Ages 18+ (under 18s will need to be accompanied by an adult)
Music of the Unseen is an interdisciplinary collaboration between acclaimed composer Bobbie-Jane Gardner and Academy Award nominated documentarian and photographer Brian (B+) Cross .
This collaboration celebrates the legendary musical contributions of composer-arranger-producers Charles Stepney & David Axelrod. Featuring new arrangements and interpretations of Axelrod and Stepney’s music, their music will be performed by the genre-liberated Project Instrumental ensemble, with live visuals and experimental film.
Composer-arrangers are often in the periphery, unsung, their work is often behind the scenes but their contributions are felt, elevating the sounds of pop/jazz and rnb with dazzling orchestral embellishments, voicings and compositional developments to dizzying heights.
Join us for what will be an incredible journey that shines a light on the sounds, stories and the musical communities impacted by the lives and musical careers of Step and Axe.
Audiences are invited to join us for an after-show party with curated DJ sets from Manchester’s Mr Scruff and Jon K, inspired by the music of Axelrod and Stepney.