Thursday 3 March 2016, 3pm

Oriel Sycharth Gallery, Wrexham Glyndŵr University


Symbiosis brings two performers of different disciplines into a collaborative work, where voice processing is controlled by body movement.

First performed at Sound Visionaries in December 2015 at the University of Salford, this collaboration is a sonic performance featuring actress/dancer/musician Ana Berkenhoff and composer/musician Manoli Moriaty.

On stage you see a person, who introduces a common story and starts modifying it with their voice; or rather retells the story live through voice instead of words. From that moment on both the performers’ minds and the audience’s mind are actively participating in a process that forms pictures in our heads, triggered not only by the sound but also by our own personal memories and experiences, as well as those we all have in common.


Manoli Moriaty is a composer, performer, and researcher. His practice includes cross-disciplinary performances, self-made noise systems, and electroacoustic tape works, with international presentations at music festivals, performing arts exhibitions, and academic conferences. Currently, he is researching collaborative interdisciplinary performance at the University of Salford under the supervision of Stephen Davismoon. He is a member of the Hellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers Association (HELMCA), and the founder and co-curator of the sound art collective Metanast.


Ana Berkenhoff is a German theatre maker, actress and musician. She studied applied theatre science in Gießen, Germany as a guest contemporary dancer at the CNSMD Lyon. She directs performances in the collective Berkenhoff/Belser/Siegwald that often deal with sight-specific aspects and communities and stages shows. She also curates installations and films in theatres as well as in public spaces or galleries in St.Petersburg, Prague, Lyon and Berlin amongst others. Besides that she directs scenic concerts and works for radio features and musical formats with Björn Deigner and Katharina Kellermann. 


Free event. For more information please email


This performance is part of the Wrexham Glyndŵr University Media, Arts and Design Research Centre Seminar Series 2016. For more information about the series, and the work of the centre, please click here.


The event is also part of Creative Futures 2016, a free, four-day creative industries conference organised by the Careers and Zone teams at Wrexham Glyndŵr University, alongside programme lecturers.


Running from 29 February – 3 March, the conference is dedicated to developing the technical, professional, business and employability skills of new, aspiring and established creative talent, as well as raising the quality of artistic work currently being developed in North East Wales.


Symbiosis Performance at Sound Visionaries, 16 December 2015, Digital Performance Lab, University of Salford, MediaCityUK