Curated by BBC Radio 6 Music tastemaker Mary Anne Hobbs, Dark Matter was a stunning collection of eight immersive shows from pioneering national, international and Manchester-based musicians. Lighting designer Stuart Bailes transformed Gorilla and the O2 Ritz, creating new universes for each artist. The line-up covered everything from drone metal to freeform jazz, street poetry to radical electronica – and all pushed creative boundaries to the limit.

Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival.

Photo: Mary Anne Hobbs at the O2 Ritz in Manchester, UK, October 2016
© Donald Christie

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