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Capsule For Discovery New Music Season
Laurie Tuffrey , October 23rd, 2013 10:24

Rhys Chatham, Charlemagne Palestine and Adrian Utley set for programme at the Library of Birmingham

This weekend's Bring To Light festival is part of the Library of Birmingham's Discovery Season, a four month-long programme of events that's been co-ordinated by Capsule, the excellent group of people behind the leftfield music festival Supersonic, to mark the new library's opening.

You can take a look at the full list of events over at their website, and we'd urge you to take note of a couple of the programme's musical highlights, taking place next month.

First up, on November 2, are minimalist composers Rhys Chatham and Charlemagne Palestine, who picked up their collaborative partnership, first founded when they met at NYU in the 60s, last year, and will be presenting their work for the first time at this UK exclusive performance. They'll be supported by Liverpool's excellent Ex-Easter Island Head ensemble, performing their compositions for mallet-struck guitar and percussion, and the Large Electric Ensemble, a guitar troupe bringing together members of local bands Kogumaza, Cantaloupe, Dusty Bible and more.

This will be followed on November 24 by the Adrian Utley Guitar Orchestra, which sees the Portishead man and a huge collective of guitarists performing Chatham and Palestine contemporary Terry Riley's In C. This will be the second performance Utley's done of the seminal piece, the first taking place at St. George's Hall in Bristol earlier in the year, which Invada Records will shortly be releasing as an album - have a listen to our full stream of it below:

Supporting them will be Birmingham experimentalists Pram, providing "an endearing and gently refusenik mix encircling early Rough Trade innovators The Raincoats, astro jazz, sci-fi soundtracks, creepy Victoriana, tropical analogue and tumbledown funk".

For full details and tickets, head to the Library of Birmingham's website.