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Music, Tue 10 Mar 2020

Vie de merde & Ancient Infinity Orchestra

Vie de merde & Ancient Infinity Orchestra


With influences as diverse as Ligeti, The Fall, and Evan Parker, Vie de merde (VDM) create sounds that defy categorisation and challenge stylistic norms. With their unique instrumental line-up of brooding bass sax, microtonal electronics and explosive drums, VDM evoke soundscapes ranging from the delicate and ethereal to sonic onslaughts guaranteed to rip the face off even the most ardent noise music devotee. This new, exciting collaboration between three distinct voices is guaranteed to excite, shock and annoy in equal measures.

Vie de merde
Richard Baetke, Bass saxophone
Adam Burke, Electronics/Percussion
Nick Katuszonek, Drum kit

Ancient Infinity Orchestra will take you on a cosmic journey into the unknown, simultaneously providing a sense of familiarity with diatonic grooves to springboard from. From textures of lyrical oboe and harp to waves of electronic thundering, wailing saxophones and raucous percussion, the ensemble will seamlessly transition between free and conducted improvisation, arranged compositions and audience participation.

Ancient Infinity Orchestra
Ozzy Moysey, Composer/Double bass
Joel Stedman, Composer/Bass clarinet/Flutes
Khemi Shabazz, Oboe
Evan Davies, Mandolin
James Milligan, Guitar
Harley Johnson, Keys
Georgie Buchanan, Voice/Harp
Jacob Reader, Alto sax/Flutes
Matt Cliffe, Tenor sax/Flutes
Elliot Roffe, Double bass
Azizi Cole, Drums

Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 10 Mar 2020 19:30 to 00:00




3 Quarry Hill,



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Map reference: SE 309336  Lat: 53.79823 Long: -1.53125

Leeds City Station, situated on New Station Street, is approximately a 10-minute walk from Leeds College of Music.

Leeds Central Coach Station is situated on Dyer Street between Quarry Hill and Kirkgate Market, opposite the West Yorkshire Playhouse and just two minutes from Leeds College of Music. Regular services operate from Hull, London and Manchester Airport.

Enter the postcode LS9 8AH into your Satellite Navigation.

Leeds is located at the crossroads of the M62 and the M1, and just a few kilometres from the A1.

When entering the city, follow the brown road signs for ‘West Yorkshire Playhouse’ at Quarry Hill, just off the A64 York Road in the centre of Leeds – or you can follow the City Centre Loop signs.

Major attractions, including the West Yorkshire Playhouse, are identified on the Loop signs. The Conservatoire is at Loop Junction 12.

Please note the Conservatoire does not have any car parking space. We recommend that visitors use the multi-storey car park on Harper Street near Leeds Kirkgate Market.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Leeds station


  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality