Friday 14 February – doors 7pm – start 7.30 | £10 / £7 students | BUY TICKETS
Distractfold present the last instalment in a series of two exciting evenings of contemporary music that they’re bringing to venues in Manchester and London featuring renowned New York-based trombonist and composer, Weston Olencki. The evenings programme includes works by Anna Kurson, Hanna Hartman, Weston Olencki, Sam Salem and Santiago Díez Fischer.
UK-based ensemble, Distractfold, are a group of performers, composers and curators all acting out of shared love, passion and interest in the music and culture of our times. Coming from different continents, backgrounds and having received a diverse education, together they create a nexus of ideas and influences which all contribute towards the ensemble’s unique voice and identity. They perform acoustic, mixed and electroacoustic music of their peers, alongside music of the more established composers with whom they have formed close collaborations and friendships.
Weston Olencki is a South Carolina-born musician working at the intersections of improvisation, contemporary composition & extended instrumental performance, new media technologies, and noise-based practices. His work is concerned with material conditions sound and its diffusion, using experientially-driven structures to examine sonic relationships with metaphor/signification, informational complexity, technological mediation, psycho-acoustic perception, and geographical identity.