At Middleport Pottery the artists have led an explorative project, creating a series of temporary structures, interventions and soundscapes across the site. The iconic interior of the bottle kiln, the hidden corners and traces of former factory buildings become active, contemplative spaces where visitors experience the layered qualities of this extraordinary site of living heritage.
An International Conference/Festival of Music, Technology and Ideas, Thursday 12 to Sunday 15 September 2019
Keynote speaker and guest composer for Convergence 2019 will be eminent composer/researcher Curtis Roads.
Dr. Roads' presence at Convergence is made possible by the kind support of the US Embassy and the British Association of American Studies.
[first light presents: novus]
Following an acclaimed launch party last month, first light returns to Barbecue for the second outing of novus, their new regular audiovisual night. Held in a re-imagined café on Chorlton’s high street, novus sees electronic musicians and visual artists from both Manchester and further afield create new, forward-thinking and immersive sights and sounds that subvert club conventions.
Back at The Eagle inn, this month we have live sets from:
Us and It (Permahigh Records)
Just over as year after he destroyed The Eagle Inn, we're super Hyped to have Us & It back.
Sleepdebt (This City is Ours)
Brand new EP coming soon on TCIO. Expect sonic newness from
Debut solo live show from former Cyril Snear guitarist Dan Leese.
Dujat (This City is Ours)
Making his solo live TCIO debut.
Jo Beedles X Guillaume Dujat
Born out of a falafel jam sesh on the UoM Hordijk modular system the honourable gentlemen pick apart the good bits and add some spicy sauce into the equation. The resultant dish nods is a fresh take on the classic international quadruple-platinum recipe 'spectromorphological mangers and bash.'
Guest slot on Shadowlands with Javier Wallis, exploring the use of ASMR sounds in music.
Javier Wallis is a musician and artist focused on the darker side of things. On Shadowlands, he leads you through the best in nocturnal, off-kilter and powerful music, from electropop to post-rock, atmospheric metal to modern classical.
An exciting cultural showcase and discussion on new trends at the intersections of Art, Science and Technology. The week will contain many events for audiences to attend and participate in, including:
- Music and Interactive media concerts (on the large-scale Mantis System)
- Exciting workshops and demos
- A Hub Event (business engagement)