CoMA Manchester at Chorlton Arts Festival

Join CoMA Manchester for an ‘Allcomers’ open rehearsal and informal performance, featuring music by local composers about our environment.




12:15 pm


165 minutes


The Edge Theatre & Arts Centre Manchester Road Chorlton-cum-Hardy M21 9JG

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Join CoMA Manchester at their “Allcomers’ workshop, during which they will open their doors to anyone who wants to give contemporary music a try in an inclusive environment. During this 90 minute workshop, they will rehearse two pieces for mixed ensemble, including parts for spoken voice, hand percussion (provided), and instrumental parts so anyone can join in!

At the end of the workshop, participants will be invited to perform these pieces in an informal concert, alongside repertoire by composers from the Royal Northern College of Music. The entire day is part of our ‘Streaming Blue’ series and music has been chosen to reflect the environment, specifically Manchester’s rivers and parks. A ‘Streaming Blue’ exhibition will also be on display at the event, which contains the stories and sounds of local residents’ river use.

Allcomers workshop programme (12.15pm-1.45pm):

Robert Ashley ‘she was a visitor’
Tim Parkinson ‘Second Song for Many’

Performance (2pm)

Robert Ashley ‘she was a visitor’
Tim Parkinson ‘Second Song for Many’
Helena Zyskowska, ‘Psithurism’ (world premiere)
Tanguy Pocquet du Haut-Jusse, ‘En attendant, essayons de converser sans nous exalter, puisque nous sommes incapables de nous taire’ (world premiere)
Alex Chapman, ‘The Erratic Adjengar’