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New Music Biennial

5 – 7 JUL 2019

The New Music Biennial is a showcase of composers and music creators who are pushing the boundaries of new music in the UK.

The festival is presented in association with the PRS for Music Foundation and features music across all genres, from classical and chamber opera to jazz, folk and electronic. In 2019, the Biennial features free performances of 19 compositions, staged across the Southbank Centre site. 

Composers featured in 2019

9Bach: Yn Dy Lais / In Your Voice
Aidan O’Rourke, Kit Downes and James Robertson: 365 – Stories and Music
Arun Ghosh: AMBHAS
Claire M Singer
Conor Mitchell: Lunaria
Edmund Finnis: The Centre Is Everywhere
Forest Swords and Immix Ensemble: Trespassing
Jessica Curry: She Who
Kate Tempest
Khyam Allami: Requiem for the 21st Century
Klein: Rehearsal
Liam van Rijn and Joseph Bird (Numb Mob): Where to Build in Stone
Roderick Williams
Rolf Hind: Tiger’s Nest, commissioned by Southbank Centre
Sam Eastmond: Brit-Ish, commissioned by JW3
Sarah Tandy: The Dream Without a Name, commissioned by J-Night
Shiva Feshareki: Dialogue, commissioned by BBC Concert Orchestra
Sona Jobarteh, commissioned by Yaram Arts
Dan Jones, commissioned by Absolutely Cultured

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Get priority booking for the Classical Season 2019/20 and access to an exclusive Cafe-Bar on the top floor of Royal Festival Hall before or after your concert. 

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all stories

Take a look back at the highlights of a packed weekend of contemporary classical music
Hear the composer and musician explore the themes of unity and division behind her new work
The electronic artist and composer on the inspiration for Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia
See video excerpts from Philip Venables: Illusions featuring performance artist David Hoyle
The composition professor explains how his new work transforms rejection into inspiration

look back at 2017's event

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Take a look back at the highlights of a packed weekend of contemporary classical music
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Hear the composer and musician explore the themes of unity and division behind her new work
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The composition professor explains how his new work transforms rejection into inspiration