Salford University, now with added MediaCityUK campus, continues to grow with the announcement of its inaugural Salford Sonic Fusion Festival. The four-day event celebrates explorations in contemporary music across its both its new campus and the Peel Park site just off the Crescent in Salford. The festival will present a range of experimental sonic experiences including sound installations, audio-visual and interactive live works and live performances. We’ve chosen the three events we’re most excited about…

Carter Tutti: Harmonic Coaction
Consisting of half of the members of English industrial music pioneers Throbbing Gristle, Carter Tutti – aka Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti (pictured) – inhabit the Digital Performance Laboratory for a ‘live audio assimilation of person, place and time’. Their show Harmonic Coaction is a series of sound works constructed from audio recordings relating to the very site they are performing in. Accompanied by visuals consisting of images again inspired by the performance site, this concert promises to create an audio-visual continuum brought to you by some of the most influential electronica musicians in the country. This show has sold out but a handful of tickets will be released in March via the site’s newsletter.
Thu 21 Mar, Digital Performance Laboratory, MediaCityUK Campus, University of Salford, Salford Quays, M50 2HE, Tel: 0161 295 010, 8.30pm, £18/£14, sign up for newsletter

Locsil and Roberto Fabbriciani
The Digital Performance Laboratory also brings us two contrasting yet complimentary musicians in one evening, with Vancouver-based soundscaper Locsil and Italian flautist Roberto Fabbriciani. Locsil has been likened to Twin Peaks’ composer Angelo Badalamenti, with his creations of sight-giving sound, whereas Fabbriciani is thought by many to have reinvented the flute through the turn of the last century. Only 100 tickets have been made available for this show so book early.
Fri 22 Mar, Digital Performance Laboratory, MediaCityUK Campus, University of Salford, Salford Quays, M50 2HE, Tel: 0161 295 0100, 7.30pm, £12/£7,

University of Salford Brass and Wind Band
A free event brought to you by the University’s Brass and Wind Band, playing works from the likes of Graciela Paraskevaidis, Chavez Varese and Witold Lutoslawski. The University also comes full circle by performing Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s piece Salford Toccatam which was commissioned by the University back in 1989.
Sat 23 Mar, Peel Hall, Peel Park Campus, University of Salford, The Crescent, M5 4WU, Tel: 0161 295 5000, 1pm, FREE (booking required),

Salford Sonic Fusion Festival, Thu 21 – Sun 24 Mar, various venues, times and prices,

Thu 21 Mar - Sun 24 Mar
John Stansfield
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Sun 17 Mar 2013