NEW WEIRD BRITAIN: TALK
with John Doran
Sunday 15.10, Market Place Stage
In a recent series on BBC Radio 4, music journalist John Doran travelled across the county in search of the underground movement of musicians blossoming in the margins. There’s a new wave of underground musicians, sound artists, bands & producers creating immersive worlds for their audiences to participate in and approach that we at SUpersonic have championed from our inception. This year we have to perform; Lone Taxidermist, UKAEA, Farmer Glitch, AJA, The Seer. Doran will lead a Panel on Sunday to discuss the topic of New Weird Britain with Aja Ireland & Stephen Ives aka. Farmer Glitch. They will delve deep into the artistic practice and hopefully answer the thorny question: why is culture getting weirder?
DANIEL HIGGS IN CONVERSATION
with Radwan Ghazi Moumneh (Jerusalem In My Heart)
Sunday 18.10, Market Place Stage
“The pleasure of following Higgs… lies more in where he takes you than how gets you there.” – Pitchfork
Higg’s artistry has wedded music and visual art into a singular being, untended to be encountered as a conjuring force. In this relentless pursuit of the indivisible, Higgs births a new transubstantiation experience of sound and image We are delighted to have the opportunity to get an insight into Higg’s fascinating journey through his artistic practice.
Joe Thompson (Hey Colossus) in conversation with JR Moores
Saturday 17.20, Market Place Stage
Join Joe Thompson (Hey Colossus) in conversation with JR Moores, as he discusses his new book ‘Sleevenotes’. Much more than just a wise-cracking, experimentally punctuated, string of anecdotes about squat gigs in Belgium with improbably named noise rock bands – this book should be regarded as core curriculum reading for those just embarking on the path of rock music today. Once acclimatised to Joe Thompson’s easy-going, autodidact style you will find yourself punching the air (when you aren’t nodding furiously in agreement).