Harmonic 2011 tickets now on sale
Tickets for this year's festival are now on sale via the MAC box office. With just over a month to go until the festival, make sure you get your tickets now.
Friday 30th September
Arve Henrikesen with Dreams Of Tall Buildings
8PM, £14 (£10 Concessions)
The highly gifted Norwegian trumpet player Arve Henriksen in a special collaboration with Birmingham based sound artists Dreams Of Tall Buildings.
“Like Stan Getz stabbing Miles Davis in a floatation tank!”
Collectives Triple Bill
>From 4.30pm, £12 (£9 Concessions)
Three great bands from three great collectives. >From London's Loop Collective is Splice with Robin Fincker, Alex Bonney, Pierre Alexanre-Tremblay and Dave Smith; >From Manchester's Efpi collective areThe 265 Quartet led by Anton Hunter on guitar; and from Birmingham's own Cobweb Collective are Noose led by Lluis Mather.
Jazz And The Media 2 Symposium
All day, £20 (£17 Concessions)
Harmonic has teamed up with Birmingham City University to deliver the second annual Jazz And The Media symposium. The focus for this year is on UK jazz collectives and their interaction with the media, particularly social media. The event will feature speakers from a variety of jazz related media agancies, as well as musicians and journalists.
Saturday 1st October
Plus special guests
9pm, £14 (£10 Concessions)
Anglo-Norwegian duo Iain Ballamy (saxophones) and Thomas Stronen (drums) have a long-standing partnership of making breathtaking music together. >From the first food record to the present day they have continued to explore the sonic possibilities of their own instruments as well as expanding the sound of the group with some notable guests.
“A magical hybrid of technology and improvisation” BBC Music
Mike Hurley's Tasting Notes
>From 12.30, £12 (£9 Concessions)
Mike Hurley presents the cream of the UK and Birmingham improvised music scenes playing sets throughout the day. Mike will be joined by, amongst others, Simon H. Fell - double bass, Shabaka Hutchings - clarinet, Tony Marsh - drums and Gail Brand - trombone.
Percy Pursglove's Enchanted Heart
6pm, £10 (£7 Concessions)
Festival Director Percy Pursglove's new duo project featuring friend and long term collaborator Hans Koller on piano.
Mike Fletcher Quartet
3.30pm, £10 (£7 Concessions)
Perhaps one of the best, and most underrated, saxophonists in the UK, Mike Fletcher will be a familiar face to those who’ve seen him grow on the Birmingham scene. The quartet featured here will be playing some of Mike’s compositions which reflect his more straightahead side.
A limited number of Day Tickets for Friday and Saturday priced at £40 (£30 Concessions). These will give you access to all of the ticketed events that day. Please contact the MAC Box Office on 0121 446 3232 for more information.
There will also be many free entry events through the festival in the MAC's public spaces including performances from Jonathan Silk Quartet, Elda, Greyish Quartet, Creative Composers Ensemble, Steve Tromans and more.