Written by: Alex Green
New Order will be streaming their 2017 collaboration with Liam Gillick this Friday April 17 at 7:30pm.
Originally billed as New Order + Liam Gillick: So It Goes, the show was filmed at Old Granada Studios in Manchester, which was the site where Joy Division made their TV debut in 1978 on Tony Wilson’s So It Goes program.
An integral component of Manchester International Festival’s new free online program, it makes sense that the legendary Mancunian band would be one of the flagship elements.
The MIF site expands on the original performance: “At MIF17, New Order took over Stage 1 of the iconic Old Granada Studios for a limited series of intimate shows created in collaboration with visual artist Liam Gillick and composer-arranger Joe Duddell. Deconstructing, rethinking and rebuilding familiar and obscure material from throughout their career, the group were joined by a 12-strong synthesiser ensemble from the Royal Northern College of Music to perform it live in Liam Gillick’s extraordinary immersive stage set, which reacted dynamically to the music. Winning universal acclaim from critics and audiences, New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes.. played for just five unforgettable nights in July 2017. Join us from the comfort of your sofas for this one-night-only revival of the original live stream from the event which begins with a conversation between Dave Haslam and Liam Gillick and then joins the performance for the second half of the show.”
Stream the event at the Manchester International Festival’s official page.