Bido Lito! Feature
We've been featured in the latest issue of bido lito!. Reporter James Davidson came along to THE EDGE OF FANTASY at the Invisible Wind Factory and penned his thoughts...
In the basement at Invisible Wind Factory, MANCHESTER COLLECTIVE are playing Henryk Górecki’s String Quartet No. 2, and the audience is spellbound. I’ve never been to a performance like this: we’re sitting in a circle around the four musicians, and we are so close that we can follow the silent communication of their eyes as they challenge and respond to each other. The show is called The Edge Of Fantasy, and the quartet are fearless in propelling us across that edge.
The article also includes an interview with our Managing Director, Adam Szabo - quoted in a slightly more literal way than what he might have expected. #truthbombs
"Our mission statement is ‘Radical human experiences through live music,’ and everything has to come back to that,” Szabo explains. “It’s about not using the music and live performance as kind of a lukewarm anaesthetic that just blocks out the shit that’s going on in your life. It’s not a spa holiday for us. We want people to come and be moved and changed, and to have a visceral experience.