AFRODEUTSCHE, ‘Britain’s most adventurous orchestra’ and Robert Ames join forces for the premiere of a bold new work representing the cutting edge of Manchester’s cultural and musical language. AFRODEUTSCHE, otherwise known as Henrietta Smith-Rolla, is a British-born Ghanaian/Russian/German artist, composer, producer and DJ based in Manchester. She recently announced The People’s Party, a major new Friday night show on 6Music. Manchester Camerata celebrate their 50th anniversary this year, having continued to push boundaries and challenge traditions throughout their history. Performing online orchestral raves to over a million people, touring internationally with the world’s greatest classical musicians and running a ground-breaking community focused social impact programme from their home, The Monastery in Gorton, is just a fraction of their output. Following performances in Coventry and London as part of the New Music Biennial, the work will tour nationally as part of Unquiet in late 2022.
In 2022 New Music Biennial celebrates its 10-year anniversary, and NMC are thrilled to continue as digital partner for PRS Foundations' landmark new music series.
New Music Biennial 2022 comprises 20 pieces of music: ten brand new works and ten pre-existing works from across the festival’s 10-year history. Download the ten pre-existing works from NMC’s online shop for only £5 here
Listen back to 10 years of New Music Biennial with our five genre-themed curated playlists. From jazz, to folk, to electronic music, they demonstrate the breadth and diversity of music showcased at the festival over the years: listen here