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Brighter Sound: Manchester After Dark

May 8, 2015

Brighter Sound: After Hours at Manchester Museum

Brighter Sound: After Hours at Manchester Museum
Thursday 14th May, 6-9pm, FREE

We are delighted to announce that Brighter Sound and Manchester Museum will be part of Creative Tourist’s After Hours programme of events in wider conjunction with Museums at Night taking place on Thursday 14th May. After Hours is a one night, city-wide programme of free events taking place across venues in Manchester. This year’s mix of new partnerships and musical mayhem takes in the places and spaces you don’t often get to after dark, when museums, galleries and libraries join together for a one-night, city-wide social.

Working in partnership with A Fine Line, we have taken up this year’s theme of ‘odd couplings’ to bring together composer and vocal sculptor Jason Singh and virtuoso guitarist Giuliano Modarelli, in the neo-Gothic surroundings of Manchester Museum. This collaborative project explores the potential of artists’ interdisciplinary collaborations with Traditional Indian arts practice.


‘Rice Farming’ by Ramesh Hengade

Jason and Giuliano spent an inspiring and exhilarating three weeks in the company of India’s Warli painters, Ramesh Hengade and Jivya Soma Mashe who are themselves exploring and experimenting beyond the boarders of tradition. The After Hours performance will encapsulate their sonic account of this journey and a musical animation of the museum’s collections set against a backdrop of Warli canvasses and images.

“I have been inspired both musically and visually by this commission. So much of what Giuliano and I experienced on our visit to the Warli village is reflected in the paintings that you will see around you at the performance. Using voice, acoustic guitar and a range of sampling technologies it is hoped that we have captured a small glimpse into the lives and spirituality of the Warli people.”

Jason Singh

Jason Singh is a sound artist, composer and vocalist whose music is generated through an ongoing exploration of the human voice in reaction to art, nature, technology and the world around us. His passion lies in multidisciplinary, cross art form collaborations where his musical talent can manifest in new and exciting ways.

Italian born Giuliano Modarelli’s unique and exceptionally innovative guitar style blends World Folk, Arabic, Flamenco, Latin and Eastern European sounds. His application of the Sarod technique has led to collaborations with masters of Hindustani music and his ability to subtly blend all that he has learnt enables him to create a true acoustic music for the modern world.

Come and join them for a night of innovation and eclectic excellence.

And Bad Language will also be performing in the Museum courtyard at 6pm.

Bad Language and the city: Linking together all the events taking place as part of Manchester After Hours are live literature supremos Bad Language. Walk the city to hear six stories at three special locations, choose one writer, or one venue – how you interweave these six standalone tales into the evening is up to you. Authors include Poet-in-Residence at the University of Dubuque, Iowa, Lauren K Alleyne, award-winning short story writer Carys Davies and local favourite, David Gaffney. Manchester Museum, 6pm-6.30pm; Central Library, 6.45pm-7.15pm; Museum of Science & Industry, 8pm-8.30pm (all drop in)

Manchester Museum, Thursday 14th May, 6pm – 9pm, Free


Jason Singh


Giuliano Modarelli

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