Read on for details of local organisations / contacts on the experimental scene. If you know of any other organisations please feel free to contact us.
To get involved in discussion with other local experimental musicians, enthusiasts or students or to ask questions about the genre use our forums - links are to the right of this page.
Music Lover’s Field Companion
The Sage Gateshead’s annual experimental music festival which takes place in May. "A 3-day survey of all manner of disparate musical activity, which at its core shares a basic artistic kinship; one of exploration and discovery."
The UK’s largest international festival of electronic arts. It includes music, visual art, design & games. And it’s a Northeast thing!
Showcase evenings held at Newcastle University King’s Hall – aims at experimental
electronic music and improvisation.
Label/promoters/movers & shakers making sure some great alternative musicians make it up to us. Featured artists on label include: Volcano the Bear / Sir Richard Bishop
Canopy New Music
"a not-for-profit, eco-friendly organisation supporting New/Experimental music-making and learning in the North of England. We believe that nuturing creative practitioners at an individual level is essential for maintaining high-quality regional output."
Local practitioner who is up to all sorts
Record shop and Label promoting local experimental artists. Be quick - they’re closing down soon!
Featured artists include Volcano the Bear / Astral Social Club / Neil Campbell / Sticky Foster / Prurient / Jazzfinger / Tight Meat Duo
Star & Shadow Cinema
Venue for all things alternative.
Tripswitches / CoLab
A experimental music/film night usually hosted at the Cumberland Arms.
Fledgling laptronica night presented once a month in the Telegraph.
Promotes gigs and alternative music nights in Durham, Newcastle, and the surrounding area. Has well-used discussion forum. A bit more on the indie side of alternative
Part of an evolving network of artists, researchers and scientists encouraging cross-disciplinary collaboration. Based at Newcastle University. Includes a state-of-the-art, well-equipped building!