Distractfold. Photo: Dimitri Djuric

The young ensemble Distractfold from Manchester, specialise in performing instrumental, electro acoustic and mixed chamber music of the 21st century. In 2014 Distractfold became the first ever UK ensemble to be awarded the Kranichstein Prize for Interpretation at the 47th International Summer Course for New Music in Darmstadt. Currently they are busy curating and producing the 2017 Cut and Splice Festival, which is taking place in Manchester. Passionate about developing new ideas and creative potential among young composers, they have invited numerous composers to join them in Manchester for performances at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation. Alongside their work in Manchester, Distractfold perform regularly in festivals and concert series at home and abroad. 

Distractfold will perform the concert "Nordic forests" on September 29 at 7:00 and 9:15 PM.

The core group (acoustic or amplified):

Rocío Bolaños, clarinets

Daniel Brew, electric guitar

Linda Jankowska, violin

Alice Purton, cello

Emma Richards, viola

Mauricio Pauly, bass guitar, electronics

Sam Salem, sound diffusion, electronics


Website: http://www.distractfold.co.uk

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/distractfold