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Sage Sessions

Sage Sessions

Streamed to Facebook and YouTube

Free, no ticket required

Duration – 35 Minutes


Enjoy three short solo performances filmed in unusual locations in and around Sage Gateshead, giving new perspectives and angles on the building.

Performing are Geoff Kirkwood (Man Power) and Joe Snape, two of our new Artists in Residence, and Sarah Heneghan aka Power Out, who took part in Summer Studios last year.

The artists will be available online to do a Q&A with audience members in the chat during the stream on Facebook. So do chat with them and ask them any burning questions you have!

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Power Out (Sarah Heneghan)

Sarah is an active performer and co-writer in several projects, namely Beyond Albedo, an improvisatory EDM quartet from outer space, Le Shig, an alternative function band, and Rhiannon Scutt, a well-established Ani DiFrancoesque singer-songwriter from Sheffield. Sarah is also pursuing a solo project, ‘Power Out’, which brings together drum machines, bassline sequencers, and live drums to create a continuous set of beats; some dancey, others immersive. Let yourself be lit up in a space of grooves and loops.

Joe Snape

Joe Snape and Ian Sankey play an excerpt from Snape’s Religious Music, a longer electroacoustic piece based on an archive of church organ recordings made over the course of a night at the Reformed Church of Moabit in Berlin with composer and arranger Will Gardner in 2016. Imperfectly reproduced by sets of simple oscillators, these complex recordings are stripped of all but their most elemental acoustic character.
The result is an eerie but muscular kind of organ music that evokes pages of scripture bleached through use and dusty, early morning sunlight cast across an empty hall.
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Man Power (Geoff Kirkwood)

Geoff Kirkwood is best known as the international DJ and electronic music producer “Man Power”. As one of our artists in residence Geoff will be working as Bed Wetter, the guise for his more experimental musical output.
We will be assisting Geoff over the next 10 months in creating a piece of experimental music for performance which fuses electronic music, a live orchestra, archive material, field recordings and film, and which attempts to examine and celebrate working class people from the North East of England alongside concepts of internationalism and unity.
Geoff will showcasing some of the early filmed components he will be using in the piece as well as performing a brief ambient improvisation which he intends to record and use in the final finished presentation next year.

This concert is being streamed for free in support of Sage Gateshead’s ongoing three-year Crisis, Recovery and Renaissance fundraising campaign which was set up in response to the urgent financial challenge presented by Covid-19.

This campaign aims to safeguard Sage Gateshead and the wide range of work we do and will ensure that we’re able to continue our ongoing commitment to artist development.

If you can, please consider supporting our work and musicians or text SAGE to 70460 to give £20 (texts cost £20 plus one standard rate message)

Sage Gateshead exists thanks to the support of public and private donations.