Music of the Unseen
  • Friday 18 November 2022, 7:00pm
  • The Stoller Hall
  • £17 - £5

Ages 18+ (under 18s will need to be accompanied by an adult)

Music of the Unseen is an interdisciplinary collaboration between acclaimed composer Bobbie-Jane Gardner and Academy Award nominated documentarian and photographer Brian (B+) Cross .

This collaboration celebrates the legendary musical contributions of composer-arranger-producers Charles Stepney & David Axelrod. Featuring new arrangements and interpretations of Axelrod and Stepney’s music, their music will be performed by the genre-liberated Project Instrumental ensemble, with live visuals and experimental film.

Composer-arrangers are often in the periphery, unsung, their work is often behind the scenes but their contributions are felt, elevating the sounds of pop/jazz and rnb with dazzling orchestral embellishments, voicings and compositional developments to dizzying heights.

Join us for what will be an incredible journey that shines a light on the sounds, stories and the musical communities impacted by the lives and musical careers of Step and Axe.

Audiences are invited to join us for an after-show party with curated DJ sets from Manchester’s Mr Scruff and Jon K, inspired by the music of Axelrod and Stepney.

Music of the Unseen
  • The Stoller Hall
  • £17 - £5

Performers

Performers

Project Instrumental Ensemble
Bobbie-Jane Gardener - Composer
Brian Cross (B+) - Visuals
Gabriella Liandu - Vocals
Adam Gibbs - Conductor

Ages 18+ (under 18s will need to be accompanied by an adult)

Music of the Unseen is an interdisciplinary collaboration between acclaimed composer Bobbie-Jane Gardner and Academy Award nominated documentarian and photographer Brian (B+) Cross .

This collaboration celebrates the legendary musical contributions of composer-arranger-producers Charles Stepney & David Axelrod. Featuring new arrangements and interpretations of Axelrod and Stepney’s music, their music will be performed by the genre-liberated Project Instrumental ensemble, with live visuals and experimental film.

Composer-arrangers are often in the periphery, unsung, their work is often behind the scenes but their contributions are felt, elevating the sounds of pop/jazz and rnb with dazzling orchestral embellishments, voicings and compositional developments to dizzying heights.

Join us for what will be an incredible journey that shines a light on the sounds, stories and the musical communities impacted by the lives and musical careers of Step and Axe.

Audiences are invited to join us for an after-show party with curated DJ sets from Manchester’s Mr Scruff and Jon K, inspired by the music of Axelrod and Stepney.

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