Friday 24 August 2012
Door Times : 8pm
Tickets : £7 (£5 concs)
The third night of Festival Fukushima! - Flags Across Borders, a
benefit concert to support the work of Otomo Yoshihide and friends in
the tsunami- and nuclear fallout-afflicted Japanese prefecture of
Programmed by Resonance FM's Ed Baxter, tonight features
Sean O'Hagan, of the High Llamas - who have produced a number of highly acclaimed albums showing influences as diverse as The Beach Boys, Ennio Morricone, Antonio Carlos Jobim and avant-garde electronica. He has also collaborated extensively with Stereolab, and provided string arrangements for several Super Furry Animals albums. O'Hagan has collaborated with Jean Pierre Muller on Musical Painting projects. "A musical painting is a freestanding painting which houses a looped musical composition within". "Waterloo to Waterloo" debuted in 2002, with "Musical Wheel" following in 2008.
High Llamas website
Formerly of sampledelic combo Die Trip Computer Die, Lepke B. has
recently returned from a tour of China from which that country has
scarcely recovered. The de facto inventor of plunderphonics before the
fact, a pioneer of UK underground deconstructed cinema, bricoleur
extraordinaire, Lepke is the man who can make music out of any object.
He promises an audio-visual suite, a treat for the senses which
combines his abilities as a VJ with his innate fluidity as a vocalist
and master of found sound.
Purveyor of tropically topical songs, corrosive crooner Bing Selfish
returns from self-imposed exile in Catalonia to present a scathing
indictment of contemporary mores. Known for his hilarious radio series
on Resonance FM as well as for his remarkable feature films with
arthouse collective Libre Albedrio, Bing is a Renaissance Man of DIY
culture, both "an intuitively sharp lyricist with few peers" (The
Wire) and "a phenomenon in the galaxy of songsters today" (Chris
Kay Grant is an extraordinary vocalist known for her work with Elliott
Sharp, Veryan Weston, The Hauntological Orchestra and more,
encompassing the operatic, the soulful, and the technologically savvy
with an altogether alluring directness and depth. She presents a new
project for this special event and will be joined by legendary Japanese drummer Sabu Toyozumi!
Kay Grant website
The Alcohol label, on which most of the performers appear (alongside
Otomo, Tohismaru Nakamura etc), will be running a stall to add to the
fund-raising drive. Special guests are also promised on this gala
Dig deep: ALL takings will go to Project Fukushima.
Project Fukushima website
NB: Kinnie The Explorer are no longer able to appear on this night