping sound) on the floor of St George’s Bristol, plus performances from Laraaji, Beatrice Dillon, Alvin Curran, DeathprodHezarfen Ensemble, Midori Takada and many more.

Bristol New Music 2020 events at St George’s Bristol

ASUNA: 100 Keyboards

Friday 24 April  |  8.15pm

Hezarfen Ensemble

Saturday 25 April  |  8pm

For full line-up, tickets and information please visit

Bristol New Music is a collaboration between five key organisations in the city: Colston Hall, Arnolfini, Spike Island, St George’s Bristol and the University of Bristol. The 2020 edition is produced by Qu Junktions. With grateful acknowledgement of funding from PRS Foundation.