Fat Out: Silent Barn, New York


In October 2013 we were in invited by Fat Out, artists in residence at Silent Barn in New York City, to contribute to a special night of one-off performances. For what became our first satellite event - creating a live stream relay between Manchester and New York - we challenged NYC based composer Yoshiko Oharao to score Shatterlands (10 mins) by Neirin Best, then a student at Manchester School of Art. 

About Fat Out

Fat Out Til You Pass Out is an independent promotion now based in Salford NW England. Founded in 2007 by Emma Thompson and Verity Gardner, Fat Out has grown from humble DIY punk roots into a force to be reckoned with in the Salford/Manchester independent music scene. Fat Out was primarily set up as a simple experiment; their only goal was to put on their friends bands and other acts they’d witnessed in the niche but cult-like D.I.Y scene in Milton Keynes, founded and heralded by Don Mclean’s Fortissimo Records. As time has passed, the shows have steadily gotten bigger and more diverse, turning from occasional gig/party organisers into a fully-fledged and recognised promotion. Fat Out was founded on very strong DIY principles as a reaction to the sometimes punishing environment of the independent scene, ethics which have been carried through the promotion to current day.