Liverpool Performs – Autumn Programme

lpool-performs-aut06.jpgLiverpool Culture Company is excited to bring you four very different and distinctive productions.
Make sure you catch these amazing four shows which form the final celebration of our Liverpool Performs 2006 programme.
You are sure to find something to thrill, move and inspire at these unique and stunning performances. Give these international artists a warm welcome on their first visit to Liverpool – for many of these
companies this will be their only UK appearance.
As an introductory offer for our shows at the Royal Court you can get half price entry to see The End Of Cinematics when you buy a ticket for The Carbon Copy Building. Plus we are offering a specially
discounted family ticket to see Scrap Arts Music.

bang-on-a-can-220.jpgBang on a Can All-Stars
Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
4th October

Liverpool Culture Company proudly presents New York’s Bang on a Can All-Stars, voted Ensemble of the Year in 2005 by Musical America.
This cutting edge ensemble brings together six of the world’s finest musicians to create a refreshing new sound in contemporary music. Mixing classical and electronic instruments with digital technologies, this explosive group expands musical horizons and is one of the few ensembles to perform at Steve Reich’s
Barbican birthday celebrations in 2006.
Repertoire includes Electric Counterpoint by Steve Reich and Manhatta by Michael Nyman.

scrap-arts-220.jpgScrap Arts Music
Royal Court
10th October. 7.30pm

Scrap Arts Music really blasted the roof off their sell-out concert at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. Make sure you don’t miss this athletic company of five amazing ‘action musicians’.
Scrap Arts Music bring their super-charged energy, funky rhythms and melodious sound to Liverpool from their own harbour city of Vancouver, Canada. This remarkable percussion ensemble uses dazzling mobile instruments they’ve created from scrap metal and construction salvage.
This musical extravaganza of pulsating passions and personalities, here for one night only, will appeal to all ages and is sure to thrill.

carbon-copy-building-220.jpgThe Carbon Copy Building
Royal Court
Wednesday 25th – Thursday
26th October. 8pm

Have you ever wondered how the other half live? Meet the people who live in two separate buildings on opposite sides of a city: one in a wealthy avenue and the other in a run-down alley. Eight contemporary singers and
musicians tell the story of parallel yet opposite lives in this comic book opera.
This extraordinary multi-media experience is based on Ben Katchor’s cult comic strip with music by the acclaimed Bang on a Can co-founders Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe. Katchor’s words and drawings are brought dramatically to life in this unmissable UK Premiere.

end-of-cinematics-220.jpgThe End Of Cinematics
Royal Court
Thursday 16th
– Saturday
18th November. 8pm

This incredible journey of the senses is like watching the very best music video come alive before your eyes as special effects are turned inside out!
Haunting electronic songs of love and longing composed by Mikel Rouse are fused with scenes of Paris as you’ve never seen it before. Original film footage provides a video backdrop for the live performers, in turn captured live and screened, creating a 3D film right before your eyes.
This European Premiere is a sensual work that expertly combines live performance, video and a pop-tinged original musical score that will inspire.