At Kinetic, we programme and commission modern experimental arts from a humanist perspective, curating  experiences which thoroughly consider location and explore environment-performance-human relationships. Our roots are cemented in experimental music but through these interests, there are no disciplinary boundaries in our programming.  We tend to present experiences outside of traditionally used spaces, and encourage more communicative, intimate relationships between audiences, performers and artists. Kinetic is based in Manchester, UK, and always strives to find a balance between supporting local, emerging artists and more established national and internationally renowned artists.

See below for information about our previous events.

Kinetic is...


Artistic Director

Shaun is a composer and recent Masters graduate of the RNCM where he studied with Larry Goves and Gary Carpenter. Over the past three years, his work has been performed by House of Bedlam, Mimitabu, RTE ConTempo Quartet, Vonnegut Collective, Psappha, and various performers/ensembles from the RNCM and University of Salford, and has been featured by nonclassical, BBC Radio 3, New Music North West Festival 2017 and New Music Manchester Festival 2019.  The main focuses of his recent experimental work are social mobility and interpretive freedom - creating works which democratise participation to include anyone willing and able, and inviting participants to respond to instructions which encourage discovery and throw up a wide variety of results.


Operations Manager

With a professional background in secretarial work and administration, Ai graduated First in BA Music in 2017 at University of Salford specialising in Performance and Arts Administration and obtaining an award for achieving the highest mark in this discipline. Currently, she studies a MSc in Events Management at University of Lincoln. Co-founder of Kinetic, Ai combines this project with the fronting of two bands.




june/july 2019

LEAF Manchester


JunE 2018

Digital Performance Lab

New Music North West Festival


Nov 2017

The Wonder Inn


Dec 2016

International Anthony Burgess Foundation


May 2017