An evening of music called ‘Sounds of the Engine House’ conjures up the heaviest of metals and the darkest of dingefests, a night where neck tattoos are the scary kind and every awkward glance is a dance with death. This, however, is not the case (at least we hope not) for Saturday’s event at the Anthony Burgess Fundation. Sounds of the Engine House is a collective dedicated to programming new music by living composers throughout the UK. This time they welcome Phoenix Clarinet Quartet who have teamed up with vocal sculptor Jason Singh (pictured) to perform new work by composer Eve Harrison. The Cassia String Quartet are to perform a new work by multi-award-winning composer Aaron Parker, and soprano Aimee Toshney has programmed a selection of songs by André Previn. Sounds of the Engine House have never sounded so sweet.

Fri 8 Feb, International Anthony Burgess Centre, Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge Street, M1 5BY, Tel: 0161 235 0776, 7.30pm, £5,

Fri 8 Feb
John Stansfield
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Thu 7 Feb 2013