People Like Us will perform The Magical Misery Tour and do an artist talk in Madrid at CaixaForum. The concert will by on 17 May 2012 and the talk will be on 18 May 2012. The talk will preceed a concert by Philip Jeck.
People Like Us “The Magical Misery Tour”
Brighton Sallis Benney Theatre
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.
People Like Us – Magical Misery Tour at Bristol Encounters International Film Festival.
Cube Cinema, 4 Princess Row, Bristol, UK BS2 8NQ
Doors 7:30 £6:00 advance (watershed only) £8:00 on door.
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 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.
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.
Press size version of above picture here
Magical Misery Tour collage for press
Interview with Vicki about this project here:
Download at UbuWeb
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
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.
Thursday 6th Oct 6-9pm
188 Shoreditch High Street
People Like Us will be showing a 15 minute edit of The Magical Misery Tour through the month of October at Maiden on Shoreditch High Street, London.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN is a month long celebration of horror and classic horror figures in popular culture. An exciting group of artists, illustrators and graphic designers have been invited by MAIDEN and EAST END PRINTS to re-imagine classic horror characters in an innocent and playful way. Artwork featuring well “loved” characters from all of our favourite scary movies will cover the walls of the basement at Shoreditch’s favourite shop MAIDEN.
Philip Sheffield/People Like Us/Bangkockney Belle/Jennifer Camilleri/Jess Wilson/Anthony Peters/Dan Kitchener/Miguel Martin/Nicole Thompson/Dale Edwin Murray
EAST END PRINTS is a part of First Thursdays.
People Like Us are currently developing a new live A/V set with a working title of Horror Collage*.
*Please note – this new live set now has a permanent name of “The Magical Misery Tour” – more details here.
People Like Us – “Horror Collage”
Live A/V performance from Vicki Bennett/People Like Us.
Sourcing from over 100 horror movies, People Like Us reflect upon narratives that occur and repeat within the horror genre. By grouping common concepts, and creating contextually related sample music compositions, entirely new stories emerge.
Horror Collage will be premiered at The Purcell Room in London’s Southbank Centre on
3rd September 2011 at “Sound Of Fear”.
We recommend you book tickets NOW for Sound Of Fear Part 1 via the link below, or contact the Southbank Centre box office on Box Office on 0844 875 0074. The Purcell Room isn’t that big and the festival may be quite popular – so you have been warned!
Interview with Sound and Music here