Register NOW for the "Bringing New Music to New Audiences" conference in Leicester_ 21-23/9/2018

‘Bringing New Music to New Audiences’ is a three-day international conference which is intended to bring together community artists and other musicians, educators, animateurs, specialists within music and other cultural organisations, government policy representatives and representatives from cross-cultural projects who are involved with initiatives related to the conference title. Of course, project participants, non-academics and others are most welcome.

By ‘new music’ what is meant is original innovative works of music, including the sonic arts, which largely reside outside of the commercial sector. The goal is to share and debate different forms of good practice relating to how new music can be used as the means of engaging with new communities and ways through which new music can reach underrepresented communities.

The conference will focus on a selection of community arts and pedagogical initiatives related to participation and community-action. It will offer diverse workshops and performances and introduce conference participants to a wide range of programmes within this area. Subjects will include, but not be limited to:

  • Educational initiatives
  • Working with community organisations
  • The musical equivalent of public art
  • Interculturalism
  • Ways of effectively and robustly measuring/evaluating impact and research projects regarding the above.

Invited speakers will include Susanna Eastburn, currently Chief Executive of Sound and Music (UK).

For further information about the conference press here.

Conference fees:

  • All three days                             £60 / (£30*)
  • Friday or Saturday                      £25 / (£12.50*) each 
  • Half day Sunday                         £15/ (£7.50*)

(*students and those on a lower income)

Registration will close on 7 September 2018.

General queries should be sent to the conference coordinator, Leigh Landy:

The ‘Bringing New Music to New Audiences’ International Conference is organised by the Music, Technology & Innovation Research Centre at De Montfort University. The Conference is an initiative under the Interfaces Network, which is supported by Creative Europe



21 - 23 September 2018, Clephan Building, De Montfort University


organised by:
De Montfort University