One of the most innovative nights in the region, Video Jam is the most important experiment in the links between image and sound that Manchester has produced in recent years. Curating their own events of film makers and musical artists, they recently took over Manchester Art gallery for an event that was simply astounding – culminating in a march around the city centre.
For those that haven’t had the joy of experiencing a Video Jam in action, the premise is simple – a silent film plays, while the artists performing provide an off-the-cuff musical accompaniment – essentially giving a blind collaboration between the two, and creating some of the most breathtaking, spellbinding and unique moments that any other straightforward performance would struggle to match.
We’re also proud to announce that Video Jam will be taking up a (sort of) new space for Sounds from the Other City – though Bexley Square has become somewhat of an alternative hub for SFTOC over the years, this will be the first time that we properly utilise the space itself for performance – with the erection of a tent providing the setting for Video Jam, and acting as the perfect rest-stop for those between stages, as well as one of the prime destinations for anyone attending the festival.
The first names to be announced for the Video Jam stage are…
The Happy Soul
The Lonesome & Penniless Cowboys
Slip Discs DJs
MORE NAMES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON