Sunday, 22 May 2011

MANTIS FESTIVAL: JUNE 10-12, 2011

MANCHESTER'S SONIC META-ONTOLOGY
PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME (JUNE'S LEG)
10th-12th June 2011

Sonic-metaontology artists and Collaborators in JUNE: The Noise Upstairs, Manchester; H.E.L.L.O ensemble (Hope Experimental Live Laptop Orchestra) Liverpool Hope University; National University Ireland, Maynooth; UCLAN-University of Central Lancashire/ Futureworks School of Media; Spanish Theatre (Eva Frutos, Jaime Soler, David Martinez); AudioGuide NOTOURS-Escoitar Project, MANTIS artists, other invited artists: Rob Bental, Richard Scott, Chris Swithinbank and many more...;
Partners: Islington Mills, Salford; Cities@manchester


Friday 10th June 2011 @ NOVARS and Martin Harris Centre

WORKSHOPS:
From 12 noon: Day Education Workshop @ NOVARS:
H.E.L.L.O ensemble (Hope Experimental Live Laptop Orchestra) to workshop maxmsp patches with a group of students from UCLAN-University of Central Lancashire/ Futureworks School of Media. Workshop outcomes to be presented as part of the 16:00 Live Sound installations


INTERACTIVE INSTALLATIONS, SOUNDS AND CONCERTS:
Where?: Cosmo Rodewald, Martin Harris Centre, MARTIN HARRIS CENTRE FOR MUSIC AND DRAMA, The University of Manchester, Bridgeford Street, Manchester M13 9PL
[click for map]
16:00 - Project Launch (part 2) - Live Sound Installations (Live ambience sound by H.E.L.L.O and city interactive projects) / John Thaw studio theatre
17:00 - Drinks Reception (entrance to the drinks reception is free on production of a ticket for either of the concerts)

18:00 - Concert One: Meta-ontologies two; live improvisations by The Noise upstairs diffused live across the MANTIS surround sound theatre (Cosmo Rodewald), and MANTIS Artists
19:30 - Concert Two: Meta-ontologies three: Premiere of new works by Manchester Artists, with Gavin Osborn (Flute), Paul Michael Labelle (Guitar) and MANTIS Artists


Tickets £6 / £5 / £4 for each concert 2-concert rate: £9 / £7.50 / £4.50 Entrance to the 4pm event is free on production of a ticket for the other concerts


Saturday 11th June 2011 @ Manchester City Centre

AudioGuide meta-ontology Guided Group Tours
Provisional tour times: Tour 1 @ 12 noon, Tour 2 @ 16:00
Starting point: @ NOVARS Research Centre
Cost: Free (sponsored by Cities@manchester)
In collaboration with escoitar.org / notours.org
Limited places
Contact ricardo.climent[AT]manchester.ac.uk for details



Sunday 12th June 2011 @ Islington Mill, Salford

Venue: Islington Mill, James Street, Salford M3 5HW
12:00-16:00: City as Instrument - MANTIS Sounding the MARKET (Free event)
Come to enjoy MANTIS Live Ambient sound for the Eight Sunday Market at Islington Mill with great traders: jewellery from: MADAM CC. Beautiful handmade clothes from Afflecks boutique: MOLLIE AND LOELA. Handmade canvasses and prints inspired by music from: CLAIRE O’ROURKE DESIGNS. Bestseller (who will hopefully still have some of her homemade whisky marmalade left): MARY LUNDQUIST ILLUSTRATIONS. Handmade felt brooches from across the pennines courtesy of: AMYPANDA, plus Sunday papers, board games coffee, beer and general good eggs to hang with, plus the Sumi Ink Club.

From 17.30 - An evening of live music with Angela Guyton, Rodrigo Constanzo, and Anton Hunter (Takahashi's Shellfish Concern), Eva Frutos, Jaime Soler, David Martinez (Spanish Theatre), Victor Lazzarini, Gordon Delap, John Lato, Jesse Ronneau, Eoin Smith and PhD Composers (National University of Ireland, Maynooth) and a selection MANTIS composers.
£3 donation




Tickets and Info:
MARTIN HARRIS CENTRE FOR MUSIC AND DRAMA, The University of Manchester, Bridgeford Street, Manchester M13 9PL
£6 / £5 / £4 for each concert 2-concert rate: £9 / £7.50 / £4.50 Entrance to the 4pm event is free on production of a ticket for the other concerts
For tickets contact Box Office (Mon-Fri 2pm-4pm) Tel: + 44 161 275 8951 or email enquiries to: boxoffice@manchester.ac.uk
Online Tickets: www.quaytickets.com
www.manchester.ac.uk/martinharriscentre
ISLINGTON MILL STUDIOS, James Street, Salford M3 5HW
Donation from £3





Manchester Sonic Meta-ontology encapsulates a number or newly created compositions, sonic events and ambisonics field recording trips across the City of Manchester and the North West of England. The project is showcased in two parts (5th-6th March 2011 and 10th-12th June 2011) in the form of concert events and experimental laboratories at Manchester University, Islinton Mill and the City of Manchester. 'Manchester's Sonic Meta-ontology' explores whether there is really such thing as a 'Manchester sound' and if so, what is it, can we experience it, and can we understand it? Substantive empirical investigation takes place in partnership will local agents and artists in the region, which are looking into the creation, identity, and survival of the real truth of Manchester's Sound.

MANTIS sonic meta-ontology team: Project manager: Ricardo Climent. Web Map and wiki: Brona Martin, Constantin Popp, Chris Swithinbank; Publicity and design: Sam Salem, Andrew Garbett; ST350 Ambisonics Recording team: Jose Ignacio Pecino, Irma Catalina Alvarez, Mark Pilkington. Technical chiefs: Sam Salem, Constantin Popp. Technical team: Oliver Carman, Lee Fraser, Mark Pilkington, Haruka Hirayama, Donal Sarsfield, Rodrigo Constanzo, Michael Lau, Nick Casswell, Archive: James Percival.









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PROGRAMME (MARCH LEG)
5-6 MARCH 2011

Download FULL programme from here: http://bit.ly/hMNbCg


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MANCHESTER'S SONIC META-ONTOLOGY PROJECT (PART ONE)
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Festival Dates:

Saturday 5th March 2011

Guest Artist: Helmut Lemke


PROGRAMME:


MANCHESTER'S SONIC META-ONTOLOGY PROJECT (PART ONE)

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Saturday 5th March 2011

Where: John Thaw Studio Theatre,

Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama, University of Manchester, UK

Map here: http://bit.ly/gAIfvw


16:00 - PROJECT LAUNCH - Keynote talk and soundmaps

Room G16 and Foyer - Martin Harris Centre


Keynote & talk:

Guest artist - Helmut Lemke (University of Salford, UK)

Audiovisual Soundmaps:

Volkmar Klien - Contributions to Homeland Sound Topography 01 - The Right Sides of the Road.

Diana Simpson - Spindlesongs Installation (Quarry Bank mills)

Kaho Cheung - A scrapbook of metro sounds (a worldwide rapid transit system sonicography)

Uli Aumüller - Les séries sonores (Mix) - with comments by 40 Manchester students.

Audioguides demo:

City as Museum/City as Instrument - NoTour Audioguides explained (Augmented Aurality GPS demo)


18:00 - CONCERT ONE: Meta-ontologies zero

Helmut Lemke - In response to Manchester's Sonic meta-ontology
(MANTIS special guest)

Mark Pilkington - Peterloo (world première)

Oliver Carman - Memento

Lee Fraser - Narrows

Sam Salem - Lightness (world première)


19:30 - CONCERT TWO: Meta-ontologies one

Ricardo Climent - Havana (Soundwalk)

Constantin Popp - Stone and metal (world première)

Donal Sarsfield - The Footsteps (world première)

Ignacio Pecino - Branches (world première)

Brona Martin - Lamenting (world première)

David Berezan - Styal

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Sunday 6th March 2011

Place: Islington Mill, James Street, Salford M3 5HW (Manchester, UK)

MAP: http://www.islingtonmill.com/contact.php



PROGRAMME:

17:00 - CONCERT STARTS

Richard Scott - manchester solo 3

"An improvisation reflecting on the sounds of Manchester past and present,

feating personal sound materials drawn from a 20 year period"

Robe Bentall - Grayscale Confessions

Heather Bamforth - Improvisation

Brona Martin - Feadog

Interval

Chris Swithinbank - La leggerezza delle città

Rodrigo Constanzo - Free improvisation on acoustic drum-set and DIY electronics.

Ignacio Pecino - Khaos (Limited Edition)

Mark Pilkington &

Constantine Popp - Improvisation duo

Lee Fraser - Instantia Crucis

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For tickets contact Box Office:

Tel: + 44 161 275 8951 boxoffice@manchester.ac.uk


Ticket Price:

Martin Harris Centre events:

£6 / £5 / £4 for each concert 2-concert rate: £9 / £7.50 / £4.50 Entrance to the 4pm event is free on production of a ticket for the other concerts

Islington Mill: Donation from £3


MARTIN HARRIS CENTRE for Music and Drama

University of Manchester, Bridgeford Street, Manchester M13 9PL

ISLINGTON MILL STUDIOS

James Street, Salford M3 5HW



MANCHESTER'S SONIC META-ONTOLOGY PROJECT (PART TWO)
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Festival Dates:
Friday 10th June 2011
Venue: Cosmo Rodewald, Martin Harris Centre, University of Manchester, UK

16:00 - Project Launch (part 2) - Keynote Speakers and soundwalks
18:00 - Concert One: Meta-ontologies two
19:30 - Concert Two: Meta-ontologies three
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Saturday 11th June 2011
AudioGuide meta-ontology Tours.
Provisional tour times: Tour 1 @ 12 noon, Tour 2 @ 16:00
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Sunday 12th June 2011
Place: Islington Mill, James Street, Salford M3 5HW (Manchester, UK)
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