Introduction to Greg Fox

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Formerly of experimental black metal band Liturgy and a prolific collaborator and performer in his own right, Greg Fox will be playing alongside composer Ben Frost at Eastside Projects on 12 November as part of our Supersonic Presents series. In relentless pursuit of transcendental musical experiences, Fox’s rich and varied oeuvre includes Guardian Alien‘s 2012 ‘See the World Given to a One Love Entity’, a thirty-seven-minute psychedelic chant for the new era set to Fox’s fragmented, uninhibited drumming, and the three-piece incarnation of the avant-garde Zs’ 2013 ‘Wolf Government’, an exercise in exploring the very limits of free jazz drone which ‘made the floor shake’ at US community radio station CKUT. With a touring schedule that sees the drummer scale his way across Europe and New York City, Fox will join Frost in Birmingham with support from Mothwasp.
Tickets are available from theticketsellers or from Milque & Muhle based at the Custard Factory.

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Mothwasp to join Ben Frost show

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We’re pleased to announce that as part of the event we’re hosting at Eastside Projects on 12 Nov with Ben Frost and Greg Fox, Mothwasp will be presenting a special live AV set. Stephen J Taylor and Matthew J Watkins fuse improvised rhythms, field recordings, cinematic noise and analogue visuals. Taylor’s percussion anchors Watkins’ baritone guitar. Live shows employ lo-fi visual experiments in paint, collage, macrophotography, 35mm transparencies and scratch film loops made by the duo.

Mothwasp  – 23 july 2014 from Beat13 on Vimeo.

Capacity is limited and advanced tickets can be purchased from Milque & Muhle or via theticketsellers

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Ben Frost with Greg Fox poster

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This gorgeous poster for our Supersonic presents series with Ben Frost + Greg Fox (Liturgy)  has been designed for us by the very talented David Hand of Lancashire and Somerset fame. The show will take place on Wed 12 Nov at Eastside Projects in Digbeth. Capacity is limited so advance tickets are recommended.
Tickets can be purchased from our friends Milque and Muhle at the Custard Factory or via theticketsellers.

“Talking to Lester Bangs sometime in 1979, Brian Eno once reflected that “for the world to be interesting you have to be manipulating it all the time”. Few composers embody this ethos better than Ben Frost. From the silver-lined ambient guitar rumblings of Steel Wound back in 2003, to his latest and most aggressive recordings on new album, A U R O R A, he’s a composer and producer that’s constantly made the invisible visible, and twisted breathtaking music from the unexpected. Manipulation certainly lies at the heart of his modus operandi, as does sheer control of his own musical destiny.” The Quietus

These posters form part of a series created for Supersonic by David and include:

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Sound, music, visual: producing the interdisciplinary

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Capsule’s Director Lisa Meyer will be taking part in a conference hosted by Tate Britain for New Music Plus on the 3rd of October. The panel explores Creative producers as catalysts for new inter-disciplinary practice and also includes Dr Daniel Glaser, Science Gallery London, King’s College London and Sarah Martin, Turner Contemporary.
Tickets are available from HERE

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Ben Frost with Greg Fox (Liturgy)

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We’re over the moon to announce a really special performance that we’ll be presenting at Eastside Projects with Australian composer Ben Frost who will be joined by Greg Fox (Liturgy) on drums. The show will take place on Wednesday 12 Nov.

The music of Ben Frost is about contrast; influenced as much by Classical Minimalism as by Punk Rock and Metal, Frost’s throbbing guitar-based textures emerge from nothing and slowly coalesce into huge, forbidding forms that often eschew conventional structures in favor of the inevitable unfoldings of vast mechanical systems.

Frost’s continuing fascination with finding ways of juxtaposing music, rhythm, technology, the body, performance, text, art -beauty and violence- combining and coalescing the roles and procedures of various artistic disciplines in one place.

Capacity is limited so get tickets while you can.

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Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia 2014

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We’d like to recommend this great festival which takes place this weekend:

LIVERPOOL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PSYCHEDELIA 2014
26th + 27th September @ Camp & Furnace, Liverpool.

Amongst a canopy of stellar delights in this year’s congregation of the psych-minded – which includes Swedish voodooist GOAT, sun-kissed San Fran dreamweavers ALLAH-LAS, and the psych-folk freakouts of WOODS.

Weekend tickets on sale now, priced just £50 **
** Friday 26th Sept (£25) & Saturday 27th Sept (£30) Day Tickets also available now**
Weekend tickets available from www.LiverpoolPsychFest.com

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RITUAL CVLT FEST – Barcelona

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Supersonic Festival have been invited to curate and host a stage at the RITUAL CVLT FEST  in Barcelona on October 2nd/3rd. The artists we’ve selected include Nicholas Bullen co-founder of Napalm Death, a highlight of Supersonic 2014 Sly and the Family Drone , a brand new AV act Giant Axe Field and Robert Curgenven. In addition there will be a number of awesome Spanish artists performing as part of our stage.
To buy tickets and find out more details about the line up check ritualcvlt.com

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Grand Cross Fayre – this Saturday

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This Saturday is the Grand Cross Fayre at Hanford Park in Stoke on Trent, ST4 4QG. Capsule were invited to curate a festival of new music and performance by Appetite. The event takes place from 12 – 7.30pm and is FREE for all the family and will have food stalls and vintage bric a brac as well as live performances and workshops.

The line up includes
White Manna
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Hailing from California, White Manna are a four piece who perform epic and weighty sonic excursions into irrepressible psychedelic rock.


 

Swoomptheeng
Swoomptheeng is a collective of costumed characters who through the elements of Rave Craft, Zombie Bass and Ritualised Punk Technology, seek to work with audiences to create twisted and dynamic live performances. Join them and unleash your inner beast.



James Blackshaw

Renowned 12 string guitar maestro James Blackshaw, performs celestial and spirit-lifting guitar-led compositions. Meditative in quality, cinematic in scope, his music spirals gracefully across complex patterns, motifs and harmonics. Despite his transcendent state music he is a grounded and earthly fellow who has been written about with reverence and has played churches, festivals, folk clubs and large concert halls on his many travels.

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Rattle
Comprising of 2 of Nottingham’s most unique and recognisable drummers (Theresa Wrigley of Fists and Katharine Brown of KOGUMAZA) Rattle perform together to create hypnotic and danceable rhythms.

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Paddy Steer
Produces a sometime cartoon-like music dense with events, new textures and the colours of children’s paintings, sounds like a Swiss cuckoo clock made of egg boxes and horsehair, glued together by an African Moog player in a Vietnamese iron monger’s shop.

Haiku Salut
‘Haiku Salut’s elegant weaving of minimalist electro tones around warm, somewhat folk-like arrangements awash with their intoxicating blend of delicate electronic textures and collision of curious instruments.

Come and join in our workshops during the day and then dazzle the audience at our procession around the park.

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Juneau Projects: Procession Percussion
Work with artist duo Juneau Projects to design, build and decorate your own D.I.Y. percussion instruments, then play them as part of the Fayre’s procession. Shake, rattle and roll!

Release your inner beastie with the Swoomptheeng Collective
The dynamic Swoomptheeng will be offering an assortment of options in making facial/head wear in eight swoompy colours; perform with them in simplified versions of their balacava stage costumes, and perhaps beards. Yes beards.

Elizabeth Still: Pop Pom Poms
Create colourful a Pom-Pom on a stick using layers of recycled, plastics, net and cellophane to wiggle and jiggle in the finale.

Traveling Treasury is a magical story telling experience that takes places in a beautifully transformed caravan.

Audiences are invited to step inside the pages of a book and where stories unfold, quite literally before their eyes.

Traveling Treasury allows you to think, dream and believe as you are taken on a wonderful journey through sound, stunning visual paper creations and animated story telling. A wonderful experience for all ages!

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