Browsing articles tagged with " electronics"
Oct
5

HRH Trio + Whiteman/Prince/Thorpe – 15 October 2018

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A collaboration with our good friends at NQ Jazz on Monday 15th October at The Whiskey Jar. Details below… HRH Trio Mark Hanslip – Saxophone Federico Reuben – Live Electronics Paul Hession – Drums Heavy improv from heavy improvisers. Listen […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Aug
31

Sound Quartet – 8 September 2016

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SQ (aka Sound Quartet) is imaginary soundscapes, electronic experimentalism, composed impro art of electrified sounds and images. SQ often tour as a duo with multi-instrumentalists Paul Pignon and Thomas Bjelkeborn. SQ is currently involved in music projects with Nadia Ratsimandrecy(FR) […]

Mar
3

Jorge Boehringer – 14 April 2016

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Jorge Boehringer is an composer, artist, musician, and researcher exploring large scale landscapes, microscopic layers of process and form and how they interact with perceptual experience. Utilizing a protean platform for experimentation and presentation, Boehringer creates performances, recordings, music, installations, […]

Oct
25

Some Some Unicorn – 12 November 2015

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Some Some Unicorn Some Some Unicorn is an experiment in communal music making led by Shaun Blezard. Working on the border of composition and improvisation the collective draws together artists from the fields of improv, electronics, jazz, poetry and popular […]

Apr
7

Sound Quartet – 14 May 2015

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SQ (Sound Quartet) explores music inaccessible to contemplative composition. Devoting many hours to develop skills which circumvent learning and amplify responses to the moment. Each piece is a sortie into uncertainty along paths never followed before, with assiduous unpremeditation and susceptibility of mind […]

Jun
15

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 […]

Jan
6

Sam Andreae – 10 January 2013

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“I’ve been working for some years now on live electronics, I mostly use analogue and homemade gear. Noise boxes, pick-ups, contact mics, etc… I’ve spent much time considering how to integrate the electronic components with my acoustic saxophone playing and […]

May
29

DJ Sniff – 22 June 2012

By Rodrigo  //  Performances  //  1 Comment

(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

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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 […]

Apr
11

Rodrigo Constanzo – 9 May 2012

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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 […]

Mar
7

Splice & A Greater Horror – 21 March 2012

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Splice’s raison d’être is to mesh together influences of contemporary jazz, free improv, loud and soft noise, punk grit, ambient music, and more… with seamless blends or blunt juxtapositions. Featuring Alex Bonney on trumpet and electronics, Robin Fincker on tenor […]

Dec
21

Jason Kahn – 8 February 2012

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Jason Kahn (electronics) Jason Kahn was born in New York in 1960 and grew up in Los Angeles. He moved to Europe in 1990, first living in Berlin until 1999 then moving to Switzerland. He is currently based in Zürich. Kahn […]

Dec
21

Jason Kahn – 9 February 2012

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Jason Kahn (electronics) Jason Kahn was born in New York in 1960 and grew up in Los Angeles. He moved to Europe in 1990, first living in Berlin until 1999 then moving to Switzerland. He is currently based in Zürich. Kahn […]

Oct
20

Diatribes – 3 November 2011

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Following their amazing gig last year, D’incise and Cyril return with an expanded line-up featuring some of the UK’s best improvisers… Cyril Bondi – drums/percussion D’incise – objects/laptop Dominic Lash – double bass Phil Durrant – laptop/sound manipulation Hannah Marshall […]

Aug
25

Martin Archer & Steve Chase – 14 September 2011

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Martin Archer – iPad, woodwind Steve Chase – guitar, miscellaneous instruments Martin and Steve have played together regularly over the last few years in the context of larger groups (Coastguard All Stars, Gated Community, Juxtavoices, Showroom Ensemble), but this will […]

Aug
9

Beck, Hunter, & Perez Trio – 10 August 2011

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Hervé Perez (electonics, sax), who uses many methods to forge vibrations and sculpt the harmonies that will rattle the nerves of academia, will be joining forces with UK Free Improvisation stalwart, Mick Beck (reeds & whistles), the critically acclaimed free […]

Aug
8

Acrid Lactations – 11 August 2011

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Acrid Lactations

Acrid Lactations is the duo of primitivist improvisers Susan Fitzpatrick and Stuart Arnot.  With no fixed instrumentation or approach, they use musical/non-musical, acoustic/electronic, live/pre-recorded sounds in a psychedelic stramash of noise, free-jazz, concrète, sound poetry and confusion, hanging onto the […]

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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