Saturday November 9th 2019 marked 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. This free afternoon event celebrated that anniversary through live music, conversation and film, as part of the Homobloc Festival at YES, Manchester.
Queer curator, DJ and co-founder of Manchester Digital Music Archive, Abigail Ward, debuted new live material in response to the theme of the Berlin Wall, with percussionist Howard Jacobs (808 State/Mr Wilson’s Second Liners), bass player Cathy Brooks (Dub Sex) and synth torturer Mandy Wigby (Sisters of Transistors/Architects of Rosslyn).
We are grateful to the following organisations for their support: Homobloc, YES, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester Digital Music Archive, Arts Council England, Economic and Social Research Council, RAH! Research in Arts and Humanities and The Lapsed Clubber.
DM Lab supports the development of new accessible musical instruments for Disabled musicians. Drake Music holds meetings every month, led by musician Abigail Ward, at Levi’s Studios at Z-arts, Hulme, Manchester where disabled musicians, music technologists, coders and instrument-makers gather to discuss, develop projects, have a jam, and access the recording studios.
Meetings range from small informal gatherings where work is shared and developed, to larger presentation based events and everything in between. For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020 dates: Mon Jan 27 Mon Feb 24 Mon Mar 30 Mon April 27 Mon May 18 Mon June 29 Mon Jul 27 Mon Aug 24 (TBC) Mon Sep 28 (TBC) Mon Oct 26 (TBC) Mon Nov 30 (TBC) Mon Dec 14 (TBC)
Please note: Z-arts dates are cancelled due to Coronavirus.