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Festival Programme

Friday 23 June 2020

18:00 - 20:00
Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, Manchester

Expo / Exhibition Launch Event:
Staalplaat Soundsystem / Helmut Lemke / Bob Levene

Expo kicks off at Cornerhouse with the launch of three solo sound exhibitions. Get strapped to a hospital bed and put your life in the hands of Staalplaat Soundsystem as they present their extreme and immersive sound installation – ‘The Ultrasound of Therapy’. Helmut Lemke invites you to create your own sound pieces in his new work ‘KLANGELN VIII’, which transforms fishing rods into intriguing instruments. Bob Levene will explore playful and humourous concepts in a jointly commissioned, performance to camera, audio piece - ‘The Space Between: Experiments for Speakers’

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Saturday 24 June 2020

10:45 – 20.:00
Martin Harris Centre, University of Manchester
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/martinharriscentre

All day, back-to-back gigs showcasing the best emerging talent in the UK radical music and sound art scene.

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Saturday 24 June 2020

20:00 - 20:45
Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Martin Harris Centre, University of Manchester
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/martinharriscentre

White Elephant: Joseph Byrd / SPUNK / Dreams of Tall Buildings

Ultra-rare appearance of Fluxus maverick Joseph Byrd. The founder of legendary US psych band The United States of America presents White Elephant; his first graphic score for almost 40 years, performed by all-girl Norwegian electro-improv group Spunk and sound art activists Dreams of Tall Buildings.

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Saturday 24 June 2020

21:30 - Late
Roadhouse, 8 Newton Street (map)

Club 1: Simon Bleasdale / Tom Mudd / Alistair Macdonald and Catriona McKay /Sleepin Giant / Ascoltare / Um

Mashed up club night of hardcore sonic treats, ranging from the beautiful to the bizarre and topped off with a showcase from broken electronica label Tripel.


Sunday 25 June 2020

12:00 - 17:30
Manchester Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road

Victora Baths: No Petting, No Running, No Bombing

Sonic Arts Network takes over Manchester’s vast and historic Victoria Baths, winner of the first series of BBC’s Restoration, with a specially curated programme of sound installation, sonic intervention and performance. Headliners The Owl Project will blend the historic craft of wood turning with hectic glitch electronica; Artists will perform in the derelict and empty swimming pools; Turkish baths will be replaced with experimental noise and a man will drown his computer.

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Sunday 25 June 2020

21:30 - Late
Roadhouse, 8 Newton Street (map)

Club 2: Skeletor / Cera / Mission Creep / LESA / Blam! / Thought Universe / Quartet Electronische

Phase two of the late night merriment - the reclusive Quartet Electronische emerge from the tweed soaked academic sabbatical of their own imaginations to disrespectfully rip up the sounds of Manchester past and present.


Monday 26 June 2020

10:00– 17:00
Martin Harris Centre, University of Manchester
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/martinharriscentre

Image-Action-Sound

Papers and Research presentations day with guest speaker Joseph Byrd.

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Friday 23 - Monday 26 June 2020

Salford Museum & Art Gallery, Peel Park, Crescent, Salford M5 4WU
www.salford.gov.uk/salfordmuseum

What would you do if ... there was no map?

A selection of audio pieces designed for journeys between Expo performance spaces. Download onto your mp3 player or take a CDR.

Download here

These pieces are a culmination of work with college students from Rwanda, Yemen, Iran and Iraq created with Duncan Chapman. They explore the journeys we make and how they affect us.

‘What would you do if...?’ is an exhibition about uncertainty, fear and hope, created by leading Northwest artists and local people. The exhibition will be full of fun, thoughtful opportunities to physically and mentally challenge yourself and your family, with mystery spaces to explore, a puppet show to play with, as well as music and sound installations, artworks and photography. There will also be an exciting events programme of performance, music, art and food events to accompany the exhibition.

The show also includes the sound installation ‘What if...the voices were only memories?’ by Iain Armstrong.

Further Information

 

Staalplaat Soundsystem

Helmut Lemke

Bob Levene

Joseph Byrd

SPUNK


Dreams of Tall Buildings

Ascoltare

Um

Owl Project

Victoria Baths

Quartet Electronische


Blam!

 
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