Supersonic Festival 2009

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Supersonic is, in our opinion the best festival in the world right now
Rock-A-Rolla Magazine

Supersonic Festival 2009 performances
Goblin . Corrupted . Thorr’s Hammer . Army Of Flying Robots . Atomized . Drum Eyes . Kylie Minoise . PCM / Scorn . Taint . Venetian Snares . Bobby Previte . Diaganol . Flower/Corsano Duo . Growing . Iron Lung . Kim Hiorthoy . Light Trap .  Marnie Stern . Master Musicians Of Bukkake .  Monotonix .  Nisennenmondai  . Remember Remember . Rose Kemp .  Skullflower . Tartufi .  The Accused .  Thought Forms . Tweak Bird . Zu .  65 Days Of Static . Arbouretum . Caribou .  Chris Herbert . Earthless . Head Of David . Jarboe .  Khyam Allami  . Nancy Wallace . Pontiak . Pram . Theo . The Memory Band . ZzZ

Exhibitions, talks and special events
The Outcrowd . Bunny Bissoux’s Petting Corner . There Are No Others There Is Only Us by Marc Silver and Ben Frost . Goblin Q&A . Dr Niall Scott on ‘Metal and the Male Monster’ . Sunn0))) on Home of Metal . Celebrating Independence panel . John Richards and the Dirty Electronics workshop and performance . Suspiria screening

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Supersonic Festival 2010

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Birmingham’s “foremost purveyors of what is interesting, exciting and invigorating about music in the twenty-first century” strike gold again at this year’s Supersonic festival
Bearded Magazine

Supersonic Festival 2010 performances
Swans . Godflesh . Napalm Death HalloGallo. PCM .  Dead Fader . Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides . Blue Sabbath Black Fiji .  Eagle Twin . Lichens . Steve Tromans and Dan Nicholls . Gnaw.  Dosh . Cloaks DJ set . Stinky Wizzleteat .  OvO .  King Midas Sound .  Gnod . Tweak Bird .  Godflesh . Cave . Melt Banana . Health & Efficiency . Bong . Peter Broderick . Voice Of The Seven Thunders . Jailbreak . Ruins . Mothlite . Nisennenmondai . James Blackshaw . Mugstar . Factory Floor . Barn Owl . Chrome Hoof .  Zeni Geva . Dethscalator. Necro Deathmort . Fukpig . Demons feat. Sick Llama . Gum Takes Tooth . Devilman . Drumcorps. Pierre Bastien . People Like Us . Nicholas Bullen . Khyam Allami + Master Musicians of Bukkake + Black Sun Drum Corps + Lash Frenzy vs KK Null

Exhibitions, talks, screenings and special events
Seeing Sound . Action Hero . God’s White Noise . Sirens of Sparkhill . Michael Rother Q&A . Fear of Music . Prick Your Finger craft workshop . Sam Underwood’s Noise Box workshop . Kigs Gigs with Glatze and Dosh . VBS Guide to Liberia . Sublime Frequencies films . Guardian of the Veil by Matthew Barney . films curated by Robert Lowe .

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Supersonic Festival 2011

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The Birmingham-based Supersonic Festival, now in its ninth year, has a distinct identity in the UK’s increasingly crowded festival calendar – but it’s also commendably hard to sum that identity up in a few words.
Frances Morgan, Frieze

Supersonic Festival 2011 performances
Mike Watt + The Missingmen . Cloaks . Secret Chiefs 3 . Scorn . The Berg Sans Nipple . Nathan Bell . Orthodox . Teeth of the Sea . Agathe Max . Bardo Pond . Antilles . Kogumaza . Lucky Dragons . Wolves in the Throne Room . Backwards . Pharaoh Overlord . Electric Wizard . Klaus Kinski . The Skull Defekts . Zombi . Monarch . Pekko Kappi .  Modulate .  Eternal Tapestry . Selfless . Drum Eyes . Barn Owl . Astro . iconAclass . Cut Hands . Tony Conrad . Silver Apples . ENVY . Drunk in Hell .  Alva Noto . Circle . Byetone . White Hills . Turbonegro . a.P.A.t.T. . Slabdragger . DJ Scotch Egg . Part Chimp . Drumcunt . Fire! with Oren Ambarchi . Alexander Tucker . ORE

Exhibitions, talks, screenings and special events
Herman Inclusus . Spectacle . Grindcore: Cut n Paste . Incarnate . Conny Prantera . SOUNDkitchen’s Cinema for the Ears .  Birmingham Zine Festival. Velzuvial . Sonic Graffiti . Tony Conrad Q&A . William Bennett Q&A . From A to Zine . Dirty Electronics: Mute Synth workshop . Imperfect Cinema workshop . Get a Grip screenprinting . Kids Gigs with Lucky Dragons and The Berg Sans Nipple . Man with a Video Camera . Kill All Redneck Pricks: A documentary film about a band called Karp
Would love to just say a massive thank you to everyone involved. I have been the last 6 years and it just gets better and better. The musical highlight of my year. Great atmosphere. Great sound. Great food. Great people. THANK YOU
Audience feedback
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SuperSonic 2004

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thursday 22nd
Q AND NOT U (dischord) . BULLET UNION . NOISE NOISE ALLORE

friday 23rd July
capsule + HOUSE OF GOD
room 1::
LUKE VIBERT (WagonChrist – Rephlex/Warp/Ninja Tune)
CYLOB(live – Rephlex). DJ X
room 2::
NEIL LANDSTRUMM (Tresor/Scandinavia Records)
SIR REAL . PAUL DAMAGE . HARVEY LANE
room 3::
DJ DICK (Different Drummer) . DR.LIES . CAPSULE GIRLS

saturday 24th July
3 stages with live sonic/visual performances from::
SENOR COCONUT + HIS ORCHESTRA
SPEKTRUM (Playhouse) . ZONGAMIN (XL recording)
DJ SCUD (Ambush) . PANACEA (Position-Chrome) .
CHRIS CLARK (Warp) . BRITISH MURDER BOYS (SURGEON + REGIS) CHRIST .
PANIC DHH (DHR) . KREEPA VS BLACK GALAXY .
WARD (Static Caravan). PCM . VD_MOTH . FAST LADY (v/vm records)
TEAM SHADETEK (Warp) . MIKE IN MONO . MIDAIRCONDO (Type)
BERG SANS NIPPLE (Prohibited) . PEMALAS (Experimental
Seafood)
PIRATEHAIRWAVES + DOTB + ESQUILAX .
TERROR BYTE + JADE ONE (Fuckinghardtechno)

film programme:: 7 inch cinema
exhibitions by::
beat13 . the out crowd . sonic arts network:: Pete Batchelor
Prime Objective Lomo Show . otonashi & Meisai @ No Name
record + food stalls . shops . flea market . cake
vive cuervo tequilla cocktail bar


“The Supersonic festival at the Custard Factory was one of the most
ambitious and eclectic I have ever had the pleasure of playing at
in the UK. The only thing that I know of that compares would be
Sonar in Barcelona for diversity, setting, presentation and sheer
love of music.”

Strictly Kev – DJ FOOD



thurs 22nd July
£7 (advanced)
8.30 – 11.30pm


capsule +
chicks dig jerks present::
Q AND NOT U (dischord) . BULLET UNION . NOISE NOISE
ALLORE


fri 23rd July
£7 (on door)
9.00 –
3am

capsule
join forces with the legendary HOUSE OF
GOD



room 1::
LUKE VIBERT (WagonChrist live –
Rephlex/Warp/Ninja Tune)
CYLOB(live – Rephlex). DJ X

room 2::
NEIL LANDSTRUMM
(Tresor/Scandinavia Records)
SIR REAL . PAUL DAMAGE . HARVEY
LANE

room 3::
DJ DICK (Different Drummer) . DR.LIES . CAPSULE GIRLS




sat 24th
July
£18 (advanced)
5.00 –
4am


3 stages
with live sonic/visual performances from::
SENOR COCONUT + HIS ORCHESTRA
SPEKTRUM
(Playhouse) .



ZONGAMIN (XL
recording)

.


CHRIST

DJ SCUD
(Ambush)
.
PANACEA
(Position-Chrome)
.



TEAM SHADETEK
(Warp)



BRITISH MURDER BOYS (SURGEON +
REGIS)

. CHRIS CLARK
(Warp)
.


VD_MOTH

PANIC DHH (DHR) .
KREEPA VS
BLACK GALAXY
. WARD (Static
Caravan)




FAST LADY (v/vm
records)
. PCM .
.

MIKE IN MONO
.
MIDAIRCONDO
(Type)


BERG SANS
NIPPLE
(Prohibited)
.
FRANK COUGAR (Experimental
Seafood)




PIRATEHAIRWAVES
+ DOTB + ESQUILAX

.
TERROR BYTE + JADE ONE (Fuckinghardtechno)

film programme:: 7 inch cinema
exhibitions by:: beat13 . the out crowd .

otonashi & Meisai @ No
Name

sonic arts network:: Pete Batchelor . Prime Objective Lomo Show
.
record + food stalls . shops . flea market . cake
vive cuervo tequila cocktail
bar

Last years festival included performance from :


COIL . DJ FOOD . LCD SOUND SYSTEM . THE BUG .
V/VM . ZX SPECTRUM ORCHESTRA . PRAM . DJ FOOD . PCM .
TO NAME BUT A
FEW

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Supersonic Festival 03

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  • Coil
  • DJ Food
  • LCD soundsystem
  • The Bug
  • Kid acne / dj req one and remark
  • V/VM
  • PCM
  • Pram
  • Nicholas James Bullen
  • Teatowel
  • Deadsunrising
  • Spectrum Orchestra (featuring:Brian Duffy/Mike in Mono /
    Floach)
  • The Mighty Jungulator
  • Bathysphere
  • IACON + PirateHairWaves
  • Chris Read 
  • Adam Regan
  • Capsule Dj’s
  • Warp Films
  • Beat13
  • Rolf Gehlhaar 
  • Jonah Brucker-Cohen
  • Lisa Meyer
  • Kid acne
  • Req

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL:
supersonic = a one day sonic arts festival based around the theme
of sonic modification.

As a generation growing up in 20th century, technology took many
rapid turns throughout our early years, the next new thing was
always just around the corner, giving toys and computers a very
short life span before they had to be upgraded to the newest and
shiniest model. Moving in to the next century the constant quest
for the latest technology hasn’t let up, but it has given way to
nostalgia leading to a fascination with retro toys and technology.
This fascination has prompted artists to explore the use of old
technology, re-interpreting the purpose of old games, modifying old
toys with new technology. The theme of Super Sonic will be based
around the theme of modification and re-interpretation. The artists
/ musicians will be selected based on their relevance to the
central theme, each of the artists, in ways unique from one
another, source and collect existing sounds/ objects / imagery to
be modified and re-issued as a new sound or product. —

Three stages featuring
live + DJ performances by:

Coil . DJ Food . LCD soundsystem . The Bug . Kid acne / dj req one
and remark
V/VM . PCM . Pram . Nicholas James Bullen . Teatowel .
Deadsunrising
Spectrum Orchestra (featuring:Brian Duffy/Mike in Mono /
Floach)
The Mighty Jungulator / Bathysphere / IACON +
PirateHairWaves

Chris Read / Adam Regan / Capsule Dj’s / Warp Films

Gallery spaces featuring works by:
Beat13 / Rolf Gehlhaar / Jonah Brucker-Cohen / Lisa Meyer / Kid
acne / Req

record stalls / shops / films / cakes / BBQ

Custard Factory . Digbeth . Birmingham . UK
6.00pm – 3.00am

Tickets £15

http://www.live365.com/stations/neilspragg

Mouth of God web radio broadcast live from Supersonic:
Includes sets from the Bug and DJ Food + an Interview with
Coil

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Supersonic 2005

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This year’s SuperSonic Festival, staged in Birmingham, UK, at
the Custard Factory 8-9 July 2005. It’s a two-day event run by Lisa
Meyer and Jenny Moore of Capsule, the driving force behind the UK’s
most cutting-edge music events.

SuperSonic happens yearly and attracts a multitude of attention
from all corners of the UK and further afield – there really isn’t
another event like it in the UK that mixes such a prolific blend of
artists.

  “The Supersonic festival
at the Custard Factory was one of the most ambitious and eclectic I
have ever had the pleasure of playing at in the UK. The only thing
that I know of that compares would be Sonar in Barcelona for
diversity, setting, presentation and sheer love of
music.”

Strictly Kev – DJ FOOD

 Friday 8th of July
Capsule will join forces with legedary HOUSE OF GOD to bring two
rooms of the best Techno/D&B/Jungle mash-up with special guests
playing alongside HOG residents.

doors 9pm – 4am
Room one:
Surgeon

Paul
Damage


Sir
Real


Nicky
B


Harvey
Lane

Room two:
DJ
X


Shitmat (Planet Mu)
Chris Clark (Warp)

PCM
+ Capsule Girls Dj
set

Previous acts have included COIL . DJ FOOD .
LCD SOUND SYSTEM . THE BUG . V/VM . LUKE VIBERT . ZX SPECTRUM
ORCHESTRA . PRAM . SENOR COCONUT . SPEKTRUM . BRITISH MURDER BOYS –
Surgeon + Regis


check
here for SuperSonic 03

Saturday 9th
July
This year will see three stages of live
performances, art installations, film programme, video bingo,
karaoke and most importantly cake.
Doors 4pm – 4am
Outside stage:
Psychic
TV


Rother &
Moebius
(neu!/cluster/harmonia)

Granine + Stuart Braithwaite – Mogwai Dj
set


Dalek
(Ipecac)
Battles (

/Helmet)

Jesu (Hydra Head ex
Godflesh)


Aereogramme
(Undergroove)


Esquilax

Theatre space:
*Merzbow vs Stephen O’Malley (Sunn
0)))/Khanate)


Brian Duffy and Modified Toy
Orchestra


Barbara Morgenstern + Robert
Lippok (To Rococo
Rot)

Black Galaxy vs Kreepa (ex Napalm
Death/Scorn)


*Martin Creed
+ His Band (Turner prize winner
2001)


*David
Cunningham


Sol_dat
PCM – special party set

Medicine Bar:
Trevor
Jackson


Colder
(Output)


Noise Noise
Alore!

Formation Flight


Granine +
Stuart Braithwaite – Mogwai Dj
set


Tunng (Static
Caravan)


Khonnor (Type
Records
)

‘dotb on ice’ featuring live performances in an ice cream van from
Dreams of Tall Buildings/PCM
Commissioned by Capsule and Wolverhampton  Art Gallery
* Performancespresented  in collaboration with the Ikon
Gallery

Film programme by
7inch
cinema

Tickets are now also available from :
Swordfish Record Shop – Birmingham
Polar Bear – Kings Heath
Jibbering Records – Moseley

Old Skool Daze – Selly Oak  08707 544 445 (credit card
booking)
http://www.seetickets.com

Friday £7
Saturday £20
Combined Friday/Saturday £25

Cheapest hotel is IBIS – Ladywell Walk . Birmingham £52 for a twin
room
http://www.ibishotel.com/

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Return of The Repressive (RoTr)

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LAIBACH KUNST inhibition
“Instrumentality of the State Machine”
“Laibach Concerto for Magnetophone, Gramophone, Radiophone and Megaphone”  
8pm – 9pm Gallery Space

Followed by performances from:
Surgeon  (audio visual set)
Schloss Tegal  (Industrial pioneer live)
PCM (live)
Shit and Shine (live)
+ djs

Tickets : Swordfish / www.coldspring.co.uk

An event presented by I.C.R.N. (Industrialised Culture Research Network) in collaboration with Capsule and cold Spring Records.
 
LAIBACH KUNST inhibition “Instrumentality of the State Machine”

This large-scale sound and visual installation recreates the industrial ambience of Trbovlje, the Slovene city which gave birth to Laibach 26 years ago.

Friday September 1st. At 8.pm there will be a live premiere (sound installation) of the “Laibach Concerto for Magnetophone, Gramophone, Radiophone and Megaphone”.  
The inhibition will be open daily in the gallery from 11-6 until the 6th September.

9.30pm to 3am. The Laibach opening will be followed by an evening of DJ’s and live acts, including a specially commissioned audiovisual set by Birmingham techno pioneer Surgeon, a set from Industrial Pioneers Schloss Tegal, a live set from Shit and Shine and a dark D&B set from PCM. This will take place in the Medicine Bar at the Custard Factory.

Saturday 2nd 7.30pm Theatre: Custard Factory screenings of rare industrial video material plus a Mutefilm screening, including Laibach videos and the British premiere of Saso Podgorsek’s Laibach U.S. tour documentary Divided States of America.

Sunday 3rd 5pm Theatre: Custard Factory industrial will be explored in an ICRN seminar featuring guest speakers and a presentation of Interrogation Machine, Alexei Monroe’s book on Laibach and NSK.

www.laibach.nsk.si/
www.dj-surgeon.com
www.coldsping.co.uk
www.myspace.com/p_c_m 
www.schlosstegal.com/
shit &  shine

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SUPERSONIC FESTIVAL 06

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Tickets:
Friday £10
Saturday £25
Combined Fri/Sat £30

http://www.seetickets.com

http://www.theticketsellers.co.uk/

tel:08707 544445

Swordfish, Jibbering Records + Old Skool Daze

Saturday 22nd July 06: 4pm – 4am

MEDICINE BAR TIME TABLE
2.00am ANDY VOTEL (DJ SET)
1.30am DJ SPEN
12.40amSHY CHILD
12.20am DJ SPEN
11.40pm ZOMBI
11.00pm DJ STATIC BROTHERS
10.00pm CIRCLE
9.40pm  DJ ZIP
8.50pm      US MAPLE
8.30pm      DJ ZIP
7.50pm     KNIVES
6.00pm     CIRCULUS
4.50pm      MILLS & BOON

OUTSIDE STAGE TIME TABLE*
12.20am HIGH ON FIRE
10.40pm  ISIS
9.20pm  BROADCAST
8.10pm  MODIFIED TOY ORCHESTRA
6.50pm  MICHAEL GIRA
5.40pm  HANNE HUKKELBURG
4.30pm  UNA CORDA
•    WITH DJ SETS BY BLACK GALAXY + TONY SYLVESTER

THEATRE TIME TABLE
12.00am ROTHER & MOEBIUS
11.00pm  SALVATORE
10.00pm  HADDONFIELD ILLINOIS
8.30pm  THRONES
7.20pm  FINAL
6.10pm  ALEXANDER TUCKER
5.00 pm VOICE OF THE SEVEN WOODS

KITCHEN SPACE
1.00AM – 4AM OUT CROWD/BEAT 13 / CAPSULE DJS
*line up subject to change

+ film programme by 7 Inch
Cinema

Record stalls + Cake
Art Installations

FRIDAY 21ST JULY 9.00PM – 3.00AM

MEDICINE BAR
09.00 – 9.45     CAPSULE DJS
09.45 – 10.30   MISTRESS
10.45 – 11.45 PCM with KARL BOLT THROWER
12.00 – 1.00   THE BUG
01.00 – 03.00      DJ FOOD

THE KITCHEN
09.00 – 09.45      BOHMAN BROTHERS
09.45 – 10.15    HOT RODDY / MINIMAL IMPACT
10.15 – 10.45  DJ CHEESEMASTER
10.45 – 11.15  TWOCSINAK
11.15 – 11.45  DJ CHEESEMASTER
11.45 – 12.15  MORONIC DANCE MUSIC ASSOCIATION
12.15 – 12.45   COUNTRYSIDE ALLIANCE CREW
12.45 – 01.45     JASON FOREST
01.45 – 02.15        DJ SCOTCH EGG
02.15  – 03.00       DJ SHITMAT

Outcrowd pic by Primeobjective

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