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Mar
8

Sophie Cooper – 26 March 2019

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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

ELDA – 14 March 2019

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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

Sam McLoughlin and David Chatton Barker – 26 February 2019

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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

Michael Perrett Rob Thorpe Duo – 14 February 2019

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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 […]

Nov
5

Rider//Taylor – 13 December 2018

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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 […]

Sep
23

Drift Ensemble – 11 October 2018

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Comprising composer-improvisers, percussion, violin, recorder, soprano and electronics, DriftEnsemble specializes in presenting experimental contemporary music. Our collective integrates each individual’s making, demonstrating the multidisciplinary practices – composition and interpretation, improvisation, live-electronic MAX/MSP coding, musicological thinking – we engage. Media link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr187RYKYOOVSbDD7Q5WJfw […]

May
18

SHOAL – 14 June, 2018

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SHOAL are a Manchester based collective interested in exploring movement, light, technology and improvisation. We have collaborated with composers like Eyvind Gulbrandsen, Michael Brailey and Michael Baldwin and have recently began our own research into different improvisation methods. Our improvisation […]

May
2

The Chorlton Radiophonic Workshop – 10 May 2018

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This month’s special guests are The Chorlton Radiophonic Workshop. Regulars Alexx (Saxophone) and Jim (Synthesiser) O’Shea are joined by Andrew Rothwell (drums).Alexx and Jim have organised numerous experimental music events and installations for FutureSonic/FutureEverything, Manchester Science Week and Chorlton Arts […]

Feb
7

Davis/Rogan Duo – 8 February 2018

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Davis/Rogan are a Manchester based experimental duo who mainly do improvisations using an assortment of different gear. Their most recent project involved plugging different synths into guitar pedals and Ableton. Who Davis/Rogan Duo – 8 February 2018 When Thursday, February […]

Oct
5

Kate Armitage+Gary Fisher / Ctrl Freq – 12 October 2017

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Kate Armitage and Gary Fisher will bring together their unique individual styles of improvisation for a collaborative performance involving found objects, percussion and other curious noises. There will be discord, humour and possibly, moments of harmony. Kate’s debut solo album […]

Aug
5

The New Art Quintet – 10 August 2017

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The New Art Quintet play Free-form improvisations, inspired by the music of Albert Ayler, Cecil Taylor, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Sun Ra, John Coltrane… Andy French – Tenor Saxophone Joel Stedman – Bass Clarinet, Flutes Ozzy Moysey – Double […]

Jun
21

Ghost Mind – 13 July 2017

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Ghost Mind consists of Jon Andriessen on guitar, kalimba and effects, Pete Robson’s horns and Stuart Wilding on percussion. All this combined with a background of found sounds gathered from around the planet. Essentially, Ghost Mind is a four-person trio, […]

May
21

10 Year Anniversary / Luigi Marino – 8 June 2017

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Next month we have OUR TENTH BIRTHDAY YEAH!! We’re preparing some special presents for those of you who turn up on Thursday 8th June (note: it is election day, and if you’ve voted Tory I won’t let you in). We’ll […]

May
14

David Birchall / Simon Prince – 11 May 2017

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This month’s special guest set comes from a brand new duo of familiar faces; Simon Prince and David Birchall. You’ll know Simon from his many appearances with Wolfscarers, and other groups. He’s a fiery tenor sax player who’s equally as […]

Feb
19

Richard Scott’s Lightning Ensemble – 9 March 2017

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The Lighting Ensemble is Richard Scott’s UK-based hyper-interactive free improvising group with longtime collaborators and brilliant improvisers, Phillip Marks, drums and David Birchall, guitar, with Scott playing analogue modular synthesizer. Intricate, intimate, dynamic, molecular and often explosive music. Richard Scott […]

Jan
30

Lee Allatson – 9 February 2017

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Lee Allatson is a drum set player from Leicestershire, UK, specialising in free improvisation. His early percussive years included classical tuition and a keen interest in 1970’s film soundtracks – all fused within the cultural melting pot of Caribbean, Asian […]

Jan
12

NUStival – 28 January 2017

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NUStival – a mini-festival of improvised music. Featuring selected groupings of: Mick Beck Cath Roberts Otto Willberg Ecka Mordecai Odie ji Ghast Rob Thorpe Geoff Bright Rodrigo Constanzo Anton Hunter and… A performance of John Zorn’s Cobra by the Noise […]

Jan
10

Hunter/Willberg/Ward – 12 January 2017

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Acoustic post-post-truth improv trio featuring Manchester legend Johnny Hunter on drums, young experimentalist Otto Willberg on double bass and triple-doubler Tom Ward on reeds and winds. Inspired by the avant-garde, improvisation, jazz, rock, noise and more, the trio’s members have […]

Dec
1

Deemer – 8 December 2016

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Deemer is a continuing conversation that is always inquisitive, searching and fresh. We are constantly shedding old skin, evolving and innovating. The brain-child of Merijn Royaards and Dee Byrne, Deemer started life in 2006 as a weekly improvisation/electronics session in […]

Oct
21

Instant Places – 10 November 2016

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In their Instant Places projects Kavanaugh and Birse use hardware/software systems of their own design to present generative installations and performances.They began making performances and installations as a team in 1997, and from 1997 to 2002 traveled throughout Canada and […]

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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