Bastard Assignments is a London-based collective of composer-performers. We curate gigs that bring the best of experimental music and performance to London, as well as showing our work across the UK and Europe.
Our own shows have featured British and international artists including Alwynne Pritchard, Neil Luck, Sharon Gal, Neo Hülcker and Andy Ingamells, while we have performed at LCMF, in Copenhagen and Århus with AUT, Frontiers Festival in Birmingham, Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival, London Topophobia, Brighton Fringe, and Nonclassical’s clubnight. Our performance at Southbank Centre in September 2016 was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3’s Hear and Now programme.
In 2017/18, we are delighted to be participants on Snape Maltings’ Open Space residency programme, and are supported by PRS for Music Foundation.
Our previous events and seasons have received funding from the Sound and Music Composer Curator scheme (S/M/L, 2014), British Council (Artists’ International Development Grant for performances in Berlin and Munich, 2016) and Arts Council England (shows in Peckham, Fresh and Clean series, 2015, and our NEW TEETH series, 2016-17) as well as PRS for Music Foundation support in 2016/17.
Formed at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2011, Bastard Assignments has been through several changes of personnel, but since 2015 has been established as a quartet. Bastard Assignments are: