Manchester’s appropriately-named Wonder Inn is the venue for a very special night of analogue machines, conventional and home-made instruments, and immersive visuals to sweep away the January blues.
The line-up includes Vitalija Glovackyte’s ‘Virtual Love’, a story told through slide projector and mini synthesizer about a programmer creating his ideal love; Benjamin Duvall (Ex-Easter Island Head) presenting a mesmeric new work for prepared guitars and AM radios; ‘Who Is Raymond?’ by the indomitable Joe Snape, whose protagonist goes in search of the writer of a mysterious note found on the New York City subway; a performance by CHAINES, who still holds the honour of composing the only album this writer ever reviewed that managed to scare him witless; and warping loops and textures from Michael Cutting featuring a Fender Rhodes and three reel-to-reel tape recorders.
To say I’m jealous of Mancunians for having such a feast on their doorstep is understating things more than slightly. If you’re around and in the area, don’t miss it!
Date: Sunday 15 January 2017
Venue: The Wonder Inn, 29 Shudehill, Manchester M4 2AF
Tickets: £6.50 (book here)
Video: Vitalija Glovackyte’s ‘Virtual Love’