CCRMA presents Distractfold

Date and Time
Sunday February 12th, 2023
7:30 - 9:00pm
CCRMA Stage, The Knoll
About this event

Distractfold performs new works by Stanford graduate composers Celeste Betancur, Seán Ó Dálaigh, Lemon Guo, Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi, and Mike Mulshine.

UK-based ensemble Distractfold is a group of performers, composers, and curators all acting out of shared love, passion, and interest in the music and culture of our times. Coming from different continents and  backgrounds and having received a diverse education, together they create a nexus of ideas and influences which all contribute towards the ensemble’s unique voice and identity. 

They perform acoustic, mixed, and electroacoustic music of their peers and collaborate with established composers. Distractfold has been able to invite numerous composers to join them in Manchester for performances at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, such as Steven Kazuo Takasugi, Hanna Hartman, Weston Olencki, Marek Poliks, Sabrina Schroeder, and Lori Freedman, to name a few, and have given U.K. and world premieres of works from composers such as Pierluigi Billone, Santiago Díez-Fischer, Michelle Lou, and Andrew Greenwald.

Alongside their work in Manchester, Distractfold performs regularly in festivals and concert series at home and abroad. Last season saw appearances at Bludenzer Tage Zeitgemäßer Musik in Austria, presenting two concerts including the world premiere of an evening-length piece by Sam Salem commissioned by the festival; Musica In Prossimità in Pinerolo, Italy; Global Adapter in Berlin; and the New Music Manchester Festival in Manchester, U.K.

Distractfold has participated in reading sessions and workshops nationally and abroad. Some of these collaborative projects include workshops at Huddersfield University, Brunel University, Royal Northern College of Music, and Ithaca College. In 2017, they were an ensemble in residence at Stanford University. | This event will also be livestreamed.

Admission Information

  • Free admission
  • Livestreaming at CCRMA Live
  • Face coverings are strongly recommended. We encourage you to continue wearing masks for the comfort of our audience members, artists, and staff. For more information please visit CCRMA's COVID-19 Policies.
Event Sponsor
Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics
Department of Music