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.
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.
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
Sat 12th May Milton Keynes, MK Gallery
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.
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.
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.