Juxtavoices in Salford



Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere is an improvising rock group featuring


Martin Archer – organ, saxophones

Chris Bywater – keyboards, laptop

Terry Todd – bass guitar

Sarah Henderson – violin

Walt Shaw – percussion

Steve Dinsdale – percussion


Initial starting point for the group’s direction was the music of Magma, Sun Ra, Terry Riley, Faust and Amon Duul.


Opening group Juxtavoices is Martin Archer’s 25+ voice semi-improvising choir which has been amazing and surprising audiences in unexpected locations across the region since starting to perform in early 2011.  By turns musical, poetic, theatrical and outrageous, this group is genuinely not like anything else you will have heard



Wed 12th October


Glossop Road, Sheffield

8.30 pm

£5 / £3 on the door


Wed 19th October


James Street, Salford M3 5HW

8.30 pm

£6 / £4 on the door

Venue 07813 276 808

Juxtavoices in Sheffield

The next Sheffield appearance for Martin Archer & Alan Halsey’s 25+ voice anti-choir will be at the annual Art in the Gardens event in the Botanical Gardens.

The group will be playing three different sets during the course of the afternoon: 12.30pm – Pavilion 1.30pm – Bear Pit 3.00pm – Bear Pit Works to be performed include Hugo Ball’s Dadaist sound poem Karawane, plus semi-improvised pieces based on texts by Samuel Beckett, Gertrude Stein and Alan Halsey. Admission price is to the whole event, which centres around exhibitions by locally based artists.

SUNDAY 4th SEPTEMBER 2011 BOTANICAL GARDENS, CLARKEHOUSE ROAD, SHEFFIELD £6 NOTES & SOUNDS presents Mick Beck tenor sax & bassoon Martin Archer reeds & electronic effects Steve Chase guitar & miscellaneous A brilliant and curious selection of left field exponents.

MONDAY 5th SEPTEMBER 2011 THE RED DEER, 18 Pitt Street, Sheffield S1 4DD 8pm £3.00/2.00 concessions.