Friday, 16 October 2009

MANTIS Festival - Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2009 Manchester UK, with Denis Smalley, Theodore Lotis and Federico Reuben

Denis Smalley (image by Garas Kálmán)

Theodore Lotis

MANTIS Festival
October 30 - November 1 2009 Manchester UK
Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
Martin Harris Centre
University of Manchester
MANTIS (Manchester Theatre in Sound) presents a weekend of electroacoustic concerts featuring works by guest composers Denis Smalley (UK/New Zealand), Theodore Lotis (Greece) and MANTIS composers (including Sam Salem, Oliver Carman, Diana Simpson, Alexis Guneratne, David Berezan, Manuella Blackburn, KaHo Cheung, Chris Swithinbank, Panos Amelides and Richard Scott) based at the NOVARS Research Centre. The concerts feature the MANTIS 48-loudspeaker sound diffusion system for an exciting and immersive listening experience.
An exciting Sunday evening concert at the Nexus Art Cafe in town will showcase collaborative work with another MANTIS special guest, Federico Reuben and a group of MANTIS composers.

Federico Reuben
Award winning works from the Canadian Electroacoustic Community's Jeu de temps / Times Play 2009 (JTTP) in collaboration with Germany's national electroacoustic association, DEGEM, will also be featured in a listening room running through-out the festival

Friday 30 October 7.30pm MANTIS composers
Saturday 31 October 6.00pm MANTIS composers
Saturday 31 October 7.30pm Denis Smalley
Sunday 1 November 2.00pm Theodore Lotis
Sunday evening (time and admission details TBC): MANTIS @ Nexus Art Cafe, Dale Street, The Northern Quarter, Manchester

Ticket prices:
4£full/2£ concessions for each concert
special Festival 4-concert rate: 8£/5£

The Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama
The University of Manchester
Bridgeford Street, Manchester, M13 9PL.
Telephone: 0161 275 8951
Email for enquiries:
Box Office Hours: 14:00 - 16:00 Monday to Friday