Browsing articles tagged with " drums"
Oct
5

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

By Rodrigo  //  Performances  //  1 Comment

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, […]

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 […]

May
18

Space Food – 9 June 2016

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  Noise Upstairs Is Nine Years Old! Come celebrate with Space Food! Space Food is a new group in which three fine Manchester improvisers take on the format of the traditional organ trio; Adam Fairhall on organ, Johnny Hunter on […]

Feb
23

Inclusion Principle / Joseph Kudirka – 9 April 2015

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Martin Archer – electronic keyboards, laptop, saxophones, clarinets, recorders Hervé Perez – laptop, saxophones Peter Fairclough – drums and percussion IP was formed in 2006, released it’s first eponymous CD that year, and follows up with a second release ‘The […]

Feb
11

Beck Hunters – 12 February 2015

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Mick Beck (reeds and whistles) Anton Hunter (guitar, fx) Johnny Hunter (drums) Stopping off in Manchester on their UK tour to promote the debut album, The Hunt Is On (Discus 2014). – http://discus-music.co.uk/dis46cd.htm “Agressive when it needs to be, but comfortable […]

Nov
19

bird rat centipede 11 December 2014

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bird rat centipede is a collection of performer/composers who share a view for honest and democratic music making bird rat centipede is: Sam Andreae Rodrigo Constanzo Angela Guyton Linda Jankowska Braxton Sherouse http://www.birdratcentipede.com Who bird rat centipede 11 December 2014 […]

Mar
22

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

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, […]

Aug
3

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 […]

Apr
1

Phil Marks & Rodrigo Constanzo – 9 May 2013

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Phillip Marks was involved in performance and organisation of innovative musical events in Manchester for many years until moving to Halifax in 2011. He plays with electro-acoustic band Bark! and has collaborated for many years with pianist Stephen Grew and […]

Feb
22

Andrew Cheetham & David Birchall – 14 March 2013

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“Drums & guitar riffing improv” The Wire “Andrew Cheetham and David Birchall create a psychedelic maelstrom of sound that threatens to atomise your walls” Mojo “The duo has a great artistic empathy going on between them that gives birth to […]

Feb
22

Andrew Cheetham & David Birchall – 13 March 2013

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“Drums & guitar riffing improv” The Wire “Andrew Cheetham and David Birchall create a psychedelic maelstrom of sound that threatens to atomise your walls” Mojo “The duo has a great artistic empathy going on between them that gives birth to […]

Feb
4

BAH – 14 February 2013

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“BAH!” Noise Upstairs regulars Seth Bennett (b), Sam Andreae (ts) and Johnny Hunter (d) performing acoustic, free improvisation. What could be more exciting! Who BAH – 14 February 2013 When Thursday, February 14, 2013 8:00pm – All Ages Where Fuel […]

May
29

DJ Sniff – 22 June 2012

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(photo by Tanya Traboulsi) Takuro Mizuta Lippit (aka dj sniff) is a musician, curator and producer in the field of experimental electronic arts and improvised music. His musical work builds upon a distinct practice that combines DJing, instrument design and free […]

Apr
11

Rodrigo Constanzo – 10 May 2012

By Rodrigo  //  Performances  //  2 Comments

Rodrigo Constanzo will be performing a live set of improvised music using his ‘drums’ setup which includes very little drums at all. A three piece, nearly child’s sized kit, is modified, and augmented by home made electronic instruments including a three […]

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