The Owl Project are performing a unique concert at Manchester Museum. Inspired by 1970s synthesiser culture and the DIY aesthetic, this experimental collective of artists and musicians combines traditional materials and electronics. They recently had an artist residency at the Museum, and it was during this tenure that they became interested in the prehistoric stone tool collection. In this new work, the idea that the sound of hand axes being made was once the percussion of everyday life was used as the basis for making music today. Working with archaeologists, Owl Project have created new sensors and audio technology to detect the movement and sound of tools being made. The live performance, which has the very literal title of Rock Music, will feature a stone axe being created, and the process will be transformed into a live music piece.

Sat 27 Feb, Kanaris Lecture Theatre, Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL. Tel: 0161 275 2648, 4.30pm, FREE,

Sat 27 Feb
A. James Simpkin
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Thu 25 Feb 2016