Manchester Collective: Bag of Bones


Alice Zawadzki Bag of Bones – World Premiere

Featuring musical interludes by

David Lang Mystery Sonata No. 1, Joy
Henryk Górecki String Quartet No. 2, IV.
Simón Díaz Tonada de luna llena (arr. Misha Mullov-Abbado)
Trad. Que Florezca La Luz (South America, arr. Misha Mullov-Abbado)
Andrea Tarrodi Miroirs

Alice Zawadzki creative Director, voice  
Rakhi Singh music director, violin
Charles Kieny accordion, synthesiser
Bruno Heinen keyboard
Simmy Singh
Carol Ella
Nick Trygstad

This event will not include an interval and will end at approximately 9.30pm. 

To see more of Alice at the RNCM check out RNCM MIUAWGA Ensemble with Shirley Smart (cello) & Alice Zawadzki (voice/violin) – Royal Northern College of Music

The RNCM is committed to reducing its carbon footprint. We’re proud of what we’ve achieved so far but know we need to do more as we work to create a more sustainable world. One way we can make a huge difference is to minimise the number of printed programmes and free sheets we produce each season.

This is why we’ve decided to move away from mass produced, single use print for most of our events, offering an online programme of up-to-date information instead. Additionally, many of our concerts now include a personal introduction by members of staff and students, which gives insight into the repertoire performed as well as an opportunity to get to know our community a little more.   

Where printed programmes are still required, such as RNCM Opera performances and end of term showcases, content is thoughtfully produced using limited resources. An online option is also available for those wishing to support our mission.

We always welcome feedback from our audience members and would like to thank everyone who has supported our mission so far.


Manchester Collective

Known for their experimental programming and daring collaborations, Manchester Collective perform a combination of cutting-edge contemporary music, classical masterpieces and staged work in spaces ranging from concert halls to warehouses, nightclubs to festivals. New music and collaboration are of vital importance to the Collective; they commission and present work by some of today’s most exciting artistic voices, crossing different genres and artforms.

“An ensemble with the vision and skill to truly see into the future” The Observer

“Immersive performance and wild juxtapositions” BBC Music Magazine

“One of the most engaging and theatrical performing groups right now” Elizabeth Alker

Alice Zawadzki

Loosely connected to the jazz world but inhabiting her own realm, Alice Zawadzki is a vocalist, violinist, songwriter and composer based in London. Her rich musical background includes New Orleans jazz and gospel with the legendary Lillian Boutté, and classical training as a violinist. She continually explores improvisation, poetry and folk music from diverse traditions. She has released two solo albums, with the latest album heralded as “genuinely unclassifiable yet entirely thrilling” by CLASH magazine.

“Versatile and charismatic folk-jazz singer” The Guardian

“Something of a phenomenon” MOJO

“Beguiling, unorthodox tunes and pure vocals” The Independent