Date: Friday 24 – Sunday 26 February 2012
Venue: The Playhouse Theatre, Whitstable
Produced by: Sound and Music and The Wire
People Like Us will be participating in a panel discussion at Off The Page, an event co-produced and curated by The Wire and Sound and Music, in Whitstable, UK on Saturday 25th February 2012.
Off The Page is the UK’s only literary festival devoted to music criticism and audio culture. Taking place in the seaside town of Whitstable in Kent, this unique weekend-long event looks to expand the discourse surrounding contemporary sound and music by bringing together leading critics, authors, musicians and artists in a programme of talks, presentations and panel discussions.
Collateral Damage: Music in a Digital Economy
In recent years, the internet and a raft of new technologies have transformed the ways in which we produce, perceive and consume music. And as the reality of music’s new digital economy starts to bite, musicians and labels are having to rethink both philosophy and practice, addressing the issue of how they create and disseminate work – while some decry the free movement of music across file sharing networks and the collapse of traditional record industry models, others look to exploit the new possibilities offered by crowd sourcing and social networking. For this panel discussion chaired by The Wire’s Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Tony Herrington, Vicki Bennett (People Like Us), Chris Cutler (ReR Records) and Robin Rimbaud (Scanner) discuss possible responses to the challenges posed by music’s changing eco-system
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Leeds College of Art
Blenheim Walk, Leeds LS2 9AQ, UK
5 March – 8 June 2012
Vicki Bennett’s recent prints will be on show in this exhibition. We have also lined up a Vicki Bennett/People Like Us solo show for Spring 2014.
Pixel Palace, who co-commissioned Radio Boredcast along with AV Festival, recently interviewed Vicki to see how she is getting on with creating a one-month long radio station to compliment AV Festival 12 and the festival them As Slow As Possible.
The website is dead now, so here’s a copy of the interview.
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.
People Like Us “The Magical Misery Tour”
Corona Cork Film Festival
Friday 11th November 2011
We are very pleased to present The Magical Misery Tour at Cork Film Festival, Ireland. Details of time and venue to follow shortly.
Cork Film Festival
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.
28th, 29th and 30th October, 2011
Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, NYC
WFMU presents a festival celebrating radio’s future as it takes on new forms in the digital age for the medium’s fans, tinkerers and future thinkers. A special opening night performance with Radio Legend Joe Frank, a day of talks, panel discussions and performances, and a hack day for programmers and digital media makers. The festival runs concurrent with the WFMU Record Fair.
Vicki will be speaking at the conference on Saturday 29th October.
Full details at http://radiovision.wfmu.org
Sunday 30th October – People Like Us present The Magical Misery Tour at WFMU Record Fair, NYC
3.15pm The Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC
This is an outtake from The Magical Misery Tour, the new performance by People Like Us.
Download at UbuWeb