Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere At Burngreave Cemetery Chapel

Sunday 26th of July 2015 8:00pm

Martin Archer – organ, electric piano, electronics, Eb saxophones, clarinets, voice, VST trumpet 
Chris Bywater – organ, synthesizers & electronics, samples, percussion, voice, electric violin 
Steve Dinsdale – drums, floor percussion, synthesizer 
frostlake – voice, electronics, glockenspiel 
Yvonna Magda – electric violin, loops & electronics 
Walt Shaw – percussion, voice, electronics 
Terry Todd – bass guitar, effects, voice 
Mick Somerset Ward – concert, alto and bamboo flutes, Bb saxophones 



Very possibly the only 2015 date in Sheffield for this improvising rock group whose music references Terry Riley, krautrock, Sun Ra, Alice Coltrane and outward points in all directions.


We're very happy to be returning to Sheffield's strangest and spookiest venue following our appearance at the venue last October.





Nick Robinson - guitar, electronics, loops

Andy Peake - keyboards and electronics


Atmospheric and ever evolving melodies and soundscapes from this remarkable duo who will be promoting the release of their debut CD.





Juxtavoices At Sheffield Institute Of Arts

Saturday 23rd of May 2015 1:00pm

In conjunction with SIA's / Site Gallery's "Listening" event, curated by Sam Belinfante, Juxtavoices have been invited to present an event for voices and video works.


The 30 voice antichoir will be performing these pieces:


Western Works - Music by Cabaret Voltaire, arranged Martin Archer - video by Bo Meson


Helvetica - Music by Alan Halsey and Juxtavoices based on a visual work by Derek Beaulieu - video by Bo Meson


RMMV Asturias - Music by Alan Halsey & Walt Shaw



In particular we're very excited to have the opportunity to reprise our Western Works piece, originally composed for an event at Sheffield University in 2014.


Listening brings a group of international artists together to interrogate the act of listening in contemporary art. This pioneering exhibition examines the crossover between the visual and the sonic and their complex relationships to the senses.

Sam Belinfante, winner of the Hayward Touring Curatorial Open 2014,  has selected new and existing work, including drawings, sculpture, prints and video, and works in the exhibition range dramatically in duration from less than a second to six hours. Visitors can hear a clap of thunder that has been stretched in duration and aurally dissected, recreated by musicians and morphed back into a thunderclap; eavesdrop on a cabin in a forest and listen to the almost inaudible sound of a dying star.


Artists include: Laurie Anderson, Ed Atkins, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, Mikhail Karikis, Ragnar Kjartansson, Lina Lapelyte, Christian Marclay, Haroon Mirza, Max Neuhaus, Katie Paterson, Amalia Pica, Laure Prouvost, Hannah Rickards, Prem Sahib, Anri Sala, Imogen Stidworthy and Carey Young.






Juxtavoices At Open Up, Sheffield

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 Various

11.30 a.m.

Manor Oaks Studios, 389 Manor Lane, S2 1U 

1.00 p.m.

Exchange Studios, Exchange Street, S2 5SZ 

2.30 p.m.

St Mary's Community Hall, South Road,  Walkley, S6 3RX 

4.00 p.m.

Fulton's Yard, 49 Nethergreen Road, S11 7EH



Juxtavoices, Sheffield's own new music and performance poetry 30 voice antichoir, is delighted to be a part of that great Sheffiled institution OPEN UP, in which artists make their work spaces available to hordes of visitors trekking round the whole city.  It's an unmissable annual event!.  


We'll be performing four 30 minute slots mixing our installation and concert pieces at four very different venues across the city.


Friday 6th of June 2014 7:30pm

Free Opening ceremony for a weekend festival celebrating midsummer at Sheffield's Bank Street Arts, with the antichoir performing a new text by Geraldine Monk which gathers the mythic names of sun gods and goddesses from all around the world, with the exception of South America (we can't sing q's and x's)

For further details of the festival see

Bank Street Arts Midsummer Festival, Bank Street, Sheffield

Peter Rophone Plus Juxtavoices

Friday 13th of June 2014 7:30pm

You've probably never visited this atmospheric old building, buried away in east Sheffield. Now's your chance!

A short opening set by everyone's favourite antichoir will feature a performance of Guardian Weekend Remix, the piece current in prep for that even more difficult second album, plus others.

We're very happy to supporting this launch event for a CD by Sheffield's finest maverick singer, songwriter and guitarist. 

Chris Meloche

Thursday 19th of June 2014 8:00pm

A one off group featuring Sheffield based colleagues of Canadian electroacoustic musician Meloche making one of his occasional visits to town:

Chris Meloche - electronics

Hervé Perez - electronics

Martin Archer - electronics

Mick Beck - bassoon

Nick Robinson - guitars and loops

Andy Peake - keyboards

Charlie Collins - percussion

Expect various groupings of low key towards minimal improvised dronescapes. 


Saturday 12th of July 2014 6:00pm

Second performance of a new text Midsummer Mummery by Geraldine Monk which gathers the mythic names of sun gods and goddesses from all around the world in a celebration of the glory of the British summer, hopefully. Part of an evening of events featuring loads of cool stuff.


198 Arundel St, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 4RE

Engine Room Favourites

Thursday 24th of July 2014 5:00pm

Continuing activity by my fantastic new group which includes some rising stars from the UK jazz scene alongside some crusty old mavericks. You decide who is which:

Martin Archer - saxophones and clarinets : Mick Beck - tenor sax and bassoon : Graham Clark - violin : Laura Cole - piano : Corey Mwamba - vibraphone : Seth Bennett - double bass: Pete Fairclough - drums : Johnny Hunter - drums : Walt Shaw - percussion : Steve Dinsdale - percussion

Expect a collage of intricate yet spacious AACM informed JAZZ, based on the group's second CD "Bad Tidings from Slack Water Drag"

This large group concert is made possible through funding from Jazz North's Northern Line scheme.

Juxtavoices Plus Seth Bennett's Bradford Scratch Orchestra

Sunday 20th of September 2015 7:30pm

As part of RECON Festival Sheffield's finest large-scale 'antichoir' return to Bradford to team up with the specially-formed Bradford Scratch Orchestra. Support comes in the form of a radio play about Bradford's regeneration and counterculture by artist collective Black Dogs.

Juxtavoices is a large antichoir which includes many familiar faces from Sheffield’s leftfield music, poetry and visual arts scene and led by Martin Archer. Although the group performs structured scores, no fixed pitches are ever notated, and the group uses improvisation to shape the detail of the scores as the music progresses. Both trained and untrained voices are included. Their last performance in Bradford as part of M@BU's 'Voices' event at Theatre In the Mill blew minds with its perfect mix of dadaist absurdity and structured vocal chaos; at turns overwhelming, funny, serene and frightening. 

Martin Archer / The Garden

Friday 3rd of October 2014 7:30pm

An evening of improvised electronic music

Martin Archer - solo

The Garden are a relatively new duo featuring Nick Robinson (guitar/keys/loops) and Andy Peake (keys/FX) and could be described as dark, dense and distorted, except when they are subtle and ethereal!