New films on UbuWeb

A number of new additions have been made to the People Like Us film section on UbuWeb. Go and take a look!  http://ubu.com/film/plu.html – all films include download links.  Don’t trust the cloud!

Free Rod MckMoon from Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another) (2012)
The Golem – An Inanimate Matter (2013)
We Are Not Amused (2013)
Notations Documentary (2013)
The Big Sleep (2014)

GWILLY EDMONDEZ Sings Chart Sweep on WFMU

GWILLY EDMONDEZ Sings Chart Sweep Part 1 and 2 
Monday 20 January 2014 @7pm-8pm NY Time (that’s midnight on Monday evening UK)
Listen http://wfmu.org 
& broadcasting at 91.1 fm New York, at 90.1 fm in Hudson Valley

Listeners to DO or DIY and WFMU will be familiar with the cut up of two decades of Number 1 hits “Chart Sweep” and also the noise blatherer Gwilly Edmondez.  Well now, oh joy, these two wonderful projects combine for one hour, and we bring you Gwilly singing Chart Sweep, in full on WFMU!


Gwilly Edmondez
performs solo and in small groups using voice, guitar, pocket samplers, turntables and dictaphones. Music is mostly made up on the spot and usually seeks to align itself with idiomatic contexts rather than avoiding them. Gwilly has spent a lot of time resisting coherence and continuity, to the point where a wilful anti-professionalism can be regarded as his music’s defining characteristic.
http://ubu.com/sound/edmondez.html

Chart Sweep
http://ubu.com/sound/chartsweep.html
http://www.djfood.org/djfood/chart-sweep-time-sweep

Playlists and archives for DO or DIY on WFMU
http://wfmu.org/peoplelikeus

Music For The Fire now online at UbuWeb

The 2010 collaboration between People Like Us & Wobbly which became the CD “Music For The Fire” is now available for mp3 download at UbuWeb.

The fruit of many years of work, this album began as People Like Us & Wobbly collected and collaged their way through various depictions of misfired communications and heartbreak sourced from popular culture for a series of live improvisations. Music For The Fire is a plunderphonic concept album depicting the lifespan of a relationship, as told through samples of hundreds of different songs and voices who had no idea they were all telling the same story until they were all spliced together.

http://www.ubu.com/sound/plu_fire.html

It is still available for purchase in CD and FLAC form at Illegal Art.

Radio Web MACBA in Conversation with Vicki Bennett

Screen Shot 2013-08-20 at 14.33.12MEMORABILIA.  COLLECTING SOUNDS WITH… VICKI BENNETT

Vicki Bennett recently discussed the subject of music collecting with Anna Ramos of Radio Web MACBA.

Here is the conversation (also downloadable in pdf form):
http://rwm.macba.cat/en/extra/conversation_vicki_bennett/capsula

EXTRA

EXTRA compiles miscellaneous research materials generated through the activities of RWM. The section includes conversations with artists and curators, additional documentation and transcripts of programs, with the aim of offering a more complete vision of the different research lines of the RWM project.

Later in the year in October RWM will also publish a radio mix and essay by Vicki.

People Like Us Solo Show: Centro de Cultura Digital, Mexico City

Curated by Kenneth Goldsmith, at the Centro de Cultura Digital, in México City, 27 July-4 August 2013.

http://www.centroculturadigital.mx/es/actividad/people-like-us-muestra-individual-del-trabajo-de-vicki-bennett.html

Solo show at Centro de Cultura Digital, Mexico City

Solo show at Centro de Cultura Digital, Mexico City

Coincides with Kenneth Goldsmith‘s Printing Out The Internet show.
http://www.labor.org.mx/kenneth-goldsmith-printing-out-the-internet/

People Like Us solo show

People Like Us solo show

People Like Us solo show

People Like Us solo show

 

The Magical Misery Tour now on UbuWeb!

We are very pleased to present…

Our audiovisual performance from 2011, THE MAGICAL MISERY TOUR on UbuWeb.

http://ubu.com/film/plu_misery.html

This 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.

More media from this project here.

Thanks Ubu!

 

transmediale 2013 – BWPWAP

People Like Us will perform the world premiere for “Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another)” on 31 January 2013 at transmediale 2013, Berlin.

Buy tickets

transmediale 2013 is happy to announce a preview of the participant highlights of the one festival week long Pluto day:

Alejandro Jodorowsky, Elizabeth Price, Ian Hacking, Lorraine Daston, Michael Brown, Kenneth Goldsmith, Olga Goriunova, Geert Lovink, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Dennis Adams, John Smith, Sandy Stone, Diane Torr, People Like Us, Boris Hegenbart and Felix Kubin, Vanessa Ramos-Velasquez f/ A Guy Called Gerald, Carsten Nicolai, Demdike Stare and Gatekeeper, official transmediale Miscommunication Platform OCTO w Telekommunisten and raumlaborberlin, three exhibitions under The Miseducation of Anya Major feat. Sonia Sheridan, YoHa, Kim Asendorf, Cornelia Sollfrank.

http://www.transmediale.de/content/bwpwap-program-overview

Cutting Across Media book and “Mixtape” by People Like Us

CUTTING ACROSS MEDIA by Kembrew McLeod & Rudolf Kuenzli

We highly recommend this book, which Vicki Bennett has written the back of book blurb for. More info about it here.

Download at UbuWeb http://www.ubu.com/sound/plu_collarge.html

Accompanying the book is a “mixtape” (in digital form!) of our favourite sample or sampled music. Take an epic six hour survey of audio collage with People Like Us’ Collarge, a mixtape commissioned for Kembrew McLeod’s co-edited Cutting Across Media: Appropriation Art, Interventionalist Collage, and Intellectual Property Law, which serves as a companion volume to Creative License. http://creativelicense.info/mixtape.php