Festivals and Symposia

Akut Jazz Festival
German new jazz festival since 1987.

Bang on a Can
New York's legendary Bang on a Can Festival was founded by composers Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe in 1987. Dedicated to the work of composers across the entire aesthetic spectrum, Bang on a Can makes a home for musical inventors, misfits and pioneers.

Big Sur Experimental Music Festival
Annual event bringing together diverse line-up of adventurous modern musics.

Bonk Festival of New Music
Tampa Bay, Florida festival that presents performances of cutting-edge works by emerging composers from around the world in acoustic and computer/electronic media.

Denmark's Intuitive Music Conference
An annual meeting for improvisors, composers and other intuitive artists, since 1995. Organized by Carl Bergstrøm-Nielsen.

High Zero
Baltimore's festival of experimental improvised music.

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
Annual festival of experimental composed musics.

Audiovisual art festival in the Netherlands.

Improvising Across Borders
Improvised music symposium.

Jazz Saalfelden
International jazz festival, Austria

Kerava Jazz Festival
International jazz festival, Finland

Most Significant Bytes
Annual concert series presented at northeast Ohio Colleges and as a concert gallery on the Internet.

New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME)
Conference for researchers and musicians to share their knowledge and late-breaking work on new musical interface design.

The NorCal Noise Fest
A weekend-long gathering of experimental/noise type performers and enthusiasts in Sacramento, California.

Pol Music
Festival Neue Musik

San Francisco Electronic Music Festival
Designed to raise the local, national and international profile of the Bay Area as an important center for new electronic music and sound art.

Santa Fe International Festival of Electro-Acoustic Music
Hosted by The College of Santa Fe Contemporary Music Program.

The Seattle Improvised Music Festival
Founded in 1985, this festival is dedicated to free improvisation.

Sonic Circuits
Showcases the latest artistic uses of technology from a variety of fields.

Sound Symposium
International Festival of New Music & the Arts in Newfoundland, Canada.

Soundtime RI
Celebration of contemporary improvisational music.

Spring Reverb
A festival of original music, dance, and visual art presented by the Trummerflora Collective.

Tampere Jazz Happening
Modern jazz festival.

Boston based production and recording of experimental and improvised music and presenter of the Autumn Uprising Festival.

Oslo Contemporary Music Festival

Uncool Jazz Festival
International festival of new and improvised music, Switzerland

Vossa Jazz
Festival for jazz and other improvised musics.