Browsing articles tagged with " improvisation"
Mar
7

Splice & A Greater Horror – 21 March 2012

By Rodrigo  //  Performances  //  No Comments

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 […]

Sep
10

Sam Andreae & Anton Hunter – 10 November 2011

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Distractfold Ensemble

Sam Andreae and Anton Hunter first met playing in Ben Cottrell’s Beats & Pieces Big Band, and quickly went on to form their quartet Haq to explore the boundaries between composed and improvised music.  This latest tour (with release to […]

Aug
21

Baylis/Howard/Sterling Trio – 13 October 2011

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Baylis/Howard/Sterling Trio – The  Bhs 3 are a  recently formed Trio exploring  the Sax/Double Bass/Drums improvised  format.The Trio are currently recording a CD  for release later in the year. Melodic, Rhythmic and Textural explorations. Individually they have worked with musicians […]

Jul
27

Michel Doneda & Jonas Kocher + Wolf Scarers – 26 September 2011

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Michel Doneda soprano saxophone Jonas Kocher accordion, objects Accordion and saxophone, an association of more conventional after all, but beware! the sign is never the road! Kocher and Doneda have their own way, reinvesting their respective instruments by focusing on the infinitely […]

Jul
24

“Six Memos” featuring lots of NUS regulars

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Some of you might remember Daniel Ledda from when he performed back in December 2010. Well part of why he was in Manchester was that he was making a film based on Six Memos for the Next Millennium by Italo […]

Jul
14

Wolf Scarers – 14 July 2011

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Wolf Scarers

Wolf Scarers are Simon Prince and Keith Jafrate, both playing tenor saxophones. They’ve known each other for years but have never played together until, after appearing on the same bill at Huddersfield’s Inclusive Improv last year, it occurred to Simon […]

Jul
13

Wolf Scarers – 13 July 2011

By Rodrigo  //  Performances  //  No Comments

Wolf Scarers are Simon Prince and Keith Jafrate, both playing tenor saxophones. They’ve known each other for years but have never played together until, after appearing on the same bill at Huddersfield’s Inclusive Improv last year, it occurred to Simon […]

Jun
9

265 Trio – 9 June 2011

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265 trio

Ben Cottrell (winds) Rod Skipp (cello) Anton Hunter (guitar).  Exploring the space between contemporary classical music, free jazz and electroacoustic improvisation. A new collective chamber group that recently made its debut appearance as the 265 Quartet at the 2010 Manchester Jazz […]

Jun
7

“BOX” by Lauren Marie & Washboard Pete – 7 June 2011

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box

Presenting to you an evening of improvised sound, art and poetry. “BOX” is a debut performance piece written by Lauren Marie and Washboard Pete where sound meets words and where all senses are drowned. The evening also features an improvising […]

Dec
1

Parallax – 1 December 2010

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Parallax is one of those rare and lucky collaborations where there is a great sense of chemistry from the very beginning. Since forming the group in 2008 they have toured and recorded extensively in Europe, and present a selection of […]

Nov
13

Yuri Landman + Special Guests – 13 November 2010

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Yuri Landman is a Dutch experimental luthier and musicologist who has made several experimental electric string instruments for a list of artists including Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth, Liars, Jad Fair of Half Japanese and Liam Finn. He will be […]

Jun
9

Peter Faircloug & Hayley Youell – 9 June 2010

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Since graduating from the City of Leeds College of Music with Distinction in Drums and Percussion, Peter Fairclough has performed and/or recorded with Keith Tippett, Paul Dunmall, Ute Lemper, Huw Warren, Peter Whyman, Steve Berry, John Harle, Kenny Davern, Peter […]

May
12

Mick Beck & Yvonna Magda – 12 May 2010

By Rodrigo  //  Performances  //  No Comments

Mick Beck has been working since 1980 in jazz, free music and as a composer and club/ festival organiser. As a composer he looks for structures that can diversify and strengthen the impact of improvisation; as an improvisor his aim […]

Mar
28

NUS Label Launch Party – 28 March 2010

By Rodrigo  //  Performances  //  No Comments

Exciting performances by NUS Artists Gift of Life and Rodrigo Constanzo. Also the performance of Cobra by workshop participants. ……………………………………. John Zorn’s Cobra is either an often performed contemporary music composition, an improvisational game, a short attention span barrage of […]

Feb
11

John Zorn’s COBRA Workshop – 11 February 2010

By Rodrigo  //  Workshops  //  1 Comment
Cobra

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 […]

Jan
14

Trio Forge / Sehnaoui / Toulemonde – 14 January 2010

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Born in 1978 and living in France, Christine is from lebanese origins. It is with the discovering of improvised music in 1997 that Christine Sehnaoui decided to start her own autodidact study of sound experimentation on the alto saxophone. She […]

Nov
17

Ingrid Laubrock – 17 November 2009

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German born saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock is teaming up once again with acclaimed UK pianist Liam Noble and one of New York’s finest drummers, Tom Rainey for an exciting brand of new improvised music. Sleepthief play with a wide spectrum of […]

Sep
30

Shiggajon – 30 September 2009

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Shiggajon are performing with Dreamer’s Cloth, Mouths Of The Irrawaddy and Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides. “Fiercely beautiful arcs of droning strings and flute swirl with the burning of a desert sun. This is rich and spicy music […]

Sep
27

Rodrigo Constanzo / PA Tremblay CD Release Party – 27 September 2009

By Rodrigo  //  Performances  //  No Comments

It all started with a gig. Rodrigo Constanzo and PA Tremblay shared a stage in late 2008 and both enjoyed each others playing so much that a recording date was arrange for early 2009. This CD is that recording date. […]

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.