If your a fan of experimental music then this event is for you!
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MANTIS Festival
20 – 21st February 
http://mantis-novars.blogspot.com/

Martin Harris Centre, University of Manchester

Saturday 20 February 2010 at 7:30 pm 
First MANTIS Battle of Improvised Music: Voice, acoustic instruments and electronics

With Gavin Osborne, Nina Whiteman, intrepid music students and great music improvisers from Manchester and beyond. Music trios selected on the spot will improvise in a battle of gestures and textures. Do not miss it!

INSTRUMENTS:
– Gavin Osborne – Flute / Bass flute
– Nina Whiteman – Voice
– Andreas Mniestris – Alto sax
– Philip Marks – Percussion /Drums
– Irma Catalina -Found objects; percussion
– Adam Melvin – Saxophone, double bass
– Rob Bentall – Double bass, electric guitar
– Camilo Salazar – Colombian bagpipe, electric guitar and pedals

LAPTOP & Electronics
– Mark Pilkington – (Synth keyboard)
– Richard Scott – (Buchla Synth)
– Panos Amelides (laptop)
– Ricardo Climent (laptop)


Sunday 21 February 2010 at 2:00 pm 
Acousmatic Concert: Works performed on the MANTIS sound diffusion system.

Programme:
Oliver Carman SAXY! – 8′ 40 (2010)
Chris Swithinbank Para cruzar el sueño – 4′ 44 (2010)
Panos Amelidis Etude 1 – 3′ 00 (2010)
Richard Scott Ghosts of the Gamecock – 5′ 00 (2010)
Manuella Blackburn Spectral Spaces – 10′ 41 (2008)
Panos Amelidis Etude 2 – 5′ 36 (2010)
Irma Catalina Alvarez D-espacio – 2′ 44 (2010)
Barry Truax Chalice Well – 14′ 00 (2009)

£4 full/£2 concessions for each concert

Special Festival 2-concert rate: £6/£3
University of Manchester Music Students admitted free


Through-out the Festival (20-21 Nov) 
Audio-Visual Works Selected from the MANTIS Call for Works

1) Laurie Radford – Filing
2) Antonio Scarcia – A un tempo
3) Claudia Robles – TRAVELOG 1 (Nuit Bleue)
4) Hiromi Ishii – Episode of Wind
5) Stefan Kreitmayer (Video) and Uwe Storch (Music) – Record of Proceedings (Legate)
6) Andy Dolphin and Ben Ramsay – Bric-a-brac
7) Sylvia Pengilly – Impossible Spaces
8) Daniel Blinkhorn – The Gossima Collective
9) Khmfn – Achtung! Future! – A science fiction movie.
10) Dave Payling – Theravada Colour Morph
11) Werner Cee and The Toxic Skies Orchestra – Dry Particle/Trails/Terraforming Earth
12) Joao Pedro Oliveira (Music) / Takagi Masakatsu (Video) – Bloomy Girls
13) Elsa Justel – Camet Norte
14) Francis Dhomont (Music) / Ines Wickmann (Video) – Sisyphe
15) Rodrigo Sigal – Lunar Life
16) Mike McFerron – Prelude to ’You bought this’

Saturday 27 February 2010 at 7:00 pm @ NEXUS ART CAFE
 Francesco Dillon (Cello) & guests

Francesco Dillon (Cello) performs mixed electroacoustic works at Nexus Art Cafe (2 Dale Street, Manchester M1 1JW). Admission Free.


Mauricio Pauly and Sam Salem collaborate on a new mixed work for Italian cello virtuoso, Francesco Dillon.
Programme:
New work for cello and diffused audio….Mauricio Pauly and Sam Salem
Double Contour, for cello and computer….Kumiko Omura
Psalm, for cello and electronics……………..Juste Janulyte
Oog, for cello and soundtrack……………….Michael Van der Aa
Curve with plateaux, solo cello……………..Jonathan Harvey

Nexus Art Café,
Dale Street, Northern Quarter
Manchester, UK
Saturday February 27th, 7pm

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