About

Qu Junktions is a musical adventure operation based in Bristol, England. We tour, produce, curate and dream up ways of making musical as alive and enthralling as possible. Established in 2004 by Mark Slater and Chiz Williams, it is now a three-way collaboration with John Stevens.

Qu represents and works with a widescreen selection of artists focusing on musicians that do not fall into a recognised music pathway and require a more bespoke treatment. All three of us all share a background putting up posters, tearing tickets and programming at the seminal, and still kicking, Cube Microplex in Bristol. Later we set up, with a disparate team of musical obsessives, the annual Venn Festival, a parade of contrasting and conflicting musical overlap that housed hazy concepts and feats of audio daring that included the Tag Team, Phil Minton’s Feral Choir for 100 people, a reformed Mark Stewart And The Maffia, and shows by Kode 9, Fungus Moth, Family Battle Snake and Crescent among the throng. The visions produced by Venn and The Cube altered our perceptions of musical presentation and Qu Junktions came into fruition.

Qu Junktions gratefully acknowledges the support of PRS for Music Foundation, Arts Council England, The Cube Microplex, Bugbrand, and the many other intrepid helpers, artists, designers and grafters who assist us on a daily basis.

Past Commissions & Productions

SUPERSILENT featuring JOHN PAUL JONES
+ support AKI ONDA

The combined elemental force of one of the world’s most questing musical units and Led Zeppelin’s legendary multi-instrumentalist resonated deep over a select set of UK dates in November 2012.

THE EX & BRASS UNBOUND TOUR
with Mats Gustafsson, Roy Paci, Ken Vandermark & Wolter Wierbos


SHANGAAN ELECTRO TOUR
with Nozinja, Tshetsha Boys, Tiyiselani Vomaseve & Nkata Mawewe


SUBLIME FREQUENCIES TOUR
with Omar Souleyman + Group Doueh + SF Films and DJs


A RITUAL FOR ELEPHANT & CASTLE
with Marcus Coates, Chrome Hoof, Wildbirds & Peacedrums & Vengeance Twofold


MURCOF + ANTIVJ


WILDBIRDS & PEACEDRUMS

with Voices


KEPT IMPULSES

with Hauschka, James Blackshaw & Nancy Elizabeth

Drowned In Sound review of Barbican performance


MURCOF ‘OCEANO’

with BCN216 & Flicker

Past Acts

In addition to our current roster, acts Qu worked with in the past include:

Jailbreak (Heather Leigh & Chris Corsano), Our Brother The Native, Es + Chris Forsyth + Ignatz, VI: The Environment Tour Of The Bristol Channel, Jandek, Vialka, Peter Walker, Aufgehoben, Anni Rossi, Sunburned Hand of The Man, DJ/ Rupture, Scorces, Colleen, Jack Rose, Team Brick, Arrington De Dionyso, The One Ensemble, Z’ev vs Pita, Nettle, KK.Null vs Z’ev, Kevin Blechdom + Planningtorock + Organ Lady, Minotaur Shock, Matt Elliott, Cul De Sac

Past Events

Vic Chesnutt, Goodiepal, Jandek, John Butcher, Peverelist, Oxbow, Christine Carter, Merzbow, Staff Benda Bilili, Tony McPhee, Tanya Tagaq, Dirty Projectors, The Whale Watching Tour, RTX, Blevin Blectum, Ikue Mori, Afrikan Boy, Sunburned Hand of The Man, Chris Watson, Ice Bird Spiral, Comets on Fire, Deerhoof, Steve Turner, Melt Banana, Dalek, Herman Dune, Fursaxa, Howe Gelb, Charalambides, Shirley Collins,  Magik Markers, Carla Bozulich, Animal Collective, Konono No.1, Biosphere, Sparklehorse, Tim Hecker, Michael Chapman, Felix Kubin, The Necks, The Unthanks, Beardyman, Shackleton, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Micachu & The Shapes, Tinariwen,The Corey O’s, Pierre Bastien, Charles Hazelwood Allstars, Ben Frost, Damon & Naomi… amongst the thousands