We regretfully announce that due to the ongoing impact of Coronavirus, Bristol New Music will not be taking place as scheduled. As well as travel restrictions, we have a duty of care to artists, audiences and staff at this time.

We will be working to reschedule events where possible, but for now refunds on all tickets will be automatically issued. For future announcements, please sign up to the BNM mailing list below and please consider directly supporting the artists/organisations involved in BNM at a very difficult time in whatever way you can.

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Onur Türkmen Kurşundan
Bushra El-Turk New work
Mahir Çetiz New work
Çengiz Eren Luftschloss Passacaglia
Yiğit Özatalay Var mı Yok Mu? (Is there or isn’t there?)
Yiğit Aydın New work
Tolga Yayalar Penumbrae

Hezarfen Ensemble burst onto the Istanbul music scene in 2010, bringing contemporary music to Istanbul’s rich musical landscape. Tonight they perform no less than seven world premieres, all inspired by the melodic tradition of makam that can be heard widely across Turkish, Central Asian and North African regions. Seven very different Turkish composers interpret the makam soundworld through an ensemble including ney, kemençe, and kanun as well as western classical instruments, resulting in a truly authentic transcultural palette of sounds.

Please visit the Bristol New Music website for the festival’s full lineup of artists HERE

You can buy tickets, including festival and day passes, for all BNM events HERE

Part of Bristol New Music 2020

Saturday 25 April

Hezarfen Ensemble – CANCELLED


A 5% booking fee applies online and over the phone. A £2 postage fee is charged where applicable.

Recommended Age: 8+