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MANTIS 08: 1st Anniversary of NOVARS / 10th Anniversary of MANTIS

Festival DATES: Friday 31 October to Sunday 2 November 2008

PLACE: MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
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MANTIS (Manchester Theatre in Sound) celebrates its 10th festival series in 4 years, the 1st anniversary of the NOVARS Research Centre for Electroacoustic Composition, Performance and Sound Art, with a weekend of electroacoustic concerts featuring the MANTIS 40-loudspeaker sound diffusion system, at the Martin Harris Centre.

HOW TO FIND US?

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Invited Guest (*) and Artists in Residence at NOVARS participating:

  • Annette Vande Gorne (*) (Belgique) - concert and workshop
  • Joao Pedro Oliveira (commissioned work) - (Portugal)- Thanks to Caloste Gulbenkian Foundation - world premier
  • Thomas Bjelkeborn - (Sweden) - Thanks to the Helge Ax:son Johnson Foundation
  • Pippa Murphy (UK) - Delia Derbyshire Sonic Documentary

Sound Installations guests :

  • Iain McCurdy - (Belfast) -
  • David Butler (UK) / Camilo Salazar - (Colombia) -> Delia Derbyshire Archive

Selected Composers from the Call for works:

Invited Performers :

  • Instrumental performers liaised by Vaganza (Richard Whalley)
    • Naomi Burrell - violin
    • Tom Spencer -violin
    • Tom McKinney -guitar
    • Naomi Lewis -harp
  • Gavin Osborn- Flute & Electroncis (former director of KAIROS Electronic Ensemble)

 

ACTIVITIES OUTLINE
  • Four Concerts
    • Friday 31 October 08 @19:30 - NOVARS composers Concert
    • Saturday 1st Nov 08 @18:00- A. Vande Gorne's curated concert
    • Saturday 1st Nov 08 @19:30 - Guest invitees and NOVARS composers Concert
    • Sunday 2nd Nov 08 @14:00 - Call for Works Concert
  • Sound Installations and Sonic Documentaries
    • Pendulum by Iain McCurdy (all festival)
    • Delia Derbyshire sonic Documentary (from Friday 6 pm to Sat 7 pm)
  • Spatialisation Workshop
    • Sunday morning (12 noon) with Annette Van de Gorne

PROGRAMME


CONCERT ONE: Friday 31 October (7:30pm)

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Pictured above Heather Bamforth(left) and 'Dr' Gavin Osborn (right)

Works by NOVARS composers
Acousmatic Works by Diana Simpson, Kaho Cheung, Oliver Carman, Heather Bamforth
Flute works by Gavine Osborn (K. Saariaho - NoaNoa )


CONCERT TWO: Saturday 1st November (6:00 pm)
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Work by Curated by Annette Vande Gorne (Belgique)
Janssens 10' 00
Hajdu 6' 00
Miquet 7' 00
Mormont Twist 5' 00
Mormont Blitzkrieg 5' 00
Delforge Khaa 11' 00
Delforge Floating 10' 00
Fortez 10' 00


CONCERT THREE: Saturday 1st November, (7:30pm)

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Pictured above Joa Pedro Oliveira (left) and Thomas Bjelkeborn (right)- Photo RC

Works by Joao Pedro Oliveira (Portugal) (1) , Francis Dhomont (France-Canada), Thomas Bjelkeborn (Sweeden), Annette Vande Gorne (Belgium) , David Berezan (Canada), Ricardo Climent (Spain)

(1) World premier commissioned by NOVARS and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation


CONCERT FOUR: Sunday 2nd November, (14:00)
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2nd International Call for Electroacoustic Music. Selected works:Instrumental performers for this concert provided by Vaganza (thanks to Richard Whalley).

- Jonas Valfridsson: You tried so hard to take us away (for two violins and electronics 5.1 setup) -with Naomi Burrell and Tom Spencer (violins)
- James Carpenter: Pent-up for Fixed media
- Felipe Otondo: Ciguri for Fixed media
- Volker Hennes: Maelstrom Method for Fixed media
- Gilles Gobeil: Castalie for Fixed media
- Martin Bedard: Excavations for Fixed media
- Panayiotis Kokoras: Slide (for guitar and fixed media) - with Tom McKinney (guitar)


SUNDAY WORKSHOPS : Spatialisation and composition by Annette Vande Gorne (Belgique)
Sunday from 12.00 to 13.15 - Cosmo Rodewald


Sonic Documentary: PRESENTATION OF DELIA DERBYSHIRE'S ARCHIVE WORK IN PROGRESS -

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Pictured above Delia Derbyshire (left) and Camilo Salazar (right)

With David Butler, Camilo Salazar and including Pete Stollery's piece Serendipities and Synchronicities and a selection of pieces by Artist in Residence Pippa Murphy

From Friday 31st October, 6 pm to Saturday 1st November 7 pm (free event)



SOUND INSTALLATION : Pendulum by Iain McCurdy (for the duration of the Festival. (free event) . Drama Staircase! From Friday 5 pm until Sunday 4 pm.

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Ticket prices:
 
4£full/2£ concessions for each concert
special Saturday 2-concert rate: 5£/3£
Special Festival 4-concert rate: 8£/5£

Sound Installation and Sonic Documentary - Free of charge

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
Martin Harris Centre
University of Manchester
M13 9PL
UNITED KINGDOWM

Telephone: 00 44 (0) 161 275 8951
Email: boxoffice@manchester.ac.uk


WHERE CAN I FIND MORE ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER AND THE CITY OF MANCHESTER (UK)?

University of Manchester: www.manchester.ac.uk/

City of Manchester: www.manchester.gov.uk/



SPONSORED BY:

SHEILA BECKLES FUND -in kind

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Helge Ax:son Johnson Foundationa

 

MARTIN HARRIS CENTRE FOR MUSIC AND DRAMA -in kind

For questions, please contact:

Festival Director- David Berezan

or coordinator - Ricardo Climent



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