Git Awards – Immix Ensemble/God Colony/Ohms/Or:la nomination. Ceremony at Constellations on 13 May
Gig announcement – The Magnetic Fields at the Phil 3 & 4 Sept.
Open Circuit Festival roundup
Open Circuit 2017 constitutes a varied offering of contemporary music. Twelve different events spread across five days present a diverse collection of music, including concert music, structured improvisations, performers with realtime electronics, acousmatic electronic music, and audio-centric video games. This year’s festival is organised by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Composition and Technology, a newly formed group composers and technologists working at the intersection of sound, computers and visual media.
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/music/events/opencircuitfestival/ also eventbrite
Sean Kuti & Egypt 80 @ Invisible Wind Factory 7.30pm
Fela Kuti’s youngest son with band. Laid back, funk, brass section, socialist message
Free Rock n Roll – The Twistettes (Glasgow), Pardon Us (local), Gen N (Germany). Sound Food and Drink, 8pm
Open Circuit Festival
Digital Games Pieces – Interactive compositions created by ‘players’ on devices. 1pm @ Victoria Building
Grunting Into the Machine @ Victoria Building 7pm
Concert exploring the relationships between performer, the composer and computer intervention.
GruntCount – martin Parker – improvisation between performer and computer
Clasp Together – Harry Whalley – the performer is invited to control their neurological responses
Thundercat @ Invisible Wind Factory 7.30pm
Drunk – released in Feb. Combines his pedigree in Jazz and experimental tendencies to form a smooth, psychedelic and often dark music. Working with Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lemar has opened up his career and his music.
Footwork at Meraki – DJ Clent (Chicago), J Drago, DJ Noir (LA). 10pm-late @ Meraki, Dickson Street, L3 (house music at 160bpm eg RP Boo)
Intimate Letters (Manchester Collective) 8pm, Buyer’s Club
Co-Presented by the International Anthony Burgess Foundation for the #Burgess100 Centenary.
JANÁČEK String Quartet No. 2, "Intimate Letters"
BELLING Inside Mr Enderby. World Premiere
With "Inside Mr Enderby", we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Anthony Burgess, the Mancunian author of the controversial novel, "A Clockwork Orange". This electrifying song cycle by Huw Belling is the first in Manchester Collective's series of annual commissions, designed to bring some of the most exciting international voices in new music to the north west.
The programme also features Leoš Janáček's emotionally charged string quartet, Intimate Letters. Said to be Janáček's "manifesto on love", the work concerns his relationship with Kamila Stösslová, a married woman 38 years his junior.
Both works feature Mitch Riley, celebrated Australian baritone and Artistic Associate with Sydney Chamber Opera, currently in residence at the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris.
Neil Campbell solo set at Hornby Library, Liverpool Central Library 2pm
Open Circuit Fest – Swedish Meatballs with Ensemble 10/10 7.30pm Leggate Theatre
Programme of music curated by guest conducter Christian Lindberg featuring Swedish composers Andrea Tarrodi, Jan Sandstrom and Per England
The Evil Usses & Run Logan Run @ The Kazimier Garden 8pm
Quality Psych Jazz
Super Weird Happening – 1st April – The Florence Institute 11am-1am
AGP – Alan Moore – Bryan Biggs – Cosmic Tigger – Esa Shields – Greg Wilson – Invisible Wind Factory – Levi Tafari -