At Kinetic, we programme and commission modern experimental arts, creating memorable audience experiences which explore location, environment-performance-human relationships, and a whole range of concepts. 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.

Kinetic is...

SHAUN DAVIES

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, Ensemble Mimitabu (Sweden), RTE ConTempo Quartet (Ireland), Vonnegut Collective, Psappha, and various performers/ensembles, 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 work are social mobility and interpretive freedom - creating works which democratise participation and invite participants to respond to instructions which encourage discovery and a wide variety of results.

AI PUENTE-SANCHEZ

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.