Mar
22
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David Birchall/Rogier Smal Duo – 8 May 2014

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David Birchall/Rogier Smal Duo Manchester/Amsterdam free guitar/drums duo. Tape out to coincide with first UK tour. David Birchall is a guitar player living in Manchester. He has made sounds solo, with Chastity Potatoe, Desmadrados Soldados de Ventura, Levenshulme Bicycle Orchestra, Kalbakken, […]

Feb
24
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strikethrough me & you

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strikethrough me & you is a duo between Rodrigo Constanzo and Sam Andreae which explores improvisation through battle and game pieces. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqfksFWRlqk https://vimeo.com/82950622 http://www.rodrigoconstanzo.com http://www.samandreae.com Click here to download the performances Who strikethrough me & you When Thursday, March 13, […]

Dec
3
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Richard Knight – 12 December 2013

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Knight’s interests include feedback, modeling organic processess with digital systems, machine learning for composition, data driven art, automated analysis and composition, and making phat beats. Many of his aspirations are based on a controversial foundation, with focus on a hypothetical […]

Nov
25
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Richard Craig – 10 April 2014

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Born in Glasgow, Richard studied flute at the RSAMD with Richard Blake and Sheena Gordon, continuing his studies with the assistance of a Dewar Award, with Mario Caroli at the Conservatoire National de Strasbourg. Formative experiences include working with composers […]

Nov
1
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Linda Jankowska – 14 November 2013

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I believe in experience. In the immaterial impact of experience, because it’s the only thing that lasts. I am an active performer in the field of contemporary classical music. In that context I perform as a member of the Distractfold […]

Sep
7
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Wolfscarers Quartet – 12th Sept 2013

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  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, […]

Aug
3
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Martin Archer – 21 August 2013

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Pleased to welcome back a solo set from a staple of the Sheffield improvisation scene. Martin Archer is a one-man music industry. Saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, band-leader and label owner—Archer has made a virtue of doing things differently. From early […]

Aug
3
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Nicolas Dobson & Anton Hunter – 8 August 2013

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Nicolas Dobson is a drummer / violinist from Skipton who grew up in the punk / DIY / noise scenes of Leeds and Manchester while simultaneously getting a classical education at the RNCM. Since 2005 he has been mainly playing […]

Jul
8
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John Jasnoch & Charlie Collins – 17 July 2013

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    Ahead of their upcoming release on the Spanish Makrame Records label, we present two of Sheffield’s finest improvisers, . Regular name-in-the-hat jam session precedes and follows their duo set. John Jasnoch Began life in 1953 in Sheerness on […]

Jul
8
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Strotter Inst. – 11 July 2013

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Strotter Inst. from Switzerland creates music through the use of old, modified, Lenco-turntables which he modifies and manipulates in countless ways. Rubber bands are affixed to the rotating turntable and plucked by the stylus, records have tape affixed in patterns […]

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.

Recordings

You can click HERE to see all the posts that include recordings. You can select the date you'd like a recording from and click the 'download' link available from within the post. We regularly record performances from our featured artists as well as the evening's "jams". Enjoy.