This month we’ve asked our talented Guest Editor Robert Szymanek to share his top 4 event picks from the Sampler!

2nd October, 17

Tubular Bells for Two

As I’m often in Manchester these days, I’m hoping to catch this very intriguing and extraordinary performance at the RNCM. Hopefully the audience won’t also be catching any flying instruments! Love the Royal Northern!

3rd October, 17

Resonate – Borough New Music Series 2

As a South-of-the-River Resident, it’s great to see a series of music that’s right up my street, and: right up my street. This particular concert features one of my favourite of Ligeti’s Piano Etudes: ‘Vertige’. Plus, new music from Patrick Nunn makes this a definite goer.

12th – 15th October, 17

Field Studies – Listening After Pauline Oliveros

This programme of masterclasses, talks, screenings and performances at Leeds School of Fine Art looks absolutely fascinating. Attune your ears and develop your deep listening skills. Hats off to Pauline Oliveros.

15th October, 17

The River Speaks

Having had a dip into the world of ethnomusicology in my time, I’m excited by the insights this listening-based walk along the river and recording session will provide. Field recordists help us to hear in new ways and bring us a closer connection with our environment. The impact on our work as musicians is immense: do this!