Electronic Empires at “Band on the Wall”

Elec­tron­ic Empires is a new audio-visual com­mis­sion for New North and South that takes us on an inter­na­tion­al music­al adven­ture. Influ­enced by world music, indo-jazz, rock, indie and modern elec­tron­ic music this new new work fuses music­al dis­cip­lines and cul­tures 71 years after Indian and Brit­ish par­ti­tion.

Along­side the live music­al per­form­ance, Elec­tron­ic Empires’ A/V work will explore global topics includ­ing Indian cinema, sound design in a new DIY ‘cut up dub punk club’.

Using hand drawn graph­ic art and rich con­tent from loc­a­tion shoots around India and Manchester, the A/V artists and music makers are curi­ous, and will tell the story of the Shapes, Sounds and Signs of Things to Come in this stun­ning and thought-pro­vok­ing immers­ive per­form­ance.

New North and South
This show is part of New North and South – a three year pro­gramme of co-com­mis­sions, exhib­i­tions and intel­lec­tu­al exchange to cel­eb­rate shared her­it­age across con­tin­ents and devel­op artist­ic talent, pro­duced by a new net­work of eleven arts organ­isa­tions from across the North of Eng­land and South Asia.

The New North and South net­work, sup­por­ted using public fund­ing by the Nation­al Lot­tery through Arts Coun­cil England’s Ambi­tion for Excel­lence pro­gramme, will bring prom­in­ence to the work of lead­ing Banglade­shi, Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan and UK artists and include new artist­ic com­mis­sions, exhib­i­tions and per­form­ances in Manchester, Leeds and Liv­er­pool and in Colombo, Dhaka, Lahore, Kara­chi and Kochi.

This is a stand­ing show.

On March 22, 2018 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

At Band on the Wall, 25 Swan Street, The North­ern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JW