Browsing articles tagged with " manchester"
Feb
5

Michael Perrett Rob Thorpe Duo – 14 February 2019

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Michael Perrett is, amongst other things, a musician based in Manchester. He studied clarinet and composition at the RNCM. As a composer, he has written for EXAUDI and The House of Bedlam and his music has been performed internationally and […]

Apr
29

exFlibbeth – 12 June 2014

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exFlibbeth exFlibbeth is a free improvisation quartet, the two halves of which combine the influences of the London free improv scene (Benedict Taylor and Tom Jackson), and the scene in Berlin (Manuel Miethe and Abigail Sanders). To divide them another […]

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, […]

Dec
3

Richard Knight – 12 December 2013

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Knight’s interests include feedback, modeling organic processess with digital systems, machine learning for composition, data driven art, automated analysis and composition, and making phat beats. Many of his aspirations are based on a controversial foundation, with focus on a hypothetical […]

Nov
25

Richard Craig – 10 April 2014

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Born in Glasgow, Richard studied flute at the RSAMD with Richard Blake and Sheena Gordon, continuing his studies with the assistance of a Dewar Award, with Mario Caroli at the Conservatoire National de Strasbourg. Formative experiences include working with composers […]

Nov
1

Linda Jankowska – 14 November 2013

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I believe in experience. In the immaterial impact of experience, because it’s the only thing that lasts. I am an active performer in the field of contemporary classical music. In that context I perform as a member of the Distractfold […]

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 […]

Jul
8

Strotter Inst. – 11 July 2013

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Strotter Inst. from Switzerland creates music through the use of old, modified, Lenco-turntables which he modifies and manipulates in countless ways. Rubber bands are affixed to the rotating turntable and plucked by the stylus, records have tape affixed in patterns […]

Jun
8

Sixth Birthday! feat. Norm Skipp & Bethan Roberts – 13 June 2013

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South Manchester’s Premier Free-Improvisation Session celebrates it’s SIXTH BIRTHDAY!! Six years ago the kind folk at Fuel agreed to let us make some hideous noises in their upstairs room, and thanks to your and their ongoing support we’re still here […]

May
19

Lê Quan Ninh / Distractfold Ensemble – 26 June 2013

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As a classical trained percussionist, Lê Quan Ninh worked with contemporary music ensembles and is a founder member of Quatuor Hêlios, a percussion quartet that performed and recorded, among others, John Cage’s percussion works. Their last creation is Seul à Seuls by Georges […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sep
4

Sonia Paço-Rocchia – 11 October 2012

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Sonia Paço-Rocchia [sonja’ pa’so rɔ’kja] is a young artist who took a degree in instrumental and Electro-Acoustic Composition from the Université de Montréal after a double collegial diploma in natural sciences and music. She studied composition with Michel Tétreault, José […]

Aug
21

Richard Knight – 13 September 2012

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Raised in the surroundings of conflicting natural beauty and industrial decay of northern England, many of Knight’s primary influences are based around the clash between organic and electronic. He began producing music and playing in diverse experimental bands/projects in and […]

Jun
22

John Pope – 9 August 2012

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John Pope on a mini-tour from his native Newcastle, presents a solo improvisation for double bass and tape recorders. John is a fine composer and improviser and has run projects such as the Improvisers Orchestra of the North (ION) based […]

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 […]

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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