"The craziest, most mental, intense, dark and passionate piece of art I've ever witnessed. Maddest night sober I've ever spent." (Audience member)
Known for their imaginative programming and daring collaborations, the work of Manchester Collective has expanded at breakneck speed since their formation in 2016. They now play in concert halls, gig venues and factory spaces across Europe and the UK, performing a combination of cutting edge contemporary music, classical masterpieces, and staged work to a hungry, new audience.
New music is of vital importance to the Collective – in recent years, they have commissioned major works by artists including Edmund Finnis, Hannah Peel, Lyra Pramuk, and Laurence Osborn. Recent highlights include their Royal Albert Hall debut as part of the BBC Proms Festival; the creation of Dark Days, Luminous Nights, a daring installation made under lockdown with Blackhaine and Simon Buckley; and Sirocco, the international sensation featuring South African cellist Abel Selaocoe.
Manchester Collective record for the Icelandic label Bedroom Community. Their third album NEON was released in June 2023.
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