Kids Gig: Tirikilatops

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Supersonic Kids Gig – Tirikilatops
Sunday 3 February 
11.30 -13.00
Tickets from MAC Birmingham

Big Sounds for Little People. If you couldn’t guess from the snappy title, it’s a gig, for kids and their families, which aims to introduce children to experimental music at an early age.

This event is led by Tirikilatops, an avant-garde, cross-cultural, collaborative effort between UK and South Korean artists/musicians. Together they forge bizarre electro k-pop from an ingredients list that contains kimchi beats, pop sensibilities, offbeat lyrics, hacked keyboards and super earworm melodies. Their guiding forces are surrealism, dada, forteana and charity shop finds. This could be our most eclectic Kids Gig yet!

Recommended for children under 10.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Here To Be Heard: The Story Of The Slits

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In Collaboration with mac Birmingham,
Supersonic presents:
Here To Be Heard : The Story Of The Slits
Film screening plus Q & A

This special screening is accompanied by a Q&A session with both Tessa Pollit and Palm Olive, of The Slits and the film’s director, William E. Badgley.

Here to Be Heard tells the story of The Slits, the world’s first all girl punk rock group, from their original formation during the pioneering days of punk rock in mid 70s London, through their individual stories of struggle, to the reformation of the band in 2005… a time period that ends in 2010 when singer Ari Up died of cancer while trying to make this film.

This story; a mix of archival footage, never before seen images, and interviews with the Slits along with Punk Rock royalty, extraordinary producers, scholars and those influenced by The Slits, can be best described by a quote from Ari Up herself: “I’m not here to be loved, I’m here to be heard”.

Plus Supersonic DJ’s spinning tunes before and after.

Limited capacity – act fast!

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Matmos with J Lesser + John Weise

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Matmos is M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel, from San Francisco aided and abetted by many others. In their recordings and live performances from 1995, Matmos have used the sounds of:

amplified crayfish nerve tissue, the pages of bibles turning, a bowed five string banjo, slowed down whistles and kisses, water hitting copper plates, the runout groove of a vinyl record, a $5. 00 electric guitar, liposuction surgery, cameras and VCRs, chin implant surgery, contact microphones on human hair, violins, rat cages, tanks of helium, violas, human skulls, cellos, peck horns, tubas, cards shuffling, field recordings of conversations in hot tubs, frequency response tests for defective hearing aids, a steel guitar recorded in a sewer, electrical interference generated by laser eye surgery, whoopee cushions and balloons, latex fetish clothing, rhinestones on a dinner plate, Polish trains, insects, ukelele, aspirin tablets hitting a drum kit from across the room, dogs barking, people reading aloud, life support systems and inflatable blankets, records chosen by the roll of dice, an acupuncture point detector conducting electrical current through human skin, rock salt crunching underfoot, solid gold coins spinning on bars of solid silver, the sound of a frozen stream thawing in the sun, a five gallon bucket of oatmeal and the vagina, uterus, and reproductive tract of a cow, among other things.

For this performance the band will be joined by J Lesser, knowne for his unrepentant approach to sound creation.

http://brainwashed.com/matmos

 

 

John Wiese is an artist and composer from Los Angeles, California. His ongoing projects include LHD and Sissy Spacek, but is known for his collaborations with many artists as diverse as Sunn O))), Wolf Eyes, Merzbow, Thurston Moore, No Age, Smegma, Kevin Drumm, Cattle Decapitation, and C. Spencer Yeh as well as his work as a solo artist. He has toured extensively throughout the world, covering Europe, Scandinavia and Australia as a member of Sunn O))), the UK as part of the Free Noise tour (a tentet including Evan Parker, C. Spencer Yeh, Yellow Swans, etc.), the United States alongside Wolf Eyes, and recently performed in the 52nd Venice Biennale with artist Nico Vascellari. While releasing albums on a variety of international labels, Wiese often releases work on his own label, Helicopter.

http://home.earthlink.net/~johnwiese/

 

 

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Tunng + Health & Efficiency

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Twisted pop wonders Tunng hit the Arena stage this summer. Performing songs from their new album called…And Then We Saw Land. The band have been on adventures both personal and shared, which have helped shape Tunng’s approach to their album.

Full of adventurous spirit…And Then We Saw Land is the first Tunng album to take more than a year to write and produce, it’s packed with big choruses and joyful tunes. “We wanted to make a record that would be a great live set,” says Mike. “My friend described it as ‘Epic Folk Disco Brass Magnificent,’ and I’m not sure you could call any other Tunng record that.”

Tonight’s Arena gig is the latest stop on Tunng’s adventure and it promises to be full of colour, character, joy and optimism.

 

http://www.tunng.co.uk/

 

Health & Efficiency – Their music traverses an encyclopaedia of influences; psych, folk, no wave noise and electronic perhaps being some of the more predominant. They utilise banjo, two basses, two guitars, synths, samplers and more effects and loop pedals than it’s reasonable for one band to need.

http://healthandefficiency.net/

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Plaid & Southbank Gamelan Players

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Plaid & Southbank Gamelan Players

The Warp label’s foremost laptop wizards Plaid are no strangers to unusual collaborations, and this mesmerising show is their most ear-opening yet, blending their trademark sound with the hypnotic textures of a Javanese gamelan orchestra. Performing new work they have created together with Indonesian composer Rahayu Supanggah, the electronica duo weave a subtle soundscape around the Gamelan’s fluid rhythms, thickening the pounding of gongs with echo and delay, looping intricate xylophone patterns, and adding eerie dissonances to ancient harmonies. Gamelan has influenced so much western electronica, from Aphex Twin to Kode9, but both genres have never before shared the same stage, until now..

‘.. the effect is bewitching.. it’s illuminating to see artists from these two genres working together’ Drowned in Sound

http://www.plaid.co.uk/

http://www.sbgp.org.uk/

SHOW BEGINS AT 8PM


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