Distractfold is a young and exciting ensemble that are establishing themselves as a strong, fresh, and daring voice in the UK music community. The group specializes in instrumental, acousmatic, and hybrid music of the 21st century, written by composers of this new generation.
Distractfold holds a quarterly residence at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester, where they produce richly diverse programmes of new music from around the world. Through these concerts, Distractfold have been able to invite numerous composers to work with them, such as Steven Kazuo Takasugi, Hanna Hartman and Marek Poliks to name a few and have given UK and world premieres of works from composers such as Pierluigi Billone, Santiago Diez-Fischer and Michelle Lou. Distractfold and the IABF have also hosted guest performances from artists such as the Mivos Quartet, the Noise Upstairs, Wet Ink Ensemble and Lê Quan Ninh.