Creation and evolution: Manchester Collective

Manchester Collective – Places We Know at the Southbank Centre, London. Photo by Pete Woodhead - Copy

Manchester Collective is an ensemble that doesn’t shy away from either transporting its listeners to unexpected places, or embracing change within its own identity. Members including co‑founder and violinist Rakhi Singh talk to David Kettle about the group’s unique philosophy

‘If you’re not evolving, you’re not living.’ Violinist, composer and Manchester Collective’s co-founder and music director Rakhi Singh is hardly shy of making profound, even philosophical, observations about the group, what it is and what it’s for. But in fact, evolution feels like a particularly pertinent concept, in terms of the ensemble itself, its activities and fundamental identity, and in terms of the broader context within which it’s working…

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