Jan
21
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Lisa Lavery – 28 January 2020

For the first Todmorden session of 2020 we’re delighted to welcome Lisa Lavery. She’ll be performing an improvisational piece of hers which was initially a sound collage commissioned by the Calderdale branch of Yorkshire Sound Women Network. Inspired by and […]

Jan
1
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Sound of Leam – 9 January 2020

  SOUND OF LEAM is HARRY DAWES ( trombone, theremin, electronics,) and SIMON PRINCE ( saxophone, flute.) Harry & Simon have made music together in theatre & dance, in processional & celebratory music, in Soca & improvised music bands, in […]

Dec
10
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Sonic Potlatch 19 – 24 December 2019

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the pub, A creature was playing electric golf club. Or something like that (I’ve got things to do!) The long and short of it is that The Noise Upstairs Todmorden is having […]

Nov
17
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Pollen Count – 12 December 2019

pollen count

Pollen Count is a new trio of Lou on vocals & loops, Richard Knight on no-input mixer and Keith Jafrate on saxophone, three very different musical personalities each with their own approach, and all active in the Calder Valley’s vibrant […]

Nov
15
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Otis Jordan – 26 November 2019

Otis Jordan plays guitar

This month in Todmorden we’re delighted to welcome Otis Jordan into the fold. Otis is an experimental guitarist who works with field recordings and constructed instruments to forge a sonic vision that is eerie, jauntily melodic and entirely his own. […]

Nov
7
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Hervé Perez – 14 November 2019

Artist, composer and improvising musician, Hervé plays saxophones, shakuhachi and laptop in various groups and produces music between jazz, contemporary and electroacoustic music. He has released three albums with Inclusion Principle (Discus label), as well as recordings in collaboration with […]

Oct
17
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Simon Prince and Johnny Hunter – 29 October 2019

two musicians

Hello all! This month’s Todmorden guest set comes from a brand new duo of Simon Prince and Johnny Hunter. Both are fabulous musicians and frequent visitors to the Manchester Noise Upstairs events. You may know Simon from his many appearances […]

Oct
6
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Hanslip / Karlsen – 10th Oct 2019

Hanslip / Karlsen is a new collaboration between the established British saxophonist Mark Hanslip and the young Norwegian drummer Emil Karlsen. The sax / drum format provides an open space for exploration of various soundscapes, ranging from abstract textures to […]

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 […]

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.