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First Fonik gig in 12 months at Manchester Art Crawl

Posted in Art, blog, Experimental Music, news, Sound Art, Uncategorized, video / film with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2011 by electronicmusik

I was pleased to re-launch the duo Fonik last Friday (15th April) at the opening of the Manchester Art Crawl. It took place at the very lovely Islington Mill, Salford. The Manchester Art Crawl is an artist led event originally devised by art students at Manchester School of Art and is one of the official events of the ‘Not Part Of’ festival running alongside The Manchester International Festival.

The evening began with an introduction and then open submissions for the 2011 event (complete with Rocket Launch). The rest of the night was made up of performances from 5 Manchester bands / artists. Fonik played last thing providing a 40 minute blissed out soundtrack to something vaguely post apocalyptic. We felt is was a fitting return and many thanks to Rosanne for asking us. Other noteworthy sets came from Debbie ‘Elvis’ Sharpe and Dave Birchall (Primate Engineer)

Thanks particularly to Rosanne for putting it all together and asking us to play.

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Debbie Elvis Sharpe

Dave Birchall

Dave Birchall II


Ian Simpson / Noise Research: Gigs for 2011 so far

Posted in blog, electronic organica, free improvisation, gigs, live music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2011 by electronicmusik

These are the gigs I’ll be playing so far in 2011

28th Jan – Britons Protection, Manchester (with Electronic Organica Ensemble)

29th Jan – Antwerp Mansion, Manchester (with Aht-n)

3rd February – Centrifuge 8, Kro Bar, Manchester (with Frakture)

19th March – Kro Bar (Oxford rd), Manchester (with Richard Knight) – cancelled

25th March – Electronic Organica, Britons Protection (duo with Richard Knight)

5th April – Centrifuge 9, Sleepers Bar, Huddersfield (with Frakture)

7th April – Counting Backwards, Fuel, Withington (with Aht-n)

8th April – Frakture Acoute, Bluecoat, Liverpool (acoustic performance)

15th April – Islington Mill, Manchester (with Fonik)

17th April – Noise Research + Richard Knight (duo) Ship & Mitre, Liverpool

15th May – Frakture 6, Ship and Mitre, Liverpool (new improv project)

19th May -Centrifuge 10 (Frakture gig) Kro Bar Manchester

20th May – Open Circuit (with OCRA), The Lanternhouse, Ulverston

2nd June – Counting Backwards (Noise Jam) – Fuel, Withington

13th June – with Charlie Collins, John Jasnoch and Shaun Blezard, Sheffield (venue TBC)

18th June – Lighthouse Media Centre, Wolverhampton (as Noise Research)

26th June – Discus, Sheffield, Venue TBC (with Aht-n)

10th July – Alter Pieces II, St Lukes Church Liverpool (Frakture event)

20th July – Acoute 2 – Bluecoat, Liverpool (acoustic performance)

22nd – 23 rd July – Woodland Gathering, Fellfoot Wood, Cumbria (with Black Forest Orchestra)

25th July – Centrifuge #12, St Annes Church Manchester (part of the Mcr Jazz Festival)

4th August – Open Circuit, The Lighthouse, Ulverston Cumbria (with Focal Gaol)

5th September – Centrifuge, Castle, Oldham St, Manchester

16th October – Blank Canvas (as part of Fraktal with Chris Cundy), Ship & Mitre, Liverpool

8th November – Acoute #3 (acoustic enseble) – Bluecoat Arts Centre Liverpool

17th November – Centrifuge – Kro Bar, Oxford Rd, Manchester

20th November – Blank Canvas (with Aht-n), Ship and Mitre, Liverpool

23rd November – John Zorns Cobra, Bluecoat, Liverpool

Hopefully a couple of gigs in London too, will keep you posted !