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New Music Biennial 2017 on Radio 3

New music alert!

PRS Foundation’s New Music Biennial 2017 will see 20 pieces of new music performed across two festival weekends: one in Hull (UK City of Culture 2017) and the other at London's Southbank Centre.

Ten of the 20 pieces have been written within the last 15 years, while ten are brand new commissions. The result is a snapshot of new music from a broad range of genres – from folk, jazz and world music to electronica and contemporary classical.

All 20 pieces will be broadcast on Radio 3 and will subsequently be available to stream afterwards via the Radio 3 website and to download from NMC Recordings.

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Here’s how to listen.

  • Throughout the week beginning 3 July, Afternoon on 3 features new music by Jason Singh and Anne Martin, Eliza Carthy, Emily Hall, Sam Lee and Jocelyn Pook, while Radio 3 in Concert will broadcast new music by Peter Edwards

  • Hear and Now on 15 July includes new music by Philip Venables and David Hoyle, Hannah Peel, Mark Simpson, Mica Levi, Simon Holt, Darkstar, and Brian Irvine and Jennifer Walshe

Recordings of all live performances will be posted on the Radio 3 website throughout July: keep checking our New Music Biennial page for updates.

Discover more about The New Music Biennial, the PRS for Music Foundation initiative that supports and provides a platform for talent pushing the boundaries of new music in the UK.