Robert Worby presents the second instalment of recordings from last month's Cut & Splice, the two-day festival of experimental music and sound art, curated and performed this year by the new music ensemble Distractfold. The event took place at Hallé St Peter's and Hallé at St Michael's in Ancoats, Manchester.
Tonight we hear acoustic, mixed media and spatially diffused electroacoustic works by Murat Çolak, Lee Fraser, Sam Salem, Katherine Young, Ana Dall'ara Majek, Sabrina Schroeder, Elsa Justel, and a specially commissioned work from Hanna Hartman. Plus we catch up with the sound art programme that was running throughout the weekend at St Michael's, including Lee Patterson's The table upended, its contents strewn across the floor.
Murat Çolak: A song sung together - for violin, cello, tenor sax and flute (2015, UK premiere)
Lee Fraser: Reliq Ens - spatially diffused electroacoustic work (2017, world premiere, Cut & Splice Commission)
Sam Salem: The Great Inundation - for cello, 3 object operators, tape and video (2017, world premiere)
Katherine Young: bow breath crow - for amplified string trio and spatialized electronics (2017, world premiere)
Sabrina Schroeder: Bone games - for amplified ensemble, live-operated mechanics and electronics (2016)
Hanna Hartman: Dust Devil (2017, world premiere, Cut & Splice Commission)
Ana Dall'Ara Majek: Bacillus Chorus - spatially diffused electroacoustic work (2016)
Cut and Splice is a partnership between BBC Radio 3 and Sound and Music, the national charity for new music.