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During last October’s Exchange Rates expo in Brooklyn we talked to Sluice__  about what running an arts project means to us during a break from our residency on the rooftop of Vazquez ( A new arts building project) making performance work, sound collage and site specific interventions. 

This series of interviews is called Encounters- if you liked our encounter- you might be interested in the others from Exchange Rates 

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A flash by of The Penthouse over 2013- in it’s first year of existence! So much more to come in 2014! Enjoy x

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Noise Above Noise _Three. “A brilliantly curated and visually stunning night of sound art and performance”- Manchester Finest. 

Noise Above Noise _Three. 

20 February 2014  Doors 6pm. Start 7pm. Finishes 10.45pm.

£3 entry (plus £2 corkage if bringing own bottle) - All door money goes to artists. 

An evening of experimental sound art, indeterminacy and performance all over The Penthouse studios and corridor project space. A Noise above the Noise of everything else. A selection of sound elevated. Everything made at The Penthouse flies from the rooftops. 

Noise Above Noise _Three Artists: 

Rosanne Robertson
Debbie Sharp
Gwendolen Osmond/ Triangle Cuts
Now Wash Your Hands
David Birchall
Kim Foale

(Order to be arranged on day)

Images of Rosanne Robertson and Debbie Sharp from Noise Above Noise _Two (bottom two) by Anne Louise Kershaw for Manchester Finest- See the Article and Follow Anne on twitter 

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A selection of images from Noise Above Noise II- November 28 2013 ft. (in order) Alison Cooper (Magpahi), Manoli Moriaty w/ Frances-Kay, Debbie Sharp, 2 Koi Karp, Rosanne Robertson and Kelly Jayne Jones. 

Photos of Debbie Sharp and Rosanne Robertson by Anne Louise Kershaw

Other photos by Rosanne Robertson

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Call for Artists

NOISE ABOVE NOISE is a new live sound art event by The Penthouse in Manchester city centre. The Penthouse welcome and support experimentation, improvisation, risk taking, challenges and new ideas. NOISE ABOVE NOISE is currently sporadic with views to be monthly. For this event we require artists wishing to try out new ideas and develop new live works. 

What? This is a call for new live work that needs to be heard. We do not care about categories, formats or which terminology you use to describe your work. 

Who? All live and/or sound artists.

Where? The Penthouse is an artist led work space on Hilton Street in Manchester City Centre’s Northern Quarter. Our hands get dirty and our ideas fly from the rooftops. 

Why? Because new sound art is important and we want to share it. 

When? Deadline for this call out is 23 October 2013. From this call we will select 2/3 artists/groups to be part of the next NOISE ABOVE NOISE mid November (date tbc) and we will also select artists to stay on ‘the books’ for future events. 

Money? We don’t have any. There is a suggested donation on the door which can be split between artists for travel expenses. If the night sees more support in coming months then other artists costs will be able to be covered in time.

How to Apply: Send us up to 3 examples of your live work in whichever format you choose to communicate it. Send us a short piece of writing on your proposed piece for the evening. Send to with NOISE in the subject box. 

Things to consider: We are an unconventional space- a 1960’s office block which has barely been done up any since. We are mainly corridor - which is a challenging space to work/perform in. This inbetween space is important to us and we enjoy utilising it in new ways. You have to bring all of your own setup. We have various tables that can be used- we also encourage artists to use the space in as many new ways as they can imagine- tables aren’t always the way. We have many electrical points. 

We look forward to hearing from you

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Be Live at The Penthouse - an evening of live art, sound and installation. 8 June 2013

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We are very pleased to announce that The Penthouse have been successful in their proposal to Arts Council England for funding for 'From the Rooftops’. From the Rooftops is a series of artist residencies and related open studios/shows/events as well as a pair of live art events and a group show. This will also involve a revamp on how we communicate activity, including a new website and an experiment into communicating ‘hands dirty’ art via all the senses. Details and call for artists to follow so keep an eye out for updates via our facebook, twitter and tumblr. A big thanks to ACE for supporting this artist led activity. We can’t wait to get stuck in! 



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