Jeremy Deller Playback Session at Tate Modern

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Laura Snapes and Jeremy Deller. On the floor, listening.

Jeremy Deller in conversation with Laura Snapes in the  Wolfgang Tillmans; 2017 exhibition. In a room kitted out with equipment provided by Tillmans from his own Berlin gallery for ‘optimum listening’. An entertaining choice of music and it did sound really good despite its origins in a laptop. The room itself though was a reminder of how important the environment is to listening…harsh lighting, acoustic panels, institutional carpet…it felt like attending a seminar. Deller was aware of this and tried to change the atmosphere by asking people to sit on the floor and, unsuccessfully, asking that the lighting should be changed. Easy to link this to Tate Modern’s often bland display policy that can seem like the lowest common denominator rather than elegant simplicity.

Here is the playlist….each with a link to youtube.

The Beach Boys – ”Til I Die’

The KLF – ‘Chill Out’…Deller played an excerpt from this.

Kraftwerk – ‘Autobahn’ (single version)

 

Sandy Denny – ‘Fotheringay’ or, alternatively, Fairport Convention – ‘Fotheringay’.

Freedom Singers – ‘We Shall Overcome’.

 

King Tubby, Augustus Pablo, Jacob Miller – ‘Baby I Love You So’.

Grace Jones – ‘Walking in the Rain’.

 

Led Zeppelin – ‘The Ocean’…edited to omit the jam at the end.

 

Giorgio Moroder – ‘Utopia’

John Hopkins remix – ‘Disclosure’ by Magnets ft. Lorde.

 

 

at Cafe Oto and two locked grooves +

Wednesday 22nd February at Cafe Oto. Alasdair Roberts with Stevie Jones and Alex Neilson.

One ‘real’ locked groove (Heaven 17 – 12″ of ‘Come Live With Me’:

and one ‘accidental’ locked groove (BBC Dance Orchestra -78RPM  – ‘I Like Bananas (Because They Have No Bones):

Also, I just listened to this from King Gong on Discrepant. Recommended.

A Sketchbook

This is a complete sketchbook from 23rd January to 1st February 2017 in lieu of a longer text. James Moore and Marc Ribot playing John Zorn’s ‘the Book of Heads’ at The Stone (soon to close), New York.  Simon Fisher Turner on laptop with Shiva Feshareki on turntables at Cafe Oto. Night One of The Art Ensemble of Chicago with Roscoe Mitchell, Hugh Ragin, Junius Paul and Don Moye also at Cafe Oto.

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James Moore

James Moore

Marc Ribot

Marc Ribot

Marc Ribot

Marc Ribot

Marc Ribot

Marc Ribot

James Moore

James Moore

James Moore

James Moore

Marc Ribot and James Moore

Marc Ribot and James Moore

Marc Ribot and James Moore

Marc Ribot and James Moore

Marc Ribot and James Moore

Marc Ribot and James Moore

Simon Fisher Turner

Simon Fisher Turner

Simon Fisher Turner and Shiva Feshareki

Simon Fisher Turner and Shiva Feshareki

Art Ensemble of Chicago

Art Ensemble of Chicago

Roscoe Mitchell

Roscoe Mitchell

Roscoe Mitchell

Roscoe Mitchell

Art Ensemble of Chicago

Art Ensemble of Chicago