Monday, 30 May 2011

--[[ MANTIS FESTIVAL: JUNE 10-12, 2011 ]]--

MANCHESTER'S SONIC META-ONTOLOGY

Cities@manchester
PROGRAMME (JUNE'S LEG)
CITY AS INSTRUMENT / CITY AS TOOL
10th-12th June 2011

DOWNLOAD PROGRAMME NOTES FROM HERE-> http://bit.ly/lTQPoa

Sonic-metaontology artists and Collaborators in JUNE: The Noise Upstairs (Richard Knight, Dave Birchall, Hervé Perez, Rodrigo Constanzo, Ben Cottrell, Simon Prince), Manchester; H.E.L.L.O ensemble (Hope Experimental Live Laptop Orchestra), Liverpool Hope University; National University Ireland, Maynooth (Victor Lazzarini, Gordon Delap, John Lato, Jesse Ronneau, Eoin Smith); UCLAN-University of Central Lancashire/ Futureworks School of Media; Gavin Osborn (Flute), Paul Michael Labelle (Guitar), Angela Guyton, R. Constanzo, and Anton Hunter (Takahashi's Shellfish Concern), Europa [Presion. First Scene] (Eva Frutos, Jaime Soler, David Martinez, Nestor Lopez Arauzo); AudioGuide NOTOURS-Escoitar Project, (Suk Jun Kim); and also Monty Adkins, Rob Bental, Richard Scott, Jane Hall, Stephen Homoky (Hardwater) plus all the MANTIS artists and crew.

MANTIS Partners: Islington Mills, Salford; Cities@manchester NOVARS Research Centre, Martin Harris Centre.



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)


Artists: TNU- The Noise Upstairs rocks MANTIS Diffusion system (TNU are Richard Knight, Dave Birchall, Hervé Perez, Rodrigo Constanzo, Ben Cottrell, Simon Prince), plus fixed media works by Rob Bental, Manuella Blackburn, Haruka Hirayama,
Lee Fraser, Brona Martin and Constantin Pop. With special guests
Gavin Osborn (Flute), Paul Michael Labelle (Guitar) and Richard Scott.


18:00 - Concert One: Meta-ontologies two; fixed media works and live improvisations by The Noise upstairs diffused live across the MANTIS surround sound theatre (Cosmo Rodewald), and MANTIS Artists.

  • The Noise Upstairs I , ca 10 minutes /+ Live Diffusion: MANTIS
  • Cyan (2011) For Stereo Tape, 7:38 by Rob Bentall (*)
  • From The Dark Waters for fixed media 12:00 by Andrew Garbett (*)
  • The Noise Upstairs II, ca 10 minutes /+ Live Diffusion: MANTIS
  • Switched on (2011) for fixed media 7:00 by Manuella Blackburn (*)
(*) world premiere

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19:30 - Concert Two: Meta-ontologies three: Premiere of new works by Manchester Artists, with Gavin Osborn (Flute), Paul Michael Labelle (Guitar), MANTIS Artists and live improvisations by The Noise upstairs and guest Richard Scott
  • Tints of July (2011) for Flute, Guitar and a Computer ca. 10:00 by Haruka Hirayama (*)
  • Ply for fixed media 10:03 by Lee Fraser (*)
  • The Noise Upstairs III, ca 10 minutes
    /+ Live Diffusion: MANTIS
  • 192 for fixed media 7:22 by Brona Martin (*)
  • empty rooms (2011) for fixed media 10:27 by Constantin Popp (*)
  • The Noise Upstairs IV and guest (Richard Scott), ca 15 minutes
    /+ Live Diffusion: MANTIS

(*) world premiere

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

Cities@manchester
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.

  • With a special 1 hour mix for the occasion by Monty Adkins
  • Live ambience by MANTIS artists

EVENING AT ISLINGTON

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

  • Angela Guyton, Rodrigo Constanzo, and Anton Hunter (Takahashi's Shellfish Concern)
  • Orbit by Gordon Delap:
  • Une étude étrangère, by John Lato
  • Noctilucent Clouds 8' by Victor Lazzarini
  • Opalesce: 6’ by Eoin Smith
  • Fixed media work by Jesse Ronneau
  • Jane Hall, Stephen Homoky (Hardwater)
  • Fixed media work by Richard Scott
  • untitled for fixed media (2011) 5:00 by Michael Lau
  • Europa: Irma Catalina Alvarez, Eva Frutos, Jaime Soler, David Martinez
  • (electronic duo) Mark Pilkington- Constantin Popp





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.