Neon | Future Yard

MANCHESTER COLLECTIVE PRESENTS

We’re delighted to be welcoming the musicians of Manchester Collective to our stage for what promises to be yet another stunning evening of music. This show explores the darker side of our urban dreams, with two new commissions from Hannah Peel and Lyra Pramuk either side of Steve Reich’s monumental double sextet. Hannah Peel’s titular Neon fuses layers of live electronics and field recordings with the acoustic performances of the Collective; while Berlin-based Lyra Pramuk presents a sensual world premiere, a meditation on feelings of disconnection and grief. These tunes are darkly swaggering, dirty and sly.
Tickets on sale now. Including early bird tickets and a limited number of discounted tickets available for Birkenhead residents.

Neon

As the sun starts to dip below the horizon, our cities change. One by one, streetlights and neon signs flicker into life. This nocturnal world, this Neon world, is a place of mystery where anything is possible.

Built around Steve Reich’s monumental Double Sextet, this show interrogates the darker side of our urban dreams, evoking the intrigue and momentum of sleepless nights and crowded streets. A pair of Manchester Collective commissions lie at the heart of the programme – Hannah Peel’s titular Neon is inspired by light and life, fusing layers of live electronics and field recordings from Shinjuku Station in Tokyo with the acoustic performances of the Collective. In her first major chamber commission, Berlin-based Lyra Pramuk presents a sensual world premiere, a meditation on feelings of disconnection and grief.

Elsewhere, David Lang’s underhand masterpiece Cheating, Lying, Stealing paints a picture of everything that can be wrong with a composer, and Julius Eastman’s much maligned Joy Boy presents a totally unique musical world of ‘ticker-tape music’.

Fast. Slow. Fast. Keep up. Don’t be late.

Please note Hannah Peel and Lyra Pramuk will not be performing live. They have been commissioned by Manchester Collective to compose some of the music in this programme.
Line-up: violin, cello, flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, live electronics.

Manchester Collective presents
Neon
feat. Hannah Peel’s Neon PLUS world premiere of work by Lyra Pramuk
Saturday 21st May 2022
75 Argyle Street
Doors 7pm / Performance starts promptly at 8pm (show includes 20-minute interval)
Tickets: £10 early bird / £12 full price / £5 discounted ticket for Birkenhead residents*
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*Birkenhead residents are able to access a limited number of discounted tickets for this event. These tickets are open to our immediate neighbours: residents living in Birkenhead and Tranmere, Bidston and Rock Ferry. Enter the first 4 characters of your postcode on the ticket site to access the tickets.

Tickets available online in advance or in person at the Future Yard Box Office. Any remaining tickets will be available on the door.
Future Yard is a cashless venue – all payments are taken by contactless or chip and pin. Live curfew 11pm.
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