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7 June 2017 8:00 am - 10 June 2017 5:00 pm

Music Department
Palace Green, Durham. DH1 3RL

The annual contemporary music marathon held in the Music Department DurhamKLANG17 is Durham’s only contemporary music festival, featuring professional musicians as well as student-led groups between the 7th and 9th of June. The festival opens with an Emsemble 7Bridges SoundLab concert (07/06; 19.00), continues with a lunchtime performance from the university’s New Art Music Ensemble (08/06; 13.00), and closes with another evening concert (09/06; 19.00). Additional social events also form part of the festival, and will be announced closer to the date.

KLANG is Durham’s own Contemporary Art Music Festival, run by staff and students at Durham University Music Department. Our aim is to present some of the world’s most exciting new music from composers and musicians based in the North-East and beyond.

All concerts in KLANG are free of charge and will take place in the Concert Room of the Music Department, on Palace Green.


Wednesday 7th June

19:00: E7B SoundLab Presents | Strong Currents

Dov Goldberg (clarinet), John Snijders (piano),

Emma Richards (viola).


A tour-de-force concert from three of the very best performers in the North-East, with works by Durham University staff and postgraduate students. The pieces combine to form an eclectic tapestry of expressions; from Dr. Eric Egan’s piece based on bomb craters in North Korea, to Jonathan Packham’s, performed in a tent.


Thursday 8th June

13:00: NAME Presents | A Dip in the Musical Tide

NAME (new. art. music. ensemble)


Durham University’s student contemporary music group and guest performers present a programme of brand new works, as well as a stimulating selection of canonical pieces from the last 50 years. All the performers for this concert have learned to skateboard.


Friday 9th June

19:00: John Snijders (piano) / Mark Carroll (electric cello)


Durham University’s Head of Performance gives a recital of works from some of the leading composers of our time, including the concert premiere of a new piece by Laurence Crane, which he recently recorded for CD.

Fresh from performances at Cafe Oto and Tusk Festival, Mark Carroll treats us to an invigorating improvisation set on the electric cello.


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7 June 2017 8:00 am
10 June 2017 5:00 pm
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Music Department
Palace Green, Durham. DH1 3RL


Eric Egan