Please Note

Tickets are available online and for purchase and collection at Cornerhouse until an hour prior to the event (18:00 on Thu 7 Oct).

After this time, please collect or buy your ticket at the venue directly (The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Engine House, Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester M1 5BY)

Brief-Blue-Electric-Bloom is a unique piece of music-theatre which combines contemporary classical music, innovative sign language interpretation, poetry and textual projections. The piece incorporates a strikingly unusual contemporary score by Ailis Ni Riain for the rarely played Hungarian string instrument the Cimbalom and electric guitar/banjo. The piece explores the theme of relationship and communication breakdown and misunderstanding between people either perceived, notational or ‘real’. The poetry is rich, highly rhythmical, contrapuntal in nature, at times jarring, haunting and heart-breaking. We present a delicate yet challenging world where signs begin and music completes every sentence, where we strive, through difference, to communicate our desires, dreams and deviants…

Event Location

The International Anthony Burgess Foundation
3 Cambridge Street
M1 5BY

Supported by PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music Plus… an initiative developed in association with the hub, with funding from by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Arts Council England and Sound and Music.