Unquiet: Carmen Villain and Manchester Camerata

+ Robert Ames and Ben Corrigan present CARBS

Saturday 29 October 2022

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Unquiet is the progressive new live experience devised by acclaimed conductor and composer Robert Ames and brought to life by the world renowned Manchester Camerata alongside a rotating cast of artists.

The Manchester Camerata Ensemble will perform alongside rising electronic artist Carmen Villain who presents a world premiere of a commissioned work by the orchestra called ‘Faces’. Following a live set from Carmen Villain, the Manchester Camerata will join her for the new piece.

Before that Ensemble will perform work by AFRODEUTSCHE, Bryce Dessner, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Philip Glass, and Mica Levi.

Support comes from Robert Ames’ collaboration with Ben Corrigan, CARBS, who released their self-titled debut album earlier this year.

“It doesn’t get much better than this”
– The Independent on Manchester Camerata

“Robert Ames is a super-connector in modern music”
– The Guardian

“A triumph of quiet beauty”
– The Fader on Carmen Villain

Commissioned by Manchester Camerata and NEWFORM and curated by Robert Ames, with thanks to Composer Magazine and co-commissioners Norwich Arts Centre.


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Robert Ames and Ben Corrigan


Manchester Camerata
‘He Sings Over Me’
Bryce Dessner ‘Aheym’
Hildur Guðnadóttir ‘Ascent’
Philip Glass String Quartet No. 2, ‘Company’
Mica Levi ‘Thoughts are born’


Carmen Villain
Solo set

Carmen Villain with Manchester Camerata

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Unquiet: Carmen Villain and Manchester Camerata

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