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Upcoming shows: Jane Weaver... Kiran Leonard... Eleanor Friedberger (The Fiery Furnaces)... Lower... Ultimate Painting... Undressed featuring The Travelling Band and Jesca Hoop... Tiny Ruins + Julie Byrne... Jeffrey Lewis & The Jrams... Vena Portae (ft. Emily Barker)... Steven James Adams... The Burning Hell... Kevin Morby... Ezra Furman... Angel Olsen... Lust For Youth... Clint Mansell... Haley Bonar... The Rural Alberta Advantage... Beans on Toast... Sweet Baboo & The Pictish Trail...

When: 7.00pm on Thursday 14 May
Where: Royal Northern College of Music, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD

Celebrating the genres of contemporary classical and minimalist electronica, the high-profile opening event of the Futuresonic 2009 festival features stunning live A/V performances from the world-renowned Mexican electronica artist Murcof, a rare UK performance from Icelandic composer Johann Johannsson and the Iskra String Quartet, with support from Mancunian Denis Jones.

Support between all live sets from the Last.fm DJ team.

Tickets are £16 advance, £14 concessions from Skiddle.com.

All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.

Hey! Manchester is supported by First Chop Brewing Arm.