Wed, 24 May|
The Edge Theatre & Arts Centre
Part of Chorlton Arts Festival Featuring LOOSE TIME and BONJOUR CLAUDE! Suggested donation £7 Live concert with electric guitar, saxophone, clarinet and double bass, supported by live electronics. The resulting ambience will [In]Still: a sense of place, and a sense of the spirit of that place.
Time & Location
24 May, 19:00 – 22:00 BST
The Edge Theatre & Arts Centre, Manchester Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 9JG, UK
About the event
Part of Chorlton Arts Festival
Also featuring LOOSE TIME, and BONJOUR CLAUDE!
Free entry, with suggested donation of £7
This will be a live concert featuring electric guitar, saxophone, clarinet and double bass, supported by live electronics.
Our four core UnHeard performers will bring to life the music of six Manchester-based composers, who will weave musical inspiration from the stillness, serenity, activity and atmosphere which they can find through Chorlton, their local areas, and their imaginations. The resulting ambience will [In]Still: a sense of place, and a sense of the spirit of that place, in the audience.
Johanna Leung (clarinet, saxophone)
Poppy Philligreen (clarinet, saxophone)
Billy Lancaster (electric guitar)
Thomas Betts (double bass)
Tywi J H Roberts
This is a quartet which explores the possibilities of using spoken word in improvised music and features the poetry of Manchester-based Fiona Brehony. Making up the quartet are three fantastic musicians, all well known on the improvised music circuit, José Diaz, John Pope and Johnny Hunter. Visual art also provided by Caitlin McIntyre and Fiona Brehony.
This is a world premiere performance of a piece for solo cello and multimedia. The fruits of a long-term collaboration between Amy Jolly (cellist) and Ellen Sargen (composer), ‘Maps For Claude’ explores discomfort through performance. Over fifteen minutes, this piece weaves live music with pre-recorded sounds from inside the cello’s body and pre-recorded interviews that were captured over three years as the pair explored ‘resistance’ in performance and technique. Capturing the discomfort that emerged physically, psychologically and semantically from this process, this resulting piece subverts ‘gaze’ and ‘beauty’ in performance and considers positions of vulnerability behind the cello.
Bonjour Claude! formed in 2019 when Amy Jolly and Ellen Sargen started working together as two composer-performers. Their work melds live performance with mixed media, and performances are candid, intimate and aim to provoke. Bonjour Claude! place themselves as the subject in their works, scrutinising their performing bodies and relationships with their instruments and the stage.