21 August 2012Unknown Pleasures - Inside Joy Division
In the book, Hooky will tell the story of Joy Division's friendships and fall-outs; their rehearsals and recording in the way that somewhere who was there can.
October book tour
Mon 1 - HMV, Manchester (Signing), 90/100 Market St, Manchester, M1 1PD (6pm)
Tue 2 - Foyles, Charing Cross (Talk, Q&A & Signing), 1st Floor café, 113-119 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0EB (6:30pm)
Wed 3 - Fopp, Bristol (Signing), 27-29 College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TD (6pm)
Thu 4 - WH Smith, Birmingham (Signing), 29 Union St, Birmingham, B2 4LR (12:30pm)
Thu 4 - Waterstones, Liverpool (Talk, Signing & Q&A), 65-67 Bold St Liverpool L1 4EZ (7pm)
Fri 5 - Ilkley Literature Festival (Talk, Q&A & Signing), Kings Hall, Station Rd, Ilkley LS29 8HB (7:30pm)
Sat 6 - Morley Literature Festival (Talk, Q&A & Signing), Morley Town Hall, Queen St, Leeds, LS27 9BD (7:30pm)
Mon 8 - Easons, Dublin (Talk Q&A and Signing), 40 Lower O'Connell St, 1 Dublin, Ireland (7pm)
Tue 9 - Waterstones Glasgow (Signing), 153-157 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow (12:30pm)
Tue 9 - Waterstones Edinburgh (Talk Q&A & Signing), 128 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 4AD (6:30pm)
Tue 16 - Off The Shelf Literature Festival, Sheffield (Talk, Q&A & Signing), University of Sheffield Student’s Union, Western Bank, Sheffield (7:30pm)
Wed 24 - Chester Literary Festival (Talk, Q&A & Signing), The Laugh Inn Station Rd, Chester CH1 3DR (7:30pm)
Title: Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division
Author: Peter Hook
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Publication date: 1 October 2012
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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