30th MAY 2019

Artistic Director Shaun Davies and composer David Pocknee met

to chat about David's work, thoughts and the upcoming Vonnegut

Collective  performance of 'Economics' for the first part of SPACE /

SENSE at TAKK on June 9th.

Interview in full here.

27th MAY 2019


Artistic Director Shaun Davies recently spoke with Kinetic commission recipient

composer Nina Whiteman about her work and the prospect of her new piece

'overcast' - to be premiered by the Vonnegut Collective on June 9th at TAKK

(Hatch, Oxford Road).


Read the interview in full, with audio and video, here.

28th APRIL 2019

Kinetic and Vonnegut Collective present SPACE / SENSE - a two-

part concert series exploring physical space, spatial perceptions

and sensory phenomena, within two very contrasting venues.


The first concert (09/06) at TAKK (a converted shipping container

at HATCH, Oxford Road), will explore physical restrictions and

limitations, but also attempt to create a perception of the opposite -

vastness. The programme features two pieces - David Pocknee’s

thoroughly entertaining political statement 'Economics' (2010;

2017 version) whereby the landing of thrown objects determines

musical decisions, and 'overcast', a brand new multimedia Kinetic

premiere from Nina Whiteman. Nina’s recent work involves mazes,

labyrinths, navigation, physical limitations, and more, as both

composer and performer (with Trio Atem). The 30-minute

programme will be performed three times, with improvisation and

audience engagement resulting in substantial differences each time.


The second concert (03/07) is at VICTORIA BATHS - a disused

swimming baths. The programme consists entirely of Kinetic

commissions - a performance installation created by Kinetic and

Vonnegut Collective, exploring sensory deprivation; a new audio-visual installation by Jordan T. Caylor which manipulates the material of the former, and a brand new work by RNCM PhD composer Bofan Ma - all exploring an extraordinary location.


Tickets available online IN ADVANCE ONLY due to programming reasons (you'll see...) at: www.ticketsource.co.uk/kinetic-manchester


See Facebook event page

7th DECEMBER 2018

So it's been 2 years since our first concert at the much-missed

Wonder Inn. We'd like to say a HUGE thankyou to everyone who

has been involved so far - composers, performers, donors /

funders, audience members, venues, supporting institutions etc...

you've all contributed to what has been a very rewarding journey

so far. See our gallery for the memories 😊

And the journey is only just beginning. We’ve been working over

the past few months on some pretty radical plans for 2019 and

we're really excited to sharing those with you soon 😃

Updates to come soon... in the meantime, Happy Anniversary to Kinetic! 🍾🍻🎉

14th JUNE 2018

Many thanks to everyone involved in KINETIC #3 last night - we had a blast and it was a pleasure to share so much wonderful new music with such an enthusiastic audience. Videos and audio recordings coming soon. Now for the debrief!

9th JUNE 2018

Artistic Director Shaun Davies and composer Manolis Ekmektsoglou recently

got together to discuss the composer's work and the upcoming 2nd UK

performance of his 'String Quartet no.2', as part of Kinetic #3 on June 13th.


You can read the full interview, with audio and video examples here.

28th MAY 2018

Composer Nate Chivers and Artistic Director Shaun Davies recently

discussed Nate's work and the upcoming World Premiere of his 'In the

Dead of Night' for classical guitar duo.


You can read the full interview, with audio and video examples here.

20th MAY 2018

Artistic Director Shaun Davies and composer Matt London to discuss Matt's

work, fascinating composition style and the upcoming second performance

of his 'Herbig-Haro' for violin and double bass.


You can read the full interview, with audio and video examples here.

17th MAY 2018


Tickets are now available for our next concert at LEAF MCR (Portland Street). Please see https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/kinetic-manchester

14th MAY 2018


Kinetic Artistic Director Shaun Davies recently sat down with composer Joe Shaw

to discuss his work, and the upcoming World Premiere of his piece for tenor

saxophone, live electronics and fixed visuals, ‘Medicine of Fire’.


Please click here to read the interview in full, along with audio and video examples.

4th MAY 2018


We have been granted funding for Kinetic #3 @ LEAF MCR by Arts

Council England!!! We are so overjoyed and cannot wait to deliver our

best concert yet to you all! Our Kickstarter is still absolutely crucial

though, as it was our pledge to ACE to raise a percentage of the budget

via crowdfunding. Please contribute whatever you can and share on your

online channels.


Click here to find out more!