Magical Misery Tour at Brighton Film Festival

People Like Us “The Magical Misery Tour”
Brighton Sallis Benney Theatre
8pm
Cinecity / Brighton Film Festival, UK
Saturday 19th November 2011

People Like Us will perform The Magical Misery Tour at Cinecity, part of Brighton Film Festival.
http://www.cine-city.co.uk/films/the-magical-misery-tour-people-like-us-live-set/

Bristol Encounters International Film Festival

People Like Us – Magical Misery Tour at Bristol Encounters International Film Festival.
Cube Cinema, 4 Princess Row, Bristol, UK BS2 8NQ
20:00 17/11/2011
Doors 7:30 £6:00 advance (watershed only) £8:00 on door.

Bristol Encounters

People Like Us will perform The Magical Misery Tour at Bristol Encounters International Film Festival 2011.

Look Behind You!….. She Is Back! Vicki Bennett aka People Like Us raids the tombs of HORROR films, plundering the Un-Dead and cutting up scared suburban teenagers amongst many victims into a delicious perverse A/V set which premiered at The Sound of Fear at the Southbank Centre under the working title of Horror Collage.

The source material is 95% from horror movies, with the content portraying not so much a scary nightmare but a journey through the underworld of everyday human experiences. It is not true to say you do not relate to this kind of horror movie. Truth is stranger than fiction. Having said this, People Like Us, as ever, see the positive and sometimes humorous side of the most ghastly scenarios, and by accompanying the edited found feature film footage with new sample collage pop songs, elevate you from the swamp.
Also on the same night:

AKI ONDA
Aki Onda is an artist whose musical instrument of choice is the cassette Walkman. He captures field recordings with the cassettes and then physically manipulates the tape machines with electronics in his performances to mesmerising effect. Strikingly poetic with ghosts of the physical, and invisible captured in his sound world, Onda re-examines moments of time he has spent wandering and recording. Maximising the micro-narrative/diary-like elements contained in his performances Onda fits perfectly a film festival.

Onda started making music with the sampler and computer, and formed Audio Sports with Eye Yamatsuka (of The Boredoms) and Nobukazu Takemura in Osaka in 1990. He then became a sought after producer before starting his travels and recording his cassettes, taking photos and collaborating.

http://www.cubecinema.com/cgi-bin/diary/programme.pl#6203

The Magical Misery Tour!

Introducing an excerpt of the new People Like Us live set entitled “The Magical Misery Tour”. This 45 minute concert was created between June and September 2011 and premiered at “The Sound of Fear” at London’s Southbank Centre on 3rd September 2011, under the working title of “Horror Collage”. Now that the full length live set has been completed we have changed the name to something more fitting with the content. The source material is 95% from horror movies, with the content portraying not so much a scary nightmare but a journey through the underworld of everyday human experiences. It is not true to say you do not relate to this kind of horror movie. Truth is stranger than fiction. Having said this, People Like Us, as ever, see the positive and sometimes humorous side of the most ghastly scenerios, and by accompanying the edited found feature film footage with new sample collage pop songs, elevate you from the swamp.
Magical Misery Tour

Press size version of above picture here
Magical Misery Tour collage for press
Interview with Vicki about this project here:
http://www.soundandmusic.org/features/sound-film/five-questions-people-us
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People Like Us on WFMU

Wednesday November 2nd from 9.30am to 11.15am NY time
(that’s from 1.15pm, UK people!!) on Ken Freedman’s show on WFMU

wfmu.org

Ken airs two videos live on the air and the website. From 9:30 to 10am, listeners can watch and listen to People Like Us’s new horror collage The Magical Misery Tour. Then, at 10:15 Ken previews Radio Soulwax’s new Brazilian video/audio mashup-sterpiece, Batutas Disco. Listeners can listen over the radio, or watch and listen over the website. Links will appear at wfmu.org when each video goes live. People Like Us and Radio Soulwax will each discuss their work following their videos.