Browsing articles tagged with " improv"
Sep
3

dfscore – 18 September 2014

By Rodrigo  //  Performances  //  1 Comment
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We’re really excited to invite you to the first public performance using Rodrigo Constanzo’s new networked improvisation system, dfscore. The dfscore system is a dynamic score display system built to function over a local network to display a variety 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 […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

Nov
10

John Jasnoch & Charlie Collins – 10 November 2010

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John Jasnoch MySpace Bio Began life in 1953 in Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey in the Thames Estuary. The compost heap of the Garden of England. After interest in instrumental music of Bert Weedon and then The Shadows, began […]

Feb
11

John Zorn’s COBRA Workshop – 11 February 2010

By Rodrigo  //  Workshops  //  1 Comment
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John Zorn’s Cobra is either an often performed contemporary music composition, an improvisational game, a short attention span barrageof noise, a social experiment, or every piece of music you’ve (n)ever played or heard. I can’t be certain as to which […]

Feb
12

Panter/Andreae Duo – 12 February 2009

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Sam Andreae and Finlay Panter melt our faces with some exciting drum/sax improvisation.

Oct
9

Rodrigo Constanzo – 9 October 2008

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Rodrigo Constanzo

Rodrigo Constanzo is an experimental performer and composer living in Manchester, England. He is an avid improviser and performs regularly using home made electro-acoustic instruments. Rodrigo Constanzo was born in Madrid, Spain in 1976. He then spent the next three […]

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.

Upcoming Featured Artist

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.