Remain in Light #3


Posted by to The Blog on April 11th

REMAIN IN LIGHT #3
A new monthly showcase of experimental/avante garde/dissident/outward looking culture featuring an eclectic shapeshifting mix of poetry, music, spoken word, performance art, dance, visual art, science, film, animation & activism.

Ft: IRVINE WELSH (DJ SET) * WOODLEIGH RESEARCH FACILITY (w/ANDREW WEATHERALL) * DENISE JOHNSON * CINEMAATTIC * VICTORIA MCNULTY & ABI NORMAL * & MORE

WOODLEIGH RESEARCH FACILITY
The mysterious Woodleigh Research Facility can be found tucked away in a bunker in Tooting named Facility 4. There are no white coats to be seen but instead, a fully equipped recording studio, a plethora of musical instruments and a Podenco dog called Binky. Manned by producer, DJ and artist Andrew Weatherall and musician & producer Nina Walsh, together they collaborate and create soundtracks to film & poetry (amongst other things). It is also the headquarters of their contemporary folk label Moine Dubh.

IRVINE WELSH
Irvine Welsh has been involved in dance music for most of his life. As a DJ & promoter and of course the films of his novels (Trainspotting/Ecstacy etc) are peppered with iconic tunes and references to the drug fuelled, loved up glory of the 90’s rave scene. Who better then to take on co-writing a TV drama series charting the rise of electronic music since the late 80’s – his latest project. His most recent gigs were with legendary producer Arthur Baker & Paranoid London’s Quinn Whalley at Return to New York/The Ace Hotel, London and for DJ Magazine at Miami’s Winter Music Conference; which is no bad start for a relaunch of his music career. His penchant is for house, disco and for getting the dancefloor jumpin’ so where better to host him than on our eclectic roster of dance music legends and literary heroes.

DENISE JOHNSON
Throughout the ’90s, Denise Johnson’s soulful vocals were featured on records by a who’s who of Madchester bands, so much so that her singing became an essential element of the genre’s sound. (from The Guardian):’ A new voice in Manchester in the late 1980s, Denise Johnson quickly became recognisable across many indie and dance tracks. This came after a brief but impressive apprenticeship: asked to sing lead for a group supporting US funk band Maze, she played Wembley only weeks after starting out. She sings gloriously on Primal Screams Dont Fight It Feel It from their 1991 classic Screamadelica, and on several tracks from their 1994 follow-up, Give Up But Dont Give Out. Also a regular performer with Johnny Marr and Bernard Sumners Electronic, she still tours today with Manchester post-punk legends A Certain Ratio. This show arrives as Denise releases her debut single: Im Not in Love an acoustic, vocal heartfelt version of a classic.’

VICTORIA MCNULTY & ABI NORMAL
McNulty’s debut full length work speaks plainly without tub thumping, and is all the more powerful for it.’
**** HeraldScotland
‘CONFESSIONALS is a hard-hitting solo performance, combining contemporary spoken word with traditional theatre. A coming-of-age character piece, it tells the story of a shift in an East End boozer, where a young barmaid encounters the devastating consequences of a society riven by poverty, sectarianism and domestic violence. Through the inner city strife she finds her power in activism, hope and raw human potential. Written and performed by Victoria McNulty, with original music from Abi Normal, Confessionals challenges the stereotypes of working class Scotland and asks who is to blame for a society cleaved in two.’

CINEMAATTIC
CinemaAttic specialises in pop-up film screenings, underground events and retrospectives on Spanish & Latin American Cinema. Presented by Alberto & Rafa.

HOSTED BY MICHAEL PEDERSEN AND KEVIN WILLIAMSON
SUPPORTED BY CREATIVE SCOTLAND
WHERE AND WHEN!!!
Summerhall, Edinburgh
6.30pm – 10.30pm 
Tickets £12/£10

FRIDAY 12th April
 

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