Release date: 31 October 2013 Cutting Hedge SNIP001
The music on this album was composed between 2006 and 2013 initially for five different live performances of moving image and sound.
Lyrics in Libraries (2006) | Genre Collage (2009) | People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz Live at Cafe Oto (2009) | The Magical Misery Tour (2011) | Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another) (2013)
Some of the tracks listed above also have a moving image representation in People Like Us in UbuWeb Film
“Don’t Think Right, It’s All Twice” by People Like Us Release date: 31 October 2013 (preorder 7 October) Cutting Hedge SNIP001 (available initially mailorder only from us)
About: It’s always felt important that my work be a total experience, not singularly appealing to either the eye or ear, for it to be as integrated an experience as possible. The music on this album was composed between 2006 and 2013 initially for five different live performances of moving image and sound. Since publishing formats have developed in recent years we’ve found the internet serves us really well as a distribution tool in the gift economy. One can find the accompanying visual elements of some of this music at ubu.com/film/plu.html. However, as well as the eye and ear is the sense of touch, and there is nothing like holding the object as well! — Vicki Bennett
Performances sources: Lyrics in Libraries (2006) | Genre Collage (2009) | People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz Live at Cafe Oto (2009) | The Magical Misery Tour (2011) | Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another) (2013)
We are dedicated to providing as much as possible for free or as cheaply as possible and strong encourage others to invest in the gift economy. We realise this is a couple more dollars than we’re usually charging but we are financing this ourselves and need to recoup costs. It is unlikely we will profit from this but we do need to make ends meet! We hope you understand, and continue to appreciate how much we continue to also give much for free 🙂
Video trailers from three of the live performances:
People Like Us will perform Genre Collage in Rome on 24th May 2011. There will also be film screenings by People Like Us accompanying this in the exhibition Expanded Video at MAXXI from April 22 to June 5, 2011.
27 April 2011
People Like Us will perform Genre Collage at Open Ears Festival in Kitchener, Ontario. There’s an amazing line up in the festival, including John Oswald, Tanya Tagaq, and also Tony Conrad.
People Like Us will be performing Genre Collage at Ambulante Film Festival in Morelia, Mexico. There will be also be a 12-city tour of short films by Vicki Bennett/People Like Us as part of the festival, but Morelia will be the only place where there will be a live performance and the other 11 cities will have film screenings alone.
Genre Collage will take place at the CMMAS on Wednesday 16th March at 8.30pm.
The film screenings will take place at various venues in various cities, and once again Vicki will be present for the screenings in Morelia – please check the Ambulante Festival site. http://www.ambulante.com.mx/
Please note – the film screenings are a 52 minute collection of short films, and “Genre Collage” is a 45 minute live set.