Thursday, 24 October 2013


Venue: The John Thaw Studio Theatre, Martin Harris Centre, Manchester
For directions click here

Saturday  26 October 2013
Concert 1: New works by NOVARS composers
Saturday 26 October 2013
Time: 18.00 - 19.30 

Triptych (2013)                                  Constantin Popp                 
Metallican (2013)                               Hayley Hedges
Luvina (2013)                                     Mario Duarte
Singularity (2013) - (audiomedia)         Ignacio Pecino                     
A bit closer to home......(2013)           Brona Martin           
W  (2013)                                           Michael Lau
4 Dreams (2013)                                  Rosalía Soria Luz
(all works are premiere performances)

Concert 2: Sonic Spaces: United Kingdoms /// Marij van Gorkom MVG) /// bass clarinet and electronics
Saturday 26 October 2013
Time: 20.00 - 21.00

Pareidolia I (2012)                 Patrick Nunn
Sotch (2008/2013)                 Yota Morimoto
Spree (2013)                         Kasia Glowicka
Dark Mission (2013)               Paul Wilson
Paraphrase I (2013)               David Prior
Drop and Gimme 140 (2013)   Michiel Mensingh 

SUNDAY 27 October 2013

Concert 3: Works by NOVARS composers, Gavin Osborn, Michael Mayhew
Sunday 27 October 2013
Time14.00 - 15.00

Mechanical Air (2013)          Gavin Osborn, Michael Mayhew
Rise (2013)                         Danny Saul
Nancrillex (2013)                CitizenUrge
(Un)folding (2004)              Daniel Barreiro

      Special 2-concert rate: £12/ £8 / £4.80
      Special 3-concert rate: £18 / £12 / £7.20
Tickets available via Quaytickets
Venue: The John Thaw Studio Theatre
Time: 18:00
Admission Price: £7.50 / £5 / £3 (unreserved seating)

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Marij van Gorkom @ MANTIS Festival 2013 (Fall): Dutch/British program for bass clarinet and live electronics

Marij van Gorkom at the MANTIS Fall Festival 2013- Saturday 26th October 2013

Marij van Gorkom's web:

Marij van Gorkom studied music and chemistry, first at Indiana University, where she studied clarinet with Eli Eban, and then after obtaining the BS degree in chemistry, she moved to Leiden University to follow the MSc program in biophysical chemistry. In 2007 she obtained her BM degree in both bass clarinet and (e-flat) clarinet at Codarts, University of Professional Arts Education, in Rotterdam. She studied bass clarinet with Henri Bok and (e-flat) clarinet with Jan Jansen and José Luis Estellés. Currently she is studying 'clarinet baix' with Harry Sparnaay at the Esmuc in Barcelona.

Saturday 26th October 2013

MANTIS Fall Festival 2013

6pm, Saturday 26 October 2013 
8pm, Saturday 26 October 2013 
2pm, Sunday 27 October 2013

MANTIS (Manchester Theatre in Sound) presents a weekend of electroacoustic concerts featuring composers based at the NOVARS Research Centre, a full concert curated by and featuring guest artist Marij van Gorkom (bass clarinet and live electronics) and the MANTIS large-scale loudspeaker sound diffusion system for an exciting and immersive listening experience.

This event forms part of the New Music North West Festival, the fourth and largest ever festival celebrating the wealth of creative talent in the North West.

      Special 2-concert rate: £12/ £8 / £4.80
      Special 3-concert rate: £18 / £12 / £7.20
Tickets available via Quaytickets

Venue: The John Thaw Studio Theatre
Time: 18:00
Admission Price: £7.50 / £5 / £3 (unreserved seating)