Abridged Too Far album now on Vinyl on Discrepant

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PEOPLE LIKE US – ABRIDGED TOO FAR [Discrepant LP CREP41]
Release date 31st March 2017 – available now!

ABRIDGED TOO FAR is the first of a series of vinyl by Discrepant to celebrate this being the 25th year of People Like Us publishing albums. First released in digital-only form in 2004 exclusively for UbuWeb, this album includes Vicki’s John Peel session and performances for WFMU, amongst others, both from 2003, and now comes packaged with brand new artwork designed by Vicki Bennett.

Abridged Too Far LP – UK – price including P&P: $21.50
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Abridged Too Far LP – EUROPE – price including P&P: $22.50
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Abridged Too Far LP – ELSEWHERE – price including P&P: $24
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DO or DIY with People Like Us on WFMU

DOorDIYSince Autumn 2003 People Like Us have been doing a weekly show on WFMU, called DO or DIY. The aim of the show is to mix highbrow with lowbrow to challenge whether there is much difference.  Archived playlists of at least 200 shows from 2003 to the present day can be found at www.wfmu.org/peoplelikeus

Vicki Bennett also curated/programmed RADIO BOREDCAST in Winter 2011/Spring 2012. It was first broadcast on basic.fm and now is archived at WFMU.  More recently, Vicki Bennett has programmed OPTIMIZED!, a week-long expanded radio stream on WFMU 6-10 June 2016.

Subscribe to the Podcast of DO or DIY by clicking here – it will prompt your iTunes program to open, where you will receive the podcasts.

About DO or DIY

DO or DIY is a freeform sound art radio show broadcast weekly by Vicki Bennett (project name People Like Us) on WFMU.

The philosophy behind the show is simple. That within the realms of avant-garde and experimental sound art the goalposts defining “accessible” and “inaccessible” are constantly moving. As the radar rises and dips, fragments and shards of underground creations unearth, and popular culture and artist resonate, shifting shapes accordingly with one another in reflections of changing spotlights.

The avant-garde and popular culture rely on each other’s energy. People Like Us collage both “hard to listen” works and popular listening matter, showing that in fact, beyond the restrictions of genre, genre IS the restriction and it is possible to like many kinds of art and music. The key is finding the door – DO or DIY leads the way into new and unusual realms of listening and hope to show the way in.

Each show consists of collages made of sound works from the 20th and 21st century, often layered and looped many times over, resulting in an album type effect on each show.
The pun “All Things Avant-Retard”, a rhyme with “All Things Avant-Garde” literally means All Things Forward-Backwards. Essentially by using sonic extremes and apparent opposites we find some sort of central point or balanced perspective on music and sound.

Suggested Listening: DO or DIY fill in for Ken.

New Free WFMU iPhone/iPod Touch app!

Also, if you have an iPhone or iPod Touch we are also pleased to announce that you can listen to not only the regular WFMU stream on the move at a glorious 128k, but also all of our special streams, recent DJ show archives and DJ podcasts including all of DO or DIY!

You can download the much improved updated free WFMU app right here.

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DO or DIY Special: Gwilly Edmondez

Monday, July 17th, 6pm – 7pm EST
on DO or DIY with People Like Us on WFMU
http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/73648

Gwilly Edmondez is all over the place yet usually in the wrong place at the right time. As an improvisor and recording artist he tries to play as often as possible with anyone who’s game, or solo if no one is about. What he uses mostly is his voice, but is always searching for things to go with it, like samples, tapes and beats. Anything could happen, which is why Gwilly prefers to act at the very fringes of proper. He has collaborated with all sorts of people but his primary non-solo projects at the moment are YEAH YOU (with Elvin Brandhi), Kleevex (with Faye MacCalman) and Impossibility Knox (with Odie Ji Ghast and sometimes THF Drenching).

 

DO or DIY Special: Dominic Robertson aka Ergo Phizmiz

Monday, July 3rd, 6pm – 7pm EST
on DO or DIY with People Like Us on WFMU

Dominic Robertson aka Ergo Phizmiz
One Summer’s morning Vicki Bennett was visited by Dominic Robertson aka the composer, writer, theatre director and collagist Ergo Phizmiz. He brought with him stories of political prophecy, homemade opera, and laments on the death of the internet-of-dreams.

Over The Edge on DO or DIY on WFMU

Over The Edge
DO or DIY with People Like Us – Monday, 19 June 2017 – 6pm
https://wfmu.org/playlists/pl
From 1981 to 2015, Negativland‘s Don Joyce hosted Over The Edge, the longest running block of freeform live mix collage radio in broadcast history — a program which continues today, having been inherited by long time show participant and collaborator Jon Leidecker. In this very Wobbly interview, Vicki and Jon discuss the history of collage radio, and the slow evolution of the Edge, as well as its many possible futures, both True and False.
http://www.detritus.net/wobbly/ | https://archive.org/details/ote

DO or DIY returns to WFMU Summer Schedule 2017

We are very pleased to let you know that DO or DIY with People Like Us will return to the WFMU air and etherwaves this summer. The first show will be Monday 5 June 2017, and will run weekly through to and including 4 September 2017. The show time is 6-7pm NY time (that’s 11-midnight UK), and all shows will be archived shortly after, and podcast.

WFMU 2017 Summer Schedule
DO or DIY archives

New THE THE single video edited by People Like Us

People Like Us have edited the video for the new THE THE single “Can’t Stop What’s Coming”

7″ limited edition single from THE THE – featuring Matt Johnson, Zeke Manyika, Johnny Marr, James Eller, Meja Kullersten, Chris Whitten and Iain Berryman.

Trailer edited by Vicki Bennett / People Like Us from footage taken from the documentary The Inertia Variations directed by Johanna St Michaels.

Released through Cineola.

Music available to purchase through iTunes: http://smarturl.it/TheThe-WCSWCSingleiT

People Like Us on panel at Splice Festival

Vicki will be on a panel about sampling at Splice Festival at Rich Mix in London at 7.30pm on 26 May 2017.

Sampling in AV : Panel Discussion

With archives opening up and online memes and supercuts now commonplace, has video sampling finally come of age? A discussion panel around the use and abuse of audiovisual sampling and it’s many challenges faced by artists working in this genre, whether creative, technical or legal. Ben Sheppee of Light Rhythm Visuals chairs the panel and discusses issues with some of the pioneers of the art-form.
Graham Daniels (Addictive TV | Orchestra of Samples | Splice Festival co-producer)
Vicki Bennett (People Like Us)
Brian Kane (EBN)
Gardner Post (EBN)
Matt Black (Coldcut)
Johnny Wilson (Eclectic Method)

http://www.splicefestival.com/friday-26th-may/
http://www.splicefestival.com/tickets/
http://www.splicefestival.com/line-up/vicki-bennett/

Kollasj! in Oslo

Kollasj!  People Like Us will be in Oslo doing a week of Collage-based events for children. 

Kollasj! at Kulturtanken – 8-12 May 2017
A week of concerts specially for school children.
http://www.dks.osloskolen.no/produksjon/1005598kulturtanken.no/tankebloggen/2
Part of a larger event of contemporary art for young people:
Live videokollasj
: People Like Us / Vicki Bennett
Live vinylkollasj: Lasse Marhaug
Live musikkverkkollasj: Nordic Voices / Kjell Tore innervik / Guro Skumsnes Moe / Christian Meaas Svendsen
Popp-up: Marcus Andreassen and Nina Bing

A collaboration between nyMusikk , Culture tank and DKS Oslo

Only Connect Kids: Collage at nyMusikk – 13 May 2017
A music festival for children! At Central is the festival day for all the families who are interested in music, vinyl, dance, cut and paste and film.
http://nymusikk.no/no/hva-skjer/kollasj

Hearty White Reads The Fundamental Questions

Here’s a reading from The Fundamental Questions by Hearty White.

I am an artist, although I prefer the term Illustrator, and I make my living as a freelance contractor · I am an artist, always starting a new project · I am an artist, and a musician · I am an Artist, Animator, and SEO apprentice at a Reno area Start Up Company called TCNABN · i am an artist, i like piano (Bach, blue , jazz) · I am an artist, intellectual, eclectic, liberal, unconventional, fringe, respectable, obstinate, resilient and determined · I am an artist, I read, watch too much TV, play too many video games, and make plans to watch too many classic films that I never get around to · I am an artist, like art, even going to the opera but also enjoy watching football · I Am an artist, love painting and drawing, sculpture & photo · I am an artist, Continue reading