Electronic Empires is a new audio-visual commission for New North and South that takes us on an international musical adventure. Influenced by world music, indo-jazz, rock, indie and modern electronic music this new new work fuses musical disciplines and cultures 71 years after Indian and British partition.
Alongside the live musical performance, Electronic Empires’ A/V work will explore global topics including Indian cinema, sound design in a new DIY ‘cut up dub punk club’.
Using hand drawn graphic art and rich content from location shoots around India and Manchester, the A/V artists and music makers are curious, and will tell the story of the Shapes, Sounds and Signs of Things to Come in this stunning and thought-provoking immersive performance.
New North and South
This show is part of New North and South – a three year programme of co-commissions, exhibitions and intellectual exchange to celebrate shared heritage across continents and develop artistic talent, produced by a new network of eleven arts organisations from across the North of England and South Asia.
The New North and South network, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence programme, will bring prominence to the work of leading Bangladeshi, Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan and UK artists and include new artistic commissions, exhibitions and performances in Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool and in Colombo, Dhaka, Lahore, Karachi and Kochi.
This is a standing show.