Henge + Shunya

Henge + Shunya

28th September 2021

Tickets for the original date are valid for the new one.
Ticket holders requiring refunds should contact the Box Office via ticketing@colchesterartscentre.com

This gig is for a standing audience

Attention Earth!

This is HENGE.

We come in the name of rave.

We bring you the gift of Cosmic Dross - a kind of music new to your world.

We have news. Planet Earth is an experiment.

Your species was sent codes from space, to help you love and dance.

But your leaders grew scared. They hid the codes from you. Now your consciousness shrinks and they destroy your world with weapons of war.

Ravelings of Earth, rebel! Absorb the mutated frequencies of Cosmic Dross. There are no Earth words to describe these sounds. But you will learn how to love and dance again.

This is your future. Put down the weapons. Unite. And colonise space.


Shunya aka Alan Keary is a Limerick born multi - instrumentalist, producer and string enthusiast. Keary has been carving a name for himself under Shunya as a growing influence in the underground jazz / electronic scene in Manchester. Shunya’s sound is an amalgamation of influences, ranging from his early musical background of classical and Irish tinged violin to the sounds of Manchester's electronic music scene which compliment his highly accomplished abilities as a jazz bassist in his years of studying music at Salford University. Most recently Shunya has received notable reputation for being part of GoGo Penguin’s unique remix LP ‘GGP/RMX’ which was released on Blue Note Records earlier in May this year. Other heavyweight electronic artists invited to be apart of the album include Squarepusher, Machinedrum, James Holden & Cornelius.

In an album review Rough Trade Records took particular notice to Keary’s contributions “new discovery Shunya, whose enigmatic reworking of To The Nth almost steals the record” .

Shunya's single Wonder N Wane (feat Hayley Pip Williams) was picked up by Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1) and BBC radio Manchester. Ilovemanchester also ranked Shunya in their “top 5 local bands making it big in Manchester”. Keary's recent single 'The Clay & The Sculpture' saw praise from Tom Robinson of BBC Radio 6 and was also remixed by Hunrosa of The Cinematic Orchestra. His 2016 collaboration with DJ Yoda's & Breakfast of Champions live band gained Shunya a notable reputation as a collaborator. With co-writing on tracks such as "Pebble Beach" going on to be play listed by BBC 6Music amongst many others. Other notable collaborations include Werkha, (Tru Thoughts, Brownswood Bubblers) & Josephine Oniyama (Rubyworks), lending arrangement and performance of strings & bass. 

Tickets £13.
Doors open 7.30pm.
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