A Music Residency program.

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Ex Easter Island Head & /

BBC Philharmonic Ensemble

w/ Laura Cannell



Back in 2015 Samarbeta brought a very special collaboration to Sounds From the Other City festival between Liverpool based trio Ex Easter Island Head (EEIH) & selected members from the BBC Philharmonic. You can listen to a 2 minute excerpt of the 25 minute piece here.


This year’s Sounds From the Other City festival promises to be the biggest since it launched 13 years ago, and also marks the conclusion of the exciting and acclaimed trilogy of collaborations between Liverpool based alternative music trio, Ex Easter Island Head (EEIH) and musicians from BBC Philharmonic - in conjunction with us, Samarbeta.


“SFTOC itself is the truest representation of what Manchester music is today’”-  NME


The previous two collaborations have resulted in the composition of new and vibrant pieces of music featuring EEIH performing alongside a harpist, viola player, violinist, trumpet player, and double bass from the BBC Philharmonic. Performances have taken place in atmospheric locations including Vimto Gardens and Salford Cathedral as part of Sounds from the Other City in 2015 and 2016.


For this final instalment in the trilogy, EEIH will join forces with musician, singer and composer Laura Cannell whose recent album, Simultaneous Flight Movement was deemed one of Radio 3’s Late Junction’s Top 12 Albums of 2016. Joining Cannell and EEIH once again are players from the BBC Philharmonic, including a multi-wind pipe instrumentalist, a trumpeter, a violin player and a viola player.


“Cannell is revolutionising the recorder, pushing raw, wind-whipped compositions through it” - The Guardian


Cannell specialises in playing fiddle, overbowed fiddle, double recorders and other rarefied wind instruments. Her compositions often draw upon ancient transcendental and earthly music and this unique collaboration sees her teaming up with EEIH and the BBC Philharmonic to compose a brand new, site-specific composition to premiere at this year’s Sounds From the Other City Festival at Salford Cathedral on Sunday 30 April 2017.



Performance times at the festivla are still TBD but the festival itself is a ticketed event and this performance will be a FREE ticket within the event, available to collect from Islington Mill on the day of the performance from 2pm onwards.



PART THREE: February-April 2017

Performance: Sunday April 30th 2017 at Sounds From the Other City Festival.

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Photo Credit: Jamie Robinson