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Manchester Collective bring the otherworldly to Sunny Bank Mills

In their first major touring project of the year, Manchester Collective are bringing a strange and unsettling set of otherworldly music to Farsley’s Sunny Bank Mills later this month.

Manchester Collective’s musicians and creative producers aim to shape new ways of experiencing classical music through their experimental programming and daring cross-art collaborations.

Molly Joyce’s ecstatic High and Low opens the programme – a solo piano presented as a celestial, supercharged, percussive force of nature. 

Curved Form (St Endellion) by Alex Groves, performed live for the first time, conjures up a meditative seascape for live electronics and strings.

Listeners are submerged in cascading tides and layered textures, contrasting sharply with Andrew Hamilton’s frenetic In Beautiful May.

The night finishes with George Crumb’s enigmatic Vox Balaenae, performed on instruments that are amplified and modified.

Voice of the Whale’ runs on 30 September at The Old Woollen at Sunny Bank Mills, featuring music by Alex Groves, Molly Joyce and George Crumb: More details and booking details can be found here.

Manchester Collective are holding major residencies at London’s Southbank Centre, St George’s Bristol and Hallé St Peter’s in Manchester alongside intimate gigs in Salford, Farsley, Birkenhead and Nottingham.

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