Tickets: FREE
Coventry Cathedral, Drapers' Hall and HMV Empire
Until Sun 24 Apr 2022

New Music Biennial

Fri 22 Apr 2022 to Sun 24 Apr 2022
Coventry Cathedral, Drapers' Hall and HMV Empire

New Music Biennial is a three-day festival giving you the chance to hear music across a range of genres, from classical and chamber opera, to jazz, folk and electronic. If you've never tried some of these genres before, now's your chance - and with each venue a short walk from each other, you can enjoy a range of new music in a short space of time.

Of the 20 new pieces of music, ten are brand new works selected from an open call and ten are pre-existing New Music Biennial works from across the last 10 years to mark its launch back in 2012.

Scroll down to see the programme of events.

Presented in partnership with PRS Foundation, Southbank Centre, BBC Radio 3 and NMC Recordings with support from Arts Council of England, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.



Each performance lasts for one hour. Within this hour, you will hear a 15-minute piece, followed by a Q&A with the composer or artist, then you'll hear the 15-minute piece again. By listening to the piece twice and by hearing about the creative process behind the work, you'll gain a greater appreciation of the work and the artistic intention behind it.




New Music Biennial: NYX (DJ Set)

Following the presentation of their new work 'It' in collaboration with Vessel & Rakhi, NYX Creative Director & resident DJ Josh T will play out the evening with a closing set for the New Music Biennial at hmv Empire. Continuing on from a series of conceptual DJ mixes and radio shows for the likes of NTS, Stamp The Wax and Friendly Potential, this will be the debut live DJ set from NYX.



New Music Biennial: AFRODEUTSCHE

Sun 24 Apr, 6.30pm, HMV Empire

AFRODEUTSCHE, ‘Britain’s most adventurous orchestra’ and Robert Ames join forces for the premiere of a bold new work representing the cutting edge of Manchester’s cultural and musical language.