Commissions, Tours & Tickets

Initially spanning two years, the OUTLANDS programme includes six flagship tours (three per year), each showcasing new work commissioned by one of the ten partner organisations, across eight regions that comprise the network.


Design by Joe Gilmore

Design by Joe Gilmore

OUTLANDS #1  MAY 2018

MATANA ROBERTS & KELLY JAYNE JONES

The internationally renowned US composer, saxophonist, mixed-media practitioner, and sonic voyager Matana Roberts (perhaps best known for her acclaimed Coin Coin project, ongoing and unfolding via Constellation Records) and British sound artist/improviser Kelly Jayne Jones, have announced a new live collaboration, the first in a series of special live shows programmed by OUTLANDS, a new national experimental music network.

Roberts and Jones are two artists from disparate backgrounds, finding affinity in practices charged by fiercely personal philosophies on sound. Both artists embrace improvisation, resist accepted narratives of sound, are community-minded and believe in democratic, shared, free-music making that erodes barriers. In other words, they perfectly embody what OUTLANDS is striving for – more info and dates below.

Roberts and Jones will weave their own approaches into live collaborative works informed by deeply expressive playing, tactile electro-acoustic interplay and a broader shared politics of resistance/defiance.

Matana Roberts (left), photograph by Jason Fulford | Kelly Jayne Jones (right), photograph by Hannah Ellul

Matana Roberts (left), photograph by Jason Fulford | Kelly Jayne Jones (right), photograph by Hannah Ellul

TOUR DATES, MAY 2018

Fri 4th May             Bristol, Cube Cinema, promoted by Qu Junktions                                                 
Weds 9th May      London, Ghost Notes, promoted by Upset the Rhythm                                                       
Thu 10th May       Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion                                                  
Fri 11th May           Cambridge, St Barnabas Church, promoted by Cambridge Junction                                     
Sat 12th May         Milton Keynes, MK Gallery                                                 
Thu 17th May        Plymouth, The House, promoted by Peninsula Arts/KARST         
Fri 18th May           Birmingham, Centrala Gallery, promoted by Supersonic Festival                                 
Sat 19th May         Manchester, The Portico Library, promoted by Fat Out                                  
Sun 20th May        Bradford, Fuse Art Space                                                             

TICKETS: Purchased via links above.

In the spirit of ensuring the shows are widely accessible prices are capped for all shows.

Tour commissioned by OUTLANDS, produced by Qu Junktions and supported by Arts Council England and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.


FUTURE TOURS

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OUTLANDS #2 JUNE/JULY 2018

Yunohana Variations: YOSHIMIO (BOREDOMS/(OOIOO) / SUSIE IBARRA  / ROBERT AIKI AUBREY LOWE (LICHENS)

Supersonic, Birmingham present a new collaborative performance  between three improvisational luminaries. The performances will explore spontaneous composition, revealing the freedom and musical immediacy of all three artists’ individual unique techniques with the interplay between them creating a dynamic spectrum of experimental sound.


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OUTLANDS #3 NOVEMBER 2018

RASTER NOTON VS DRIFT

Fuse, Bradford present a collaboration between DRIFT; a modular sensory installation project and artists from legendary German electronic label Raster Noton performing live inside the installation. An  immersive sound-activated, audience-responsive, digital  sound and light installation with audiences simultaneously creating live digital art on a large scale.


More details to be revealed over the coming months.