30 July 2011Swing O.S.T. by Gillian & Stephen
The music was originally conceived and written as a soundtrack to Anna Blessman & Peter Saville's exhibition “Swing Project 1” between October 2010 and January 2011 at FRAC Champagne-Ardenne in France.
Stephen Morris describes the concept thus: "The original idea for the music was that it should give the impression that some sort of European Techno party was going on in a nearby room. So that while wandering around the show you would be enticed by this non existent dance floor."
The artwork is designed by Saville Available as a Vinyl/CD package in a limited edition run of 1000
More info at theothertwo.co.uk.
29 July 2011You're No Good
24 July 2011Rude and Reckless: Punk/Post Punk Graphics
The exhibition comprises a massive collection of posters, flyers and other post-punk ephemera including quite a few choice Factory Records items, notably a rare A Certain Ratio Rough Trade poster for FACUS 4 Do The Du.
17 July 2011Peter Walsh print competition winner
Peter Walsh's online shop is open for the sale of exhibition quality inkjet prints of a selection of his work including Happy Mondays, The Stone Roses, The Charlatans and many more. Prints are available in A5, A4 and A3 sizes in limited editions of 250 and prices start at 25 pounds.
Sat 19 November
Secret Project Robot
210 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, New York
Sun 20 November
10 Brookline Street
Support on both dates comes from great US band Stereograph.
13 July 2011Section 25 live
Saturday 10 September
22-28 Renfield Lane
Glasgow G2 5AR
Tel: 0141 222 2254
Sat 8 October
Fac 251 The Factory
112-118 Princess St
Manchester M1 7EN
Tel: 0161 272 7251
10 July 2011Jez Kerr live @ Static Gallery, Liverpool
The Static Gallery
23 Roscoe Lane
Liverpool L1 9JD
More details on Facebook
05 July 2011The Wake live @ Seaport Music Festival NYC
89 South Street
03 July 2011Peter Walsh ltd edition print competition
Peter has just launched an online shop for the sale of exhibition quality inkjet prints of a selection of his work. Prints are available in A5, A4 and A3 sizes in limited editions of 250 and prices start at 25 pounds.
To celebrate the launch, Cerysmatic Factory is proud to present a competition to win an A3-sized exhibition inkjet print (regular price £100) of a Walsh original photo of the late Tony Wilson. Peter has set the question which is:
Which group of people from the Sixties was Tony inspired by?
A. The Situation Room
B. The Situationists
C. The Stipulation
And now the small print: Answers by email please. One entry per person. Closing date Friday 15 July 22:00 BST. By entering you agree to be added to the email newsletter that Peter will send out at occasional intervals to notify interested parties about updates to his site. The winner will be selected at random out of the Cerysmatic hat soon after the closing date.
02 July 2011Shadowplayers paperback competition winner
Shadowplayers: The Rise and Fall of Factory Records
Format: paperback book
Number of pages: 560 pages
Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd
Publication date: 1 June 2011
Spotlight - Wim Mertens
Wim Mertens (born 14 May 1953) is a Belgian minimalist and contemporary-classical composer and instrumentalist.
His earlier work on Les Disques du Crepuscule was recorded under the name Soft Verdict, with key material that includes For Amusement Only (composed using pinball and arcade machines), Vergessen and Struggle For Pleasure, both of which contain several tracks used on the Belly Of An Architect soundtrack
Mertens's later material has typically been a mixture of solo-piano, vocal/piano and string/woodwind-ensemble recordings, some of which have included works comprised of multiple CDs and intricate repetitive cycles.
His key works, most of it initially released on Crepuscule then later licensed to EMI Benelux, include A Man Of No Fortune And With A Name To Come, Educes Me and Jeremiades.
Biography by Paul Pledger - with thanks.
Wim Mertens - Selected Discography