SPACE//SENSE PART 1 YOUTUBE PREMIERE

12/05/2020

Thanks to everyone who joined us for this - was a very fond reminder of better times. There was such an amazing energy that night. Incase you missed it, it's available FOREVER at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAZl-Kk-Fvg

SPACE//SENSE ONLINE - GET READY!

10/05/2020

With the SPACE//SENSE (PART 1) YouTube premiere coming up on Tuesday night (9PM), we thought we'd wet your appetites a bit!

Check out the video trailer (right), and RVSP at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1344431729086738/

You can also read our interviews with featured composers David Pocknee and Nina Whiteman, discussing their careers, experiences, inspirations, compositional approaches, views on society and the role of contemporary art culture, and their works 'Economics' and 'Overcast' which featured.

David Pocknee feature
here.


Nina Whiteman feature here.

There's also plenty of photos from the event
here.

SPACE//SENSE PART 1 YOUTUBE PREMIERE

04/05/2020

On Tuesday night (the 12th) at 9PM we'll be reliving SPACE//SENSE PART 1 by premiering videos of 'Economics' by David Pocknee and 'Overcast' by Nina Whiteman, performed by Vonnegut Collective as part of our collaborative project last Summer. Stay tuned on social media and we'll be sharing the links here soon!

COVID-19 UPDATE

27/03/2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have today released a statement outlining our plans in response. Throughout May and beyond we'll be redirecting our practice into remote platforms and bringing you a new series of livestream performances from Manchester sound-art collective SHOAL, plus Kelly Jayne Jones, Jan Hendrickse and more.

See here for the statement in full.

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[ I N T I M A T E ] FESTIVAL - THANKYOU!

28/02/2020

As the dust settles on [ I N T I M A T E ] festival, we just want to say a huge thanks from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who attended, to our venues - The White Hotel, Partisan and Paradise Works, and all the fantastic artists and performers. Outstanding quality, inspirational commitment levels, and together we created memorable experiences for audiences. Well and truly humbled. Time for a break and then onto the next - see y'all there!

Photos here. Audio / video coming soon.

[ I N T I M A T E ] FESTIVAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

18/01/2020

Super excited to share with you all our upcoming festival (which is actually only 1 month away...) -
'I N T I M A T E' - we'll be spending a few days exploring a theme of intimacy, with a great variety of responses from the worlds of sonic art, visual art and performance art. Truly humbled to have so many AMAZING artists and performers involved, and no doubt this is our biggest and best project to date. And I'm very grateful to have my friend Stephen Bradshaw onboard with planning this time 😊

Featured artists/performers include the fabulous...
Charlie Sdraulig, Marco Fusi, Winnie Huang, Gwen Rouger, Stephen Bradshaw, Andy Ingamells, Kathryn Williams, Aviva Endean, Merel Theloesen, Carolyn Chen, David Helbich, Oliver Thurley, Pauline Oliveros, Charlotte Amelia Rose Marlow/Chrissie Pinney, Larry Goves, James Saunders, Rosalind Ridout, Callum CoomberDarren Gallacher, Timothy Cape & George Brecht.


All info and tickets available here. And please keep up to date on our social media channels!

Design credit: Abby Clarke

 

Cheers and I hope to see many of you beauts there! 😁
Shaun x

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SPACE//SENSE - THANKYOU!

05/07/2019

Thanks so much to everyone who made the SPACE//SENSE project such a wonderful experience - Vonnegut Collective, TAKK, Victoria Baths, everyone who documented it and of course you, our lovely audience!

Photos are now available to view here and we'll be uploading audio and video in due course here.

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DAVID POCKNEE INTERVIEW

30/05/2019

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.

You can read the interview in full here.

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NINA WHITEMAN INTERVIEW

27/05/2019

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).

You can read the interview in full here.

27/05/2019

SPACE//SENSE PROJECT ANNOUNCEMENT!

28/04/2019

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

07/12/2018

2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY =D

07/12/2018

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! 🍾🍻🎉

LEAF CONCERT - THANKYOU!

14/06/2018

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!

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MANOLIS EKMEKTSOGLOU INTERVIEW

09/06/2018

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.

NATE CHIVERS INTERVIEW

28/05/2018

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.

MATT LONDON INTERVIEW

20/05/2018

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.

TICKETS FOR LEAF CONCERT NOW AVAILABLE!

17/05/2018

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

JOE SHAW INTERVIEW

14/05/2018

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.

FUNDING FOR KINETIC #3 SECURED!

04/05/2018

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!