No Frontiers - Breaking Down Barriers Through Music

No Frontiers – Breaking Down Barriers Through Music

Welcome to No Frontiers Festival (25/3/17 – 01/04/17), Birmingham Conservatoire

Now more than ever, music needs to break down the barriers between us. No Frontiers is a festival imagining a world where there are no walls, where all are welcome, where art is inclusive.

No Frontiers is the fruit of passionate collaboration celebrating the diverse brilliance of our city and the Conservatoire and is now a landmark event in the UK’s contemporary music scene.

We are honoured to welcome the acclaimed composer Martijn Padding (Netherlands) as our guest for his year’s festival. Having studied under the great Louis Andriessen, Padding’s work is recognisable for its approach, taking influence from pop culture and historical classical principles in equal measure.


You will also hear the exciting young talents of the Conservatoire’s emerging composers presented alongside wider professional excellence. Joe Cutler, Ed Bennett, Seán Clancy and Michael Wolters appear alongside their students with performances from Thallein Ensemble and decibel.

As our iconic Brutalist headquarters in Paradise Place is demolished, we take this opportunity to spread our music across the city forming partnerships with venues and art spaces such as Centrala, Vivid Projects and 6/8 Kafé. Our new state-of-the-art Conservatoire is being built near Millennium Point and will open in September 2017.

No Frontiers invites you to hear the future of contemporary music, now.

Bring an open mind, and help us break down barriers.

The Frontiers Team

See the full Frontiers Festival events listings here.

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