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The return of Cut & Splice

A new edition of Cut & Splice will take place in September at Cafe Oto. Featuring works by Henry Cowell, Luc Ferrari, Michael Pisaro, Clara Iannotta, Peter Ablinger, Alvin Lucier and Hildegard Westerkamp, among others.

A new edition of Cut & Splice, the London based experimental music and sound art festival, will take place in September at Cafe Oto, featuring works by Henry Cowell, Luc Ferrari, Michael Pisaro, Clara Iannotta, Peter Ablinger, Alvin Lucier and Hildegard Westerkamp, among others.

Curated by composer Joanna Bailie and co-produced by Sound & Music and BBC Radio 3, the festival’s two evening programmes are themed Fields/Machines and Space/Translation/Device. These themes reflect the festival’s concern with the relationships between sound, music and the environment, as exemplified in works ranging from Cowell’s Aeolian Harp to Westerkamp’s soundscapes. Performing these works will be Ensemble Plus-Minus, the new music ensemble co-founded by their artistic director Bailie. The last Cut & Splice, which was launched in 2003, took place in 2010. As in previous years, 2015’s festival will be broadcast on Radio 3’s Hear & Now programme. Cut & Splice takes place between 25-26 September at London’s Cafe Oto. More information can be found here.