Bristol New Music

The fourth edition of Bristol New Music promises four days of commissioned works, sonic responses to rarely used spaces, landmark concert hall performances, workshops, film and club nights.


For the opening concert, on Thursday 5 May at St George’s Bristol, BNM has co-commissioned an ensemble performance of new group compositions by Mica Levi, with support from Still House Plants.

Among site-specific works which draw inspiration from Bristol locations are artist Kelly Jayne Jones’ intimate multimedia performance deep inside the hidden vaults of Clifton Suspension Bridge, Áine O'Dwyer capturing the song and instrumentation of time, place and people in the Bristol neighbourhood of Easton, and Ellen Arkbro performing a new organ piece on the renowned Harrison & Harrison organ at St Mary Redcliffe.

Performances also come from Sarah Davachi, Coby Sey with London Contemporary Orchestra, Ligeti Quartet, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Shirley Pegna, Jabu, Helena Celle, Joanne Robertson, Wojciech Rusin and No Home and many more.

Bristol New Music takes place biennially across Bristol. It is a collaboration between five key organisations in the city: Bristol Beacon, Arnolfini, Spike Island, St George’s Bristol and the University of Bristol.

Produced by Qu Junktions with Al Cameron.


Thursday 5 May 2022 — Sunday 8 May 2022


Various venues, Bristol