Bada Sound Festival

Saturday 26 July ++ All-day festival celebrating UK sound system culture ++ During the day inside Kraak gallery we are presenting a special exhibition and film screening of Sound System Culture…a celebration of Huddersfield’s vibrant sound system history.. Check this if you haven’t already… http://www.onelovebooks.com/Sound-System-Culture-1#.U7BjfI1dWRk http://soundsystemculturehuddersfield.tumblr.com/ 3pm – 11pm outside in the SUN @ Stevenson Square – FREE Logos (Keysound) – https://soundcloud.com/logos262 Samrai (Swing Ting) Joey B (HotMilk) Conor (Faktion) Dada Bada (Bada Sound International) Expect the best music selections, food selections and drink selections all day… Afterparty feat. Logos (Keysound) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Part of the SAM Series supported by the Arts Council...

SUN ARAW, LARAAJI, Yes Blythe...

Friday 6th June SAM SERIES PRESENTS SUN ARAW LARAAJI Yes Blythe £10adv http://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Manchester/Kraak-Gallery/Sun-Araw-and-Laraaji-The-Play-Zone/12131078/ For an early summer outing we are proud to be hosting west coast psychedelic dub legend SUN ARAW and meditational ambient guru LARAAJI for a special performance entitled ‘The Play Zone’. A continuous ebb and flow collaboration, Sun Araw and Laraaji will be entering a psychedelic plane together and inviting the audience along for The Play Zone, drinking deep from the well of mysticism drawing from both ancient and modern methods of sound therapy. Sun Araw is the project of Cameron Stallones who made a name for himself creating rich and impossibly deep psychedelic albums, taking equal influence from Lee Scratch Perry to Neu, with LA psych rock in the frame as well. His profile made a huge leap with the seminal psych record ‘On Patrol’, then a few years later bringing the legendary reggae vocal group The Congos out of retirement for ICON GIVE THANK, where Stallones was flown to Jamaica to produce and co-create an intensely transcendental album. Laraaji is the alias of musician, former stand up comedian and meditation instructor Edward Larry Gordon. Primed to release a retrospective on WARP, Laraaji is most famous for busking in New York for hours at a time, performing new age zither pieces, and for being the main source of inspiration for Brian Eno’s ‘Ambient 3: Days of Radiance’ album. Laraaji’s steady flow of tapes and short releases has been a major influence on ambient music over the past 30 years and it is seriously not to be missed for those of a psychedelic leaning. In association with Deep Hedonia & supported by Arts Council...

NOTATIONS – A FILM BY VICKI BENNETT...

THU 14TH NOV, 2013 7pm NOTATIONS – A FILM BY VICKI BENNETT WITH A LIVE SCORE BY INVITED ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS. Notations has been created by Vicki from hundreds of different film clips, where the content conceptually or literally portrays different kinds of ‘gestures’ or ‘instructions’ to be read by the improvising artists on stage as a visual score. To soundtrack Notations, an impressive international cast of improvisers has been recruited and, as each show features a different combination of artists, every performance will be completely unique. Artists performing on the night: M.C. SCHMIDT WOBBLY JENNIFER WALSHE The event will begin with an audiovisual performance by People Like Us of Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another), which places similar but emerging subject matter side by side to construct the narrative, a story emerging as a sum of the preceding parts yet digressing on a tangent. All actions have consequences, and here we see them played out, to wondrous and catastrophic effect! Part of the SAM Series. Notations Tour Trailer [2013] from Vicki WFMU on Vimeo. Watch the trailer here Tickets –...

The Volkov Commanders...

Thursday 28 March Sam Series and Word of Warning present Panopolis Panopolis is an immersive experience – a specially commissioned experiment in sound, storytelling, and audience interaction. The Volkov Commanders are collaborating with three musicians on this combined gig, club night, and performance art event. The overarching theme and aesthetic is inspired and influenced by the era of silent film, lofi cinematic special effects, mime, mirror-trickery and the film Metropolis. A series of three interlinked performances, with interludes between. As a performance is happening each musician will be composing the soundtrack in real time. All the musicians are prolific jack-of-all-traders, meshing digital and analog sounds into hypnotic soundscapes. Together they tally up a lengthy list of bands, collaborations, DIY record labels, and pet projects. They are Marlene Ribeiro of Gnod, Callum Higgins, founder of Baptists and Bootleggers, and Dave Mclean from Naked (on Drugs). Volkov Commanders feel a kinship with these three, and have chosen them as collaborators because of their like-minded approach to working and creating, continually experimenting with different combinations of processes, situations, and materials. MUSICIANS Negra Branca (Tesla Tapes / Gnod) Long term member of Gnod, a band whose ever evolving psych-drone space-rockers has been transfixing audiences for years. This will be her first solo performance as Negra Branca, coinciding with her first release on Tesla Tapes. Expect to hear everything from early Tricky style lurching, choral pop and favela stomp, all coated in a sticky glaze of sweet and sour chilli sauce. http://teslatapes.bandcamp.com/album/negra-branca David McLean (Tombed Visions) David is a prolific musician, artist, promoter and head of a record label, who is involved in many interesting projects across the city. Collaborating with other musicians, playing alongside band members Naked (on Drugs), putting on some of the cities most interesting gigs as...

Maria Minerva, RUF DUG, MOSES GOLD...

Wednesday, 6 February The Sam Series presents Maria Minerva RUF DUG Cassettes ‘n’ FX MOSES GOLD Tickets £6 from Wegottickets Maria Minerva is the new pop model gone strikingly off-road and deep into your subconscious. Having grown up in Tallinn, Estonia and now relocating to New York after spells in London and Lisbon, this 23 year old straddles hi-end academic viral pop modes and delicious bas(s)e cultural modes and has released a hypnotic stream of tracks, remixes and videos via the Not Not Fun and 100% SILK labels. The images, sounds and shapes she conjures through her recorded and live work is feverish, filtering disco diva dirty talk, Eastern European-pop grooves, UK bass culture and smudged Californian lo-fi dub aesthetics through her own unique sound world. From day dreams to nite flights Maria’s bedroom techno-ballads seem to exist in a narcotically adjusted parallel dimension with delay-drenched vocals floating strangely detached above propulsive drum loops, rainbow synth washes and submerged melodies. Her current live sets amp up the 360 degrees sensuality of her tracks even further as she assumes the guise of dancing disco diva made flesh. Her second album ‘Will Happiness Find Me’ was released on Not Not Fun in August 2012. “Her music is a place where academia and pop culture, tastefulness and excess, dominance and submission, and yes, Hélène Cixous and Britney Spears, all commune in a hazy, libidinous swirl” – Pitchfork “What makes this record special is its longing for undefined freedom, for means of self-expression, an Easterner questioning the latest Western devices. Who in female pop is still even asking such questions today?” – The Wire Tickets £6...