2017 Programme

The theme for the Festival in 2017 will be ‘Architectures & Urban Landscapes‘.

Tickets are now available from Pontio Box Office (01248 382 828)

Main Concerts

18 February

Urban Landscapes
Juliet Fraser (soprano), Richard Craig (flute) & ElectroacousticCYMRU
Studio, Pontio – 1:00pm
£12/£10/£5 students and under 18


Patricia Alessandrini – Esquisse d’apres Artaud for flute, voice and live electronics
Gareth Olubunmi Hughes: new work (BMF commission and world premiere)
John Croft – Intermedio I for bass flute and live electronics
Patricia Alessandrini – Nani 1,2,3
Gerard Pape – Two Electro-acoustic Songs for flute, voice and tape (Welsh premiere)
Patricia Alessandrini – Spento è già in me l’ardore
New piece by pupils from Holyhead High School.

Bangor Session Orchestra
Various films exploring bridges with accompanying music performed by the Bangor University Session Orchestra Saxophone Quartet.
Cinema, Pontio – 2.30pm
£10/£8/£3 students and under 18

The Towers of Silence
Fidelio Trio
Theatr Bryn Terfel, Pontio – 7.30pm
£15/£12/£5 students and under 18

Gavin Higgins: Ruins of Detroit
Morgan Hayes: Völklinger Hütte
Rolf Hind: Towers of Silence

Sarah Lianne Lewis: of lines and traces (BMF commission and world premiere)
Roger Marsh: Crack (BMF commission and world premiere)
Iannis Xenakis: Mikka S
Winner of the William Mathias Composition Prize 2017
New piece by pupils from Talysarn, Bro Lleu and Brynaerau Schools.

19 February

Shades of Pierrot
Prichard Jones Hall Stage, Bangor University – 2:00pm
Tickets will be sold on the door.

Free Events

18 Chwefror / February

William Mathias Composition Prize Workshop **
led by Roger Marsh and the Fidelio Trio performing selected works from a call for score.
Theatr Bryn Terfel, Pontio

Minecraft * / Lego
An event that combines Lego and instrumental improvisation, aimed at all ages of the general public! There will also be a project that explores music and Minecraft.
(*suitable for children years 5 – 8)
Pontio’s public spaces

The Fusion Ensemble will provide live instrumental improvisation.
Caban, Pontio Grounds
with Ensemble Fusion Prifysgol Bangor

Fusion Welsh Cakes
Gorad Restaurant, Pontio.
Manon Llwyd & Band

Architectonics I
Level 2, Pontio
Bangor New Music Ensemble

Jonathan Roberts: new work (world premiere)
Erkki-Sven Tüür: Architectonics I
…and other pieces by composition students from Bangor University

Pre-concert Talk and Festival Reception**
Lecture Room 2, Pontio
Looking ahead to the evening concert with featured composers Roger Marsh and Sarah Lianne Lewis.

(** booking required)