Great news! Brown Paper Tickets is being acquired by Events.com. Click here to learn more.
  View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
An assembly: D'Heudieres, Hill, Usher (Manchester)
International Anthony Burgess Foundation
Manchester, United Kingdom
Share this event:
Get Tickets
There are no active dates for this event.


An assembly: D'Heudieres, Hill, Usher (Manchester)
An assembly are a group dedicated to contemporary and experimental music, installation, and performance. 

Throughout the first week of October, An assembly will embark on their debut tour of the UK to Manchester, London and Birmingham, presenting exciting new music, film and performance by three emerging composers and artists: Louis DHeudieres, Rowland Hill, and Charlie Usher.

Throughout Louis DHeudieres 'Laughter Studies 6b', four vocalists stand downstage from a small instrumental quintet, describing and imitating their own private soundtracks of synthesised tunes and field recordings, transmitted to them via earphones in a surreal and hysterical collision of subjectivities accompanied by angular melodies and midi-drum solos.

Award winning visual artist Rowland Hill continues this process of interpreting found material in a new film and performance commissioned by An assembly. Created as a response to Edwin Denbys 1959 review of Stravinskys final ballet, 'Agon', Hill uses Denbys review and its relentless metaphors, references and precise visual shocks as a script for a new work, taking the linguistic articulation of a dance and returning it to a choreographed state through film, live performance and sound.

These three concerts will culminate in the world premiere of 'An assembly' by Brussels-based composer Charlie Usher, a 45-minute meditation on listening, hearing, and duration for large ensemble and audio. A constant wave of 14-second miniatures, 'An assembly' invites us to eavesdrop on real-time transcriptions of music Usher listened to while writing, and as the piece folds into itself, and unfolds away from us, we trace this vast new work into our evening.

Conceived as a large, open, and flexible group with no fixed line up, format or personnel, An assembly have appeared in many guises, tackling works from virtuosic ensemble scores to mass group readings, via text scores, graphic notation, long duration performances, one-on-one ASMR installations, physical performance, and wrestling.

Founded in 2017 by the conductor/composer Jack Sheen, An assembly have been a featured ensemble on BBC Radio 3, London Contemporary Music Festival and NTS Radio.

This tour is supported by Arts Council England, Sound And Music's Composer-Curator Scheme, and the Hinrichsen Foundation.


International Anthony Burgess Foundation (View)
3 Cambridge St,
Manchester, M1 5BY
United Kingdom


Arts > Performance
Film > Premiers
Music > Experimental

Minimum Age: 1
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Contact us
1-800-838-3006 (Temporarily Unavailable)
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Event Producers
Create an Event
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Find out about local events
Get daily or weekly email notifications of new and discounted events in your neighborhood.
Sign up for local events
Connect with us
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Instagram
Watch us on YouTube
Get to know us
Use of this service is subject to the Terms of Usage, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy of Brown Paper Tickets. All rights reserved. © 2000-2022 Mobile EN ES FR