Sep
12
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Pollen Count – 24 September 2019

pollen count

The Noise Upstairs returns to the Lion for an 8th month (and counting) on Tuesday 24 September. This month we’re delighted to welcome newly-formed Pollen Count as our guest act. Before and after their set we’ll pull names from the […]

Sep
4
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John Jasnoch + Martin Archer – 12 September 2019

John Jasnoch – multiple plucked string instrument specialist, switched from general popular music to improvised music/free jazz in 1979, continues to perform and record with various regular and ad hoc ensembles. Martin Archer is a composer / improviser who is […]

Aug
15
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Gloomy Planets – 27 August 2019

Hello all. Our next Todmorden event will be one day after the bank holiday and three days before Tor Fest 2019. Heather is in flower on the hills, and life is good in Tod.   This month we have not […]

Aug
1
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Bill Thompson – 8 August 2019

This month’s special guest Bill Thompson is a sound artist and composer. He performs as a soloist and with a number of groups including zerospace with Lucia H Chung and Ian Stonehouse, a duo with Phil Durrant, Airfield with choreographer Ian Spink, […]

Jul
24
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Hedge Fund Managers – 30 July 2019

This month we’re delighted to welcome Hedge Fund Managers to The Noise Upstairs Todmorden: Room frequency jamming and detune protocols narrowcast with scramble emergency code relay evocation. Corrupted crosstalk chaos pacification. Ritual derangement within self-aware pathways and unsigned posts, establishment […]

Jun
17
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Ripsaw Catfish – 25 June 2019

This month’s guests are Ripsaw Catfish, stopping in on their short tour of the North (and London). Ripsaw Catfish are: Cath Roberts (baritone saxophone) and Anton Hunter (guitar), they have been making improvised music together for several years, and there is […]

Jun
10
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Emil Karlsen – 13 June 2019

Emil Karlsen’s acoustic solo project is based around making the most out of the drum set in terms of extended techniques, timbre and textures, improvised. Inspired by his Norwegian background, this project is a portrait of many years thinking compositionally […]

May
28
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The Magic City – 28 May 2019

Magic City

The Noise Upstairs Todmorden will feature a collective from my favourite record, coffee, book and vintage clothing shop this side of the Mississippi – The Magic City. True to the spirit of night, they’re not totally sure about who’ll be […]

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 […]

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.