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Upcoming shows: Guadalupe Plata... Will Samson... Ben P Williams with Shimna... Kathryn Williams & Polly Paulusma... Jean-Michel Blais... Gratis: Simeon Walker... Martin Kohlstedt... Kristin Hersh... Lande Hekt... Someone... An Evening with Honeyblood... The Breath... Hania Rani... Ye Vagabonds... Jim Ghedi & Toby Hay... Thomas Truax... Gratis: Wesley Gonzalez... Wreckless Eric... The David Tattersall Group... One Little Atlas... His Lordship... OFF!... BC Camplight... Julie Byrne... Freya Beer... Edwin R. Stevens... Peter Brewis... Smoke Fairies... Lambert... Withered Hand & Darren Hayman... Holy Moly & The Crackers... The Rural Alberta Advantage... The Unthanks in Winter... John Craigie... John Francis Flynn... Junior Brother... Beans on Toast...

When: 7.30pm on Friday 19 August 2011
Where: Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER

We’ve been invited to promote a special free event at the Whitworth Art Gallery, featuring ambient, classical and folk music!

Hey! After Hours at the Whitworth Art Gallery

Responding to themes within the Whitworth Art Gallery‘s current exhibition, Projections: Works from The Artangel Collection, you’re invited join us for an evening of ‘solos’ within the gallery. From Jason Singh‘s ambient soundscapes, made up of layers of vocal textures, to a unique performance of Philip Glass pieces from the RNCM’s Prism Quartet, challenging the conventions of group performance by splitting the string players up around the building.

Liz Green will conclude the night with an intimate performance within the stunning Pilkington gallery. Re-emerging after a three-year lull in releases, Liz releases her long-awaited debut album, O, Devotion!, on Pias in November, preceded on 22 August by a single, Displacement Song. Backed with a loose, lo-fi take on Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen (as made famous by the Andrews Sisters in the 1930s), the track is released on limited edition vinyl via Liz’s new label, Play It Again Sam.

Featuring ground-breaking film and video installations from two decades of Artangel commissions, Projections includes High Wire, Catherine Yass’s multi-screen installation of a vertiginous walk in the sky, Seven Walks by Francis Alÿs and Atom Egoyan’s Steenbeckett, based on the moving monologue from Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape. You’re free to explore these works and others during the evening.

Hey! After Hours is a free event – just turn up on the night!

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