May
4
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Hunter/Bass/Vulliamy /Hunter – 9 May 2019

Aby Vulliamy (viola) Anton Hunter (acoustic guitar and mandolin) Gemma Bass (violin) Johnny Hunter (drums) Brought together by Johnny, these are some of our finest musicians in the North. All from varying backgrounds, including Classical, Folk, Jazz, and Rock, they […]

Apr
23
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Ecka Mordecai and Kate Armitage – 30 April 2019

This month’s guests are Ecka Mordecai and Kate Armitage. Both of whom have played for us in Manchester separately, so we’re excited to hear them together in Tod! Ecka Mordecai is sound artist and composer currently based in Todmorden. She […]

Apr
4
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Wheeze Furnace – 11 April 2019

Wheeze Furnace is Geoff Bright on bass sax, soprano sax and mouth and Nathan Bettany on oboe and cor anglais. A cross-Pennine airing of this Sheffield duo’s dirty laundry! Expect a soiled sonic shirt tail of involuntary revelations, asthmatic explosions and […]

Mar
8
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Sophie Cooper – 26 March 2019

Sophie Cooper is a West Yorkshire based trombone, guitar player and vocalist. Sophie makes music that explores notions of narrative within unlikely settings through various solo and collaborative song writing projects. In addition to performing and composition, Sophie is heavily […]

Mar
8
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ELDA – 14 March 2019

ELDA is a longstanding duo collaboration between piano/keyboard player Andrew Woodhead and trumpeter Aaron Diaz (The Destroyers, Sid Peacock), mixing acoustic sounds with live electronics and soundscapes. For their latest project they are collaborating with Norwegian vocalist Kari Eskild Havenstrøm(Trondheim Voices, Kristoffer Lo), with whom Andrew […]

Feb
5
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Sam McLoughlin and David Chatton Barker – 26 February 2019

Sam McLoughlin and David Chatton Barker are good friends and creative collaborators whose wide-ranging work encompasses folklore, instrument design, visual arts, noise, harmony, intuition, arcana, field recordings, tinctures, icy swims, moors and mills. Except when it doesn’t. http://www.folkloretapes.co.uk http://www.samandtheplants.co.uk What […]

Feb
5
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Michael Perrett Rob Thorpe Duo – 14 February 2019

Michael Perrett is, amongst other things, a musician based in Manchester. He studied clarinet and composition at the RNCM. As a composer, he has written for EXAUDI and The House of Bedlam and his music has been performed internationally and […]

Jan
6
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Wolf Scarers – 10th Jan 2019

  Wolf Scarers, formed in 2010 by Simon Prince and Keith Jafrate, are a sax duo who play improvisations that swerve from gentle meditations that almost become chamber music across to full-blown shout-ups in the true tenor sax tradition, via, […]

Nov
5
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Rider//Taylor – 13 December 2018

Rider//Taylor are one of the most exciting new duos to emerge from the fertile Leeds experimental scene. Mixing fiery improvisations, delicate soundscapes and haunting melodies-the pair share a musical connection bordering on telepathy. As always, the night begins and ends […]

Nov
2
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some things – 8 November 2018

some things are the ‘arresting trumpet duo’ of Chris Dowding and Ben Higham, from Norwich. They use original and other material as a basis for improvisation. This results in interlocking solos, tight unison patterns and free improvisations.   They have […]

About The Noise Upstairs

The Noise Upstairs is an improv collective which runs a free-improv night in Manchester. The basic premise is that anyone can turn up and join in by putting their name in the hat. Names are pulled out, ensembles formed, and hearts broken.

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