Browsing articles tagged with " guitar"
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 […]

Oct
1

Barrington Brook – 13 October 2016

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Barrington Brook and Gabriel Williams are a duo whose music occupies the boundaries between free improvisation, post-rock, folk and 20th century classical music. They met at university and started playing together after discovering a mutual appreciation of Derek Bailey, but […]

Jul
27

Shelly Knotts & Anton Hunter – 11 August 2016

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Monthly improvisation jam session with special guest set this month from Shelly Knotts (laptop) and Anton Hunter (guitar). Shelly Knotts produces live-coded and network music performances and projects which explore aspects of code, data and collaboration. Her experimental and collaborative […]

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
7

Coates/Hanslip/Hunter/Simpson – 11 February 2016

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This month’s special guest act is a brand new quartet, bringing together familar Noise Upstairs faces with those from slightly further afield. Bruce Coates & Mark Hanslip – saxophones Anton Hunter & Ian Simpson – guitars Bruce is a saxophonist […]

Dec
16

Space Food – 14 January 2016

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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 drums and Dave Birchall on guitar. The organ trio is still a […]

Nov
30

Rachel Margetts / Greta Buituke – 10 December 2015

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Rachel Margetts and Greta Buitkute are “Body Marx”. Body Marx explores the absurd tensions of  music making. Loosely structured songs and structured improvisation form the basis of experimentation with video and performance. Body Marx’s works often tackle forgotten or hidden contexts, in the […]

Sep
30

Wire Assembly – 8 October 2015

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The guitar trio Wire Assembly have been resurrected/disinterred after 20 years of hibernation. John Jasnoch and Neil Carver have coerced Ian Simpson into being the Third Man. Covering an enormous range of sound from a blue tit pecking at an […]

Mar
4

David Birchall/Odie Ji Ghast/THF Drenching – 12 March 2015

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David Birchall/Odie Ji Ghast/THF Drenching Three of Manchester’s finest. Anti-guitar, anguished screams and punctured dictaphones wishing they were Jazz. For this performance ONE night only the trio features pataphysical broadcast content from Odie Ji Ghast accompanied by Drenching Birchall. Debut […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Mar
3

Tout Croche – 11 April 2013

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Tout Croche is Stephen Harvey & Dominic Thibault A haven of post-genre sonic experimentation Music making that marvels at noise From beautiful ambience to digital distortion www.toutcroche.com The Howl Won’t Be Silent  Improvised set Utilizing only the simplest of apparatus: […]

Mar
3

Tout Croche – 10 April 2013

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Tout Croche is Stephen Harvey & Dominic Thibault A haven of post-genre sonic experimentation Music making that marvels at noise From beautiful ambience to digital distortion www.toutcroche.com The Howl Won’t Be Silent  Improvised set Utilizing only the simplest of apparatus: […]

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 […]

Nov
1

Wire Assembly – 8 November 2012

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WIRE ASSEMBLY Neil Carver/Ian Simpson/John Jasnoch: electric guitars The guitar trio Wire Assembly have been resurrected/disinterred after 20 years of hibernation. John Jasnoch and Neil Carver have coerced Ian Simpson into being the Third Man. Covering an enormous range of […]

Nov
1

Wire Assembly – 14 November 2012

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WIRE ASSEMBLY Neil Carver/Ian Simpson/John Jasnoch: electric guitars The guitar trio Wire Assembly have been resurrected/disinterred after 20 years of hibernation. John Jasnoch and Neil Carver have coerced Ian Simpson into being the Third Man. Covering an enormous range of […]

Aug
16

Fernando Perales – 12 September 2012

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Fernando Perales/Viva La Muerte “the Andrei Rublev experience” tour/Europe/2012 Fernando Perales, musician, performer, cinema critic and box trainer, he was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1971. He is one of the most important figures of the experimental music and […]

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