Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Yuri Landman DIY Instrument Building Workshops

6th-8th February 2015

Experimental inventor of musical instruments, Yuri Landman, is visiting Islington Mill to deliver a series of workshops demonstrating his fascinating craft. Attendees will have the opportunity to build an instrument and participate in a performance using it. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain insight into the work of one of the most creative minds in instrument design. The day after the workshops Yuri Landman will play his musical compositions with the group of builders and create an ensemble performance. The participants play two musical compositions, starting in a minimal structure one by one, with each introduction creating more sonic complexity and volume, resulting in a “wall of sound” crescendo comparable with the drone works of Sonic Youth or the symphonic guitar compositions of Rhys Chatham and Glenn Branca. -Fri FEB 6th - 19.00-23.00 - Electric Kalimba workshop, costs 75 Pounds.

-Sat FEB 7th - 12.00-16.00 - Home Swinger & Triochord workshop. HS costs 110 Pounds, Trio 45 Pounds.

-Sat FEB 7th - 19.00-23.00 - Wood on Foam workshop, costs 35 euro.

-Sun Feb 8th - Lecture, Solo performance, and Orchestra performance with the participants of the workshops.

People can register by mailing strateraser@gmail.com. 50% of the amounts must be paid in advance to get a confirmation for participation. More information can be found at http://www.islingtonmill.com/events.php

Friday, 9 January 2015

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Salford conference: “I’ll See You Again in 25 Years: The Return of Twin Peaks and Generations of Cult TV”

Call for Papers

“I’ll See You Again in 25 Years: The Return of Twin Peaks and Generations of Cult TV”

A two-day international conference.

School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK

21st- - 22nd May 2015

Confirmed keynote speakers:

· Professor David Lavery (Middle Tennessee State University, USA)

· Cristina Alvarez (Barcelona based independent video artist)

· Dr Adrian Martin (Monash University, Australia)

Proposals are invited for a two-day international conference on the return of the popular cult television series Twin Peaks. The conference presents a timely reconsideration of the critically acclaimed programme with the announcement of its return to television after a twenty five year hiatus. In the meantime, cultures of television production, circulation and viewer practices have changed dramatically; the US cable sector in this period becoming the primary site for a model of auteur-driven, big-budget offbeat serial drama that Twin Peaks served as prototype for, with this trend underpinning Showtime’s recommissioning of this series of broadcast network origin. But alongside such transformation, the cultural prominence of this landmark programme has endured, as the considerable enthusiasm among critics and fans for the series’ return demonstrates.

This conference seeks to address the issue of Twin Peaks’ significant influence and lasting appeal from a number of multi-disciplinary perspectives. We welcome proposals from scholars in the fields of cultural studies, television studies, film studies, visual arts, popular music studies, sound studies performance studies, digital and social media and related disciplines.

Proposals are invited on (but not limited to) the following topics:

Twin Peaks and fandom

Twin Peaks and generations of cult television

Music and sound design in Twin Peaks

Set design and visual style

The use and subversion of the crime and melodrama genres

Feminism and gender relations

Seriality in Twin Peaks and contemporary television

Camp performance styles in Twin Peaks

David Lynch and televisual auteurism

Twin Peaks and social media

Generations of quality television

Intertextuality between television, film and literature

Comic and melodramatic performance styles

Film and television convergence

Twin Peaks and the contemporary television industry

Deadline for abstracts: 31st January 2015

300 word abstracts plus a 100 word biography should be sent to the conference organisers:

Kirsty Fairclough-Isaacs K.Fairclough@salford.ac.uk

Michael Goddard M.Goddard@salford.ac.uk