Edgelands is a special extended season of exciting new, experimental, highly alternative musical forms, here at Colchester Arts Centre.

Curated with passion and a desire to shine a light on the lesser visited sonic realms, we invite you to dive into an aural landscape that may be somewhat off the beaten track - but in our view all the more beguiling for it.

With an international array of artists ranging from as far as Indonesia, Hong Kong, Latvia, North America and the Faroe Islands, each night also features supporting acts from Colchester and the surrounding areas, covering a dizzying variety of genres from cut'n paste / plunderphonics to ambient, industrial noise and the downright unclassifiable.

Come and take a trek into the wilderness with us - it's going to be a hell of a trip...

 

Tuesday 9th July 2024
Waterflower + White Noise Winter
Latvian eco-futurism.
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Wednesday 24th July 2024
Lost Communications + Stuart Bowditch
A deep immersion into the light and darkness of nature.
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Thursday 29th August 2024
Control Voltage
A smorgasbord of eclectic local electronica-based acts.
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Sunday 1st September 2024
Neo Geodesia + Qubik
French / Thai electronica fusing pirated tapes and videos of Khmer pop, karaoke, monk chants and movies.
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Wednesday 4th September 2024
Clarice Jensen + Sunfish Starfish
Layered cello through shifting loops and a chain of electronic effects, exploring a series of rich, drone-based sound fields.
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Thursday 12th September 2024
Eddie Prévost / Tom Wheatley / Silvan Schmid Trio
A buoyant and elusive jazz, driven by referential investigation and an unorthodox approach to the warp and phase of rhythm.
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Thursday 12th December 2024
Goodiepal + Valhallans
Controversial Danish/Faroese musician/composer. Expect the unexpected. Local drone rock in support.
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Tuesday 14th January 2025
Jozef Van Wissem
Dutch minimalist composer and Lute player.
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Thursday 6th February 2025
Tujiko Noriko + Mia Zabelka
Japanese musician actor and director, with releases on Mego and Tomlab. With Austrian vocalist, violinist and sound artist in support.
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Thursday 20th February 2025
Oval + Masal + Frazer Merrick
Trailblazing ​glitch masterpieces​ (1990s), delicate, hyper-real, ​futuristic​ post-rock vignettes​ (after 2010) and now abstract club bangers​ with a delicious twist.
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Thursday 20th March 2025
Hainbach
Visceral, whimsical electronica using esoteric synthesizers, test equipment and magnetic tape.
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Sunday 20th April 2025
Ex-Easter Island Head
UK-based experimental musical collective composing and performing music for solid body electric guitar, percussion and other instruments.
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