Metal have announced a new commission with electronic music artist Forest Swords and Immix Ensemble, a new music piece inspired by the shifting sounds of our rapidly changing British cityscapes as part of the PRS New Music Biennial.
The New Music Biennial 2019 is a PRS Foundation initiative that supports and provides a platform for talented organisations and music creators who are pushing the boundaries of new music in the UK. The New Music Biennale presents music from across genres and aims to reach new audiences for contemporary music.
Taking part in the New Music Biennial has given both collaborating artists a chance to push themselves musically and a chance to explore and merge genres. In addition to Metal, the programme features an impressive array of performance groups and arts organisations with a strong track record in supporting UK composers. This includes Chineke!, London Contemporary Orchestra, Opera North, QuJunktions and many more.
This will be my first opportunity working with an ensemble of musicians and I’m looking forward to learning and pushing myself into new areas.
Matthew Barnes – Forest Swords
Forest Swords is one of the UK’s most unique and innovative electronic voices – we can’t wait to see what comes from merging our sonic worlds.
Daniel Thorne – Immix Ensemble
The New Music Biennial pieces will be performed across two weekends on 5 – 7 July 2019 at London’s Southbank Centre and 12 – 14 July 2019 in Hull, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 plus available as a download by NMC Recordings following the festivals.