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electro//acoustic day

A special day of concerts and sound/video installations to celebrate the world of electro-acoustic music and invite audiences to discover new ways of listening.

  • 14th March 2024 - 14th March 2024
  • 12:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In this celebration of electro-acoustic music, four concerts staged throughout the day will bring classical repertoire into dialogue with cutting-edge electronic compositions, inviting audiences to discover new musics, and new ways of listening. The event will also feature a sound-visual installation created through a collaboration between composition and visual art students from the Faculty of Music and the Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts (CSVPA).

This free event is taking place as part of the Cambridge Festival.

Programme of events:

concert 1  |  voices

1 – 2 pm

Performed by Vanessa Paloma Elbaz (Voice), the Choir of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, and the Choir of Girton College, Cambridge. Programme to include music by Jonathan Harvey, Errollyn Wallen, William Byrd, and Anton Bruckner.

concert 2  |  horizons

2:30 – 3:30 pm

Performed by INTERSECTIONS: SOUND/IMAGE Research Centre, University of Greenwich, directed by Andrew Knight-Hill. Programme to include music by Emma Margetson, Brona Martin, and Amit Patel.

in dialogue with George Benjamin

4:00 – 4:45pm

concert 3  |  homages

5 – 6pm

Performed by pianist Erik Bertsch and featuring music by George Benjamin, Purcell, Ravel, Rameau, J.S. Bach, as well as electro-acoustic music by Hans Tutschku and Richard Causton.

concert 4  |  chambers

7:30 – 8:30pm

Performed by some of Cambridge University’s finest chamber musicians, led by Professor Margaret Faultless, and featuring music by Britten, Couperin, Telemann, Bach, Purcell, and Stephane Crayton,  alongside electroacoustic music by Annie Maharani.

on common ground  |  breathing   

sound-visual installation

West Road Concert Hall Foyer – opening at 12:30

Works created by students from the Faculty of Music at the University of Cambridge, and the Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts.



Did you know?

One of Cambridge’s most beloved community events is the Mill Road Winter Fair, which takes place annually on the first Saturday in December. Offering stalls, entertainment and a parade, it’s been running since 2005 and attracts around 15,000 people a year.