June 29, 2017 - New Order + Liam Gillick - ∑(Νo,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick
June 29, 2017

New Order + Liam Gillick

Old Granada Studios, Manchester.

∑(Νo,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick
So it goes...
June 29–July 15, 2017

mif.co.uk

∑(Νo,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes...
Manchester International Festival 2017

For MIF17, New Order, will take over Stage 1 of Manchester’s Old Granada Studios for a very special series of intimate performances created in collaboration with artist Liam Gillick.

This MIF world premiere will see New Order deconstructing, rethinking and rebuilding a wealth of material from across their career for audiences of just 1200 a night. Inspired by this reinvention of the band’s catalogue, Liam Gillick will be transforming the historic space at Old Granada Studios into an immersive environment, creating a stage set that responds dynamically to the music.

The band will play alongside a 12-strong synthesizer ensemble from the Royal Northern College of Music, put together especially for these shows, with Manchester composer Joe Duddell conducting and providing the orchestration.

Also at MIF17 is True Faith, a major new exhibition at Manchester City Art Gallery celebrating the legacy of Joy Division and New Order through the wealth of visual art their music has inspired.

Curated by Matthew Higgs and Jon Savage with archivist Johan Kugelberg, True Faith is centred on four decades’ of work from artists such as Julian Schnabel, Jeremy Deller, Liam Gillick, Mark Leckey and Slater Bradley, all directly inspired by the two groups and their visual identity; consequently True Faith will feature Peter Saville’s seminal cover designs, plus performance films, music videos and posters from the likes of John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger, Lawrence Weiner, Jonathan Demme, Robert Longo and Kathryn Bigelow.

MIF brings together world-renowned artists from different art forms and backgrounds to create dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking new work, staged in venues across Greater Manchester—from theatres, galleries and concert halls to railway depots, churches and car parks. MIF works closely with venues, festivals and other cultural organisations around the world, whose financial and creative input helps to make many of these projects possible. The Festival also works widely within communities around Manchester, originally with MIF Creative and now with a new initiative called My Festival.

∑(Νo,12k,Lg,17Mif)
New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes..
Conducted and orchestrated by Joe Duddell
Curated by Dave Haslam & Mark Beasley
Commissioned by Manchester International Festival and Wiener Festwochen.
Produced by Manchester International Festival.
June 29, July 1, 6, 13 & 15, 8pm
Stage 1, Old Granada Studios, Lower Byrom Street, M3 4FP sold out

True Faith
From Friday, June 30, daily 10am–5pm (until 9pm on Thursday)
Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL Free, no ticket required

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