GLE4M 2023

Creative Practice Research in Music presents:
GLE4M Festival – summer 2023: Sustainability, Resilience, Stability

GLE4M 2023 returns with two days of concerts and specially-curated listening spaces in and around the Queen Margaret Union, University of Glasgow.

The festival is a collaboration between the 4M netlabel and The Dear Green Bothy, which focusses on environmentally-conscious arts practices working at the intersection of technology and sustainability. Featuring a packed programme of experimental electronic music, audiovisual media, sound art and more by graduate and postgraduate students at UofG alongside amazing visiting artists.

Join us for two days of concerts, screenings and installations, exploring the ways in which creative practice can respond to and engage with ecological crises. The event will include work by visiting artists and researchers, as well as performances and presentations by staff and students working in these or related fields.

All events are free and unticketed, the venue is wheelchair accessible – all welcome!



Thursday 25th May:

12pm – Lunchtime concert and 4M release launch
Featuring: Darren Gallacher, Cat Hawthorn, Simon Whitehead, Fraser Rowan, Laura Tansley and Gareth John, sleeper self and Sophie Barcan.

2pm – The Dear Green Listening Space.
A specially-curated series of soundscape works from an open call on listening out for the impact of humanity on the environment, featuring Panayiotis Kokoras, Alistair MacDonald, Louise Mackenzie, Kasey Pocius, Pedro Rebelo, Markus Rumbino, Janek Schaefer, Meryl Van Noie, Nick Virgo, and Lidia Zielinska. Find the full programme here.

8pm – GLE4M at night
Featuring performances from Nichola Scrutton, Ingrid Plum, and Adriana Minu with friends Jer Reid, Fritz Welch, Ceylan Hay, Kevin Leomo, Iain Findlay-Walsh, Rita Pacheco, Paul Michael Henry and David Moré


Friday 26th May:

12pm – Lunchtime concert
Featuring: Steven David Myles, Jordan Henderson, Rhobet Blackburn, Ashleigh Fournier-Kelleher, and Stevie Jones.

2pm – The Dear Green Listening Space
A specially-curated series of soundscape works from an open call on listening out for the impact of humanity on the environment, featuring work by Sylvi MacCormac, Duncan Macleod, and the World Soundscape Project. Find the full programme here.

7pm doors / bar open, 8pm – VOLTZ
Curated by Laurie Pitt, VOLTZ is a laser show with a series of invited guest performers, including Measure Maniacs (Aimo Scampa and Ewa Justka), Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh, The Modern Institute, and Jack Wrigley

10pm – closing party, Sound Thought DJ sets and drinks.…/gle4m…/

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We’re back!

After a covid-related 2+ year hiatus, GLEAM is back, 8th to 10th June 2022 at the University of Glasgow. Stay tuned here for the full programme, ticket booking links and other useful info.