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Manchester ensemble Distractfold chosen to curate Cut & Splice

Following last year's relaunch at London's Cafe Oto, Cut & Splice 2017 will take up residency in Manchester

BBC Radio 3 and Sound And Music have announced the Manchester ensemble Distractfold as the next in line to curate Cut & Splice. Last year the sonic arts event relaunched after a four year hiatus. with a three day programme curated by composer Joanna Bailie.

Founded by Mauricio Pauly, Sam Salem, Rocío Bolaños, Linda Jankowska, Alice Purton and Emma Richards, Distractfold have been performing instrumental, electroacoustic and mixed chamber music since 2011. The project is part of Sound And Music's Composer-Curator support programme and will culminate in two evenings of live events and broadcasts on BBC 3's Hear And Now show.

Cut & Splice 2017 will take place in Manchester next year. More information is available via this website.

Watch a video of the ensemble perform in August 2015