Future Everything have a strong history when it comes to bringing musical pioneers to the city of Manchester: Steve Reich, Kraftwerk and Philip Glass are to name but a few, so it’s no surprise to see that they’re the first to bring Amon Tobin and his groundbreaking ISAM show to the Northwest as one of the headline events over May 16-19th for 2012′s edition of the Future Everything festival.
Following a string of sold out shows around the US, the live ISAM show is arguably (or unarguably in my opinion) the pinnacle of cutting edge visual mapping that is complimented by the strength of the ISAM album itself. Already championed by GBC you can find our review of what can be expected here.
Providing cultural rapport with this great booking is Matthew Herbert’s ‘One Pig’ live performance which charts the life of a pig from a farm in Kent to its consumption at a banquet in its honour. An avant-garde electronica piggy score has been created in which you’ll find samples of pigs harmonising with instruments made from pig matter that culinary God Heston Blumenthal helped to conjure up. All this will be tastefully served up on a tablecloth alongside bunting that’s all been made from pig’s blood too.
Everywhere from The MOSI and Academy One to Media City and Salford University will be used as venues. Expect experimental AV shows to flirt with inventive musical concepts in a weekend of genius, madness and innovation that will see all sides of the arts showcased in ways that are sure to get your brain working.
Head over to http://futureeverything.org/ to buy tickets and find out more about the festival internationally renowned for its activities within all the arts.