Jun
29
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errk! – 10 July 2014

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errk! are Richard Knight on mixer and samples, Rob McWhirter on guitar and Keith Jafrate on saxophone. They wander into and mostly away from structures to make dramatic abstractions that sometimes achieve significant velocities, sometimes wide open spaces. Preceding and […]

Jun
15
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KUBOV – 14 August 2014

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KnowUsByOurVelocity (KUBOV) is a duo of violin and electronics. Incorporating minimalist textures and lush sustains as well as harrowing dissonance and distortion, their music ranges from the esoterically tingly to downright disturbing. Their eclectic sonorities are a result of the hybridisation of […]

Apr
29
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exFlibbeth – 12 June 2014

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exFlibbeth exFlibbeth is a free improvisation quartet, the two halves of which combine the influences of the London free improv scene (Benedict Taylor and Tom Jackson), and the scene in Berlin (Manuel Miethe and Abigail Sanders). To divide them another […]

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 – 13 March 2014

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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 […]

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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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.