Ian Nagoski returns to Europe for another series of his hypnotic interactive lectures on disappearing music of the 20th Century, this time with an exploration entitled"100 Moons: Stories of Great Forgotten Musicians and the Boundaries of Humanness from 78rpm Records".
"His work is so rare and important that it should almost be treated as a ritual object, a pathway to the past and a voice for ghosts of a forgotten part of American musical history." - Nate Wooley, Sound American
IAN NAGOSKI PRESENTS '100 MOONS: STORIES OF GREAT FORGOTTEN MUSICIANS AND THE BOUNDARIES OF HUMANNESS FROM 78RPM RECORDS'
MON 28 APRIL '14 • 8PM
Great triple bill of artists pushing at the edges of contemporary song. Richard Dawson has been a much-loved musical spectacle in his native Newcastle for many years now, a skewed troubadour who sings and plays guitar with a rare intensity and a very singular style. Islaja is the recording alias of Merja Kokkonen, a musician and visual artist from Helsinki, whose music is born from experimentation, uniting traditional Finnish forest mystery and a radical song universe. Toronto's Picastro have been writing and performing in varying forms revolving around songwriter Liz Hysen since 1998 and in that time have amassed a richly atmospheric body of work that doesn't shy away from a starkly human touch.
RICHARD DAWSON + ISLAJA + PICASTRO
SAT 19 APRIL '14 • 8PM