The Volkov Commanders...

Thursday 28 March Sam Series and Word of Warning present┬áPanopolis Panopolis is an immersive experience – a specially commissioned experiment in sound, storytelling, and audience interaction. The Volkov Commanders are collaborating with three musicians on this combined gig, club night, and performance art event. The overarching theme and aesthetic is inspired and influenced by the era of silent film, lofi cinematic special effects, mime, mirror-trickery and the film Metropolis. A series of three interlinked performances, with interludes between. As a performance is happening each musician will be composing the soundtrack in real time. All the musicians are prolific jack-of-all-traders, meshing digital and analog sounds into hypnotic soundscapes. Together they tally up a lengthy list of bands, collaborations, DIY record labels, and pet projects. They are Marlene Ribeiro of Gnod, Callum Higgins, founder of Baptists and Bootleggers, and Dave Mclean from Naked (on Drugs). Volkov Commanders feel a kinship with these three, and have chosen them as collaborators because of their like-minded approach to working and creating, continually experimenting with different combinations of processes, situations, and materials. MUSICIANS Negra Branca (Tesla Tapes / Gnod) Long term member of Gnod, a band whose ever evolving psych-drone space-rockers has been transfixing audiences for years. This will be her first solo performance as Negra Branca, coinciding with her first release on Tesla Tapes. Expect to hear everything from early Tricky style lurching, choral pop and favela stomp, all coated in a sticky glaze of sweet and sour chilli sauce. http://teslatapes.bandcamp.com/album/negra-branca David McLean (Tombed Visions) David is a prolific musician, artist, promoter and head of a record label, who is involved in many interesting projects across the city. Collaborating with other musicians, playing alongside band members Naked (on Drugs), putting on some of the cities most interesting gigs as...

Disco Cave

The Volkov Commanders are pleased to invite you to: The Disco Cave Panoply 1.An impressive and wide display 2.A complete suite of Armour DISCO CAVE 1. Any of various forms of dance, often improvisational, performed to such music 2. A hollow in the earth Panoply is a performance art event based in costume, fashion design and theatre. It is a new cultural masquerade in which we create fiction for the sake of spectacle. Following on from the success of the last two Panoply shows, the Volkov Commanders are back to bring you a one off evening performance: The Disco Cave. The performance will take place at Kraak the venue on Wednesday 30th November from 6pm. You are invited to join our future art cult, www.panoply-manchester.blogspot.com www.facebook.com/volkovcommanders  ...