A six-part series of Friday night experiments* featuring live music, conversations and original commissions from pioneering women at the forefront of music, art and science.
Inspired by the creativity that led to the discovery of the Nobel-Prize winning ‘wonder material’ graphene, The Hexagon Experiment brings together the North’s most exciting musicians and scientists for six free events – from music made by robots to a spectacular tribute to an unsung heroine.
Presented by Manchester based creative music charity Brighter Sound and the National Graphene Institute at The University of Manchester.
The Hexagon Experiment is part of Both Sides Now – a three-year initiative run by Brighter Sound to support, inspire and showcase women in music across the North of England.
#4: Making Waves
Fri 24 Aug / 6-9pm
An audio adventure created by the next generation of young female composers, sound artists and musical innovators, featuring cutting-edge music tech and found sounds. Led by four of the North’s most exciting electronic artists (Afrodeutsche, Caro C, Mandy Wigby, Vicky Clarke).
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#5: Wow Machine
Fri 31 Aug / 6-9pm
Boiler Shop, Newcastle
Liverpool electro-pop trio Stealing Sheep present a theatrical-musical-dance-art spectacular, in tribute to the electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire. With technical wizardry from experimental performance producers The Kazimier. Expect a hexagonal stage, sci-fi sunglasses and sparkly suits.
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#6: Works in Progress
Fri 7 Sep / 6-9pm
Genre-defying composer, producer and performer Anna Meredith explores the common language between musical and scientific composition in brand new work created with some of the best emerging female artists from the North East. In partnership with Generator.
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