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MANON MCCOY & ALICE BROOKES

Alice Brookes and Manon McCoy are an experimental vocal duo based in the North creating immersive improvised pieces for voice and live-electronics. 

Formed at RNCM, the duo explore alternate performance methods, spaces and compositional approaches.
With collaboration and improvisation forming a core aspect of their work, the project is continual morphing and expanding to reflect the experiences of the two women.
The duo as a core are a practiced collaboration often extending to work with other artists and performers. Recent collaborators include: writer and poet Alastair Hesp - working on a series of vocal works exploring the stigma around Neurodivergence, and harpist Imogen Garnett and sound engineer Emma Lambert developing an installation performance for two harps, two voices and electronics.


Manon McCoy (she/her) is an experimental harpist, vocalist and sound artist who's practise is centred around alternate presentations of performance through creating immersive audience-engaging sound-art and challenging traditional performance constraints. Her performance credits include Lancaster Jazz Festival, LivIrishFest, Jazz at the Lescar, Yellow Arch and Positive Vibrations Fest.

Alice Brookes (she/her) is a vocalist, composer and improviser currently based in Manchester. Trained in classical singing but with a vast curiosity for sound and exploration, Alice has adapted the skills and experience she has of the classical world to navigate new music. Alice is a recipient of the Rosomond Prize 2022 and Freedom to Move Vocal residency (with Sophia Jernberg Nov 2022.

RELEASES

dissolve//compress 
Spatialised installation performance for two harps, two voices and live electronics. 
Composed by Manon McCoy

Performed at The Royal Northern College of Music April 2022.

Alice Brookes - voice + electronics
Manon McCoy - harp + voice + electronics
Imogen Garnett - harp + voice + electronics 
Emma Lambert - live sound + recording

we will wait here  
Improvisation for two voices and a guitar
FX pedal chain.

Alice Brookes - voice + electronics
Manon McCoy - voice + electronics

Recording and Mixing Manon McCoy

Voice From The Ward
  
Ongoing collaboration with poet Alastair Hesp working on a series of vocal works exploring the stigma around Neurodivergence by navigating his text through voice and electronics. 
These are two unreleased sketches in workshopping phase of the project.

 

distort me sketches

voice + guitar FX 

 

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