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    November 19 News

    Welcome to this month’s news – we’ve some exciting stuff to tell you, so please read on…


    We’re delighted to announce that we have been awarded Arts Council England funding for our project 48 Hours – Adès/Rennie in 2020. It is the first time we have been awarded ACE funding, and we feel privileged to have the opportunity to explore new music and the ethos of VC within this project. A big thank you to all of those who helped us get this far, and for our fellow musicians for believing in the project! For more information about 48 Hours – Adès/Rennie, take a look here.

    For this project we also be doing some much needed crowd-funding, please sponsor an hour if you would like to support us!


    This month saw the start of our latest project with The University of Manchester. Some of you might remember in previous years, our new works about ‘touch’, ‘breath‘ and even one about Razor Clams. Our theme this year is ‘shape & colour‘ and we’re welcoming back Carl Raven (saxophones) and Hannah Campion (visual artist) to the collective. In this first workshop we met the 6 composers we’ll be working with, discussed ideas and experimented with sound and paper sculptures. We’ll be back there in February to see what they’ve come up with. Very very excited.


    Another exciting event that we have organised will take place this December. You can come and meet like-minded musicians, artists and makers of all kinds in the first Manchester New Music Network event. There will be performances of new works, improvisations, and a chance to chat to some of the wonderfully creative folk making new music in Manchester. For further information, look at our up and coming page, or you can purchase tickets here!

    As we move into yet another year, we’re delighted to have you all with us, and we think, thanks to all of our supporters, we can really make this the best year yet for new music!


    Here is an audio version of this month’s blog: