ILLUMINATIONS 2016: New Events Unveiled and More!
22 Sep 2016
Our annual boundary-pushing music and arts series just got even more exciting
What's that, you say? This year's Illuminations still isn't enough for you?
Even though we're already giving you a night with the eclectic world music force of Junun, feat. Shye Ben Tzur, The Rajasthan Express and Jonny Greenwood aka an actual member of Radiohead?! Even though you've got an all new work from electronic pioneer The Bug AND an exclusive performance from "prophet of the piano" Lubomyr Melnyk?!
Even though otherworldly new superstars Let's Eat Grandma are creating an immersive musical installation for you, and there's a one-off Berlin warehouse style screening of acclaimed flick 'Run Lola Run', AND Blackout - an evening of mysterious and strange sounds performed in total darkness?!
Well, fine then you ungrateful swine, here's some more (only joking, we're VERY excited).
Today, we can unveil two entirely new events in collaboration with two very different but brilliant groups.
First up we have The Museum of Lost Sounds, taking place on October 29 as part of the Museum of London's Night Museum lates. For one night only, The Museum of London will open up its doors after hours for a specially curated evening exploring the dark and lost borders of music, sound, art and film. Featuring work from visual and conceptual artists including Yuri Suzuki, Sarah Angliss, School of Noise, Nick Luscombe and Chris Shen, the one-off event will also see acclaimed producer Forest Swords present the debut performance of new contemporary dance piece 'Shrine', while London experimental musician Cosmo Sheldrake will play a new set incorporating elements from the Museum of London's sound archive. Intrigued? You should be, and best of all - entry is totally FREE.
Then, on November 5 we give you An Evening with 'Ladies and Gentlemen... The Fabulous Stains', in collaboration with East London feminist film group Genesisters!
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains follows Corinne Burns (Diane Lane), a typical frustrated teenager living in a nowhere town until she catches punk band the Looters. Bewitched by the whole punk scene, she and her fledgling band, the Stains, join the tour, and in no time at all become media magnets. The band forms a rabid following of young girls, while Corrine begins a relationship with Looters singer Billy (Ray Winstone). As the Stains get bigger and bigger, however, Corinne's ambition gets the better of her...
Alongside a rare screening of the movie, there will be a live performance from Estrons, an introduction from noted punk journalist an technical advisor on the film Caroline Coon, special guest DJs, 'zine stalls, Stains cocktails, specially commissioned T-shirts, Corrine cupcakes and more.
Finally, we can reveal the full bill for Pantha Du Prince's specially curated evening of progressive electronica on November 11.
Joining the star at Electric Brixton will be Stockholm-born and Berlin-based artist The Field, who recently released widely-acclaimed fifth album 'The Follower', showcasing the motorik rhythms and perpetually rotating hooks that have become his signature style. Joining them are Gazelle Twin, who will be bringing a brand new and hugely original A/V show with them, featuring two vocalists performing on treadmills against a backdrop of film and animation. Inspired by JG Ballard’s final novel ‘Kingdom Come’ from which it takes its name, the performance expresses themes of sub-urbanism, consumerism and fascism to emotive effect. London-based electronic musician Deeds and Rough Trade Shop DJs will complete the bill.
Head to Illuminationslondon.com for the full program of events, tickets and info!