25 May 2014The man the music the machines
The Liverpool Radical Documentary Film Festival presents an evening dedicated to ground-breaking record producer and sound explorer Martin Hannett - 'The Man The Music The Machines' on Sunday 22 June 2014 at 7.30pm at Leaf, Bold Street, Liverpool.
The evening includes a screening of 'He wasn't just the 5th member of Joy Division', a film about Martin Hannett, an exhibition of Martin Hannett studio equipment and instruments and a Q&A session with film-maker Chris Hewitt.
Tickets are £5 on the door. After costs are covered, all money goes to the Hillsborough Justice Campaign.
Meanwhile, read the Flipside Review of the Martin Hannett DVD.
Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.
Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".
- extract from the official website biography