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LIFEM on Brazilian News

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Music Beyond Labels – Exploring New Music from Japan

Japanese Music and Composers Public Talk Series 2009

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LIFEM on Songlines

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LIFEM on Rock-A-Rolla

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LIFEM 09 podcast 4

Here’s LIFEM’s fourth podcast… before, during and after the festival takes place – 04-07 Nov 09 – a series of monthly enhanced podcasts will be available for you to enjoy. They will include features such as interviews with the festival organisers and the artists taking place in the festival, latest news, exclusive music and much more. We hope you enjoy them.

In this fourth podcast, you have interviews with the artists participating in the fourth (and last day) of the festival (Les Yeux Noirs, Monster Ceilidh Band, Cukunft, Midori Hirano, Oorutaichi, DJ Scotch Egg) as well as excerpts of their music.

Saturday, 07 November 09

A night of Gypsy, Ceilidh and old Klezmer wedding music
18:30 – 19:15 Les Yeux Noirs (France) Kings Place – Hall 1 Buy Tickets Here
19:45 – 20:30 Monster Ceilidh Band (UK) [London premiere] Kings Place – Hall 1 Buy Tickets Here
21:00 – 21:45 Cukunft (Poland) [UK premiere] Kings Place – Hall 1 Buy Tickets Here
Sonore presents a night of exquisite organic electronica from Japan
18:45 – 19:30 Midori Hirano (Japan) Kings Place – Hall 2 Buy Tickets Here
20:00 – 20:45 Oorutaichi (Japan) Kings Place – Hall 2 Buy Tickets Here
21:15 – 22:00 DJ Scotch Egg (Japan) Kings Place – Hall 2 Buy Tickets Here
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some changes in LIFEM’s music programme

Due to unforeseen circumstances Mabrouk Band (Israel), Shira U’tfila (Serbia) and Madame Mim (Brazil) will be unable to perform at London International Festival of Exploratory Music this November. However, we are delighted to announce that Les Yeux Noirs (France), Monster Ceilidh Band (UK) and Daniel Peixoto (ex-Montage, Brazil) will be their replacements, in what is a rare UK performance by the French gypsy/klezmer virtuoso ensemble, the London premiere of Newcastle’s happy energetic non-stop danceable Ceilidh band, and the European premiere of the shockingly sexy electro-punk solo project by the Brazilian MTV outrageous superstar.

Below is the full updated music programme:

Wednesday, 04 November 09

UK minimalist avant chamber pop
19:45 – 20:30 Jenni Roditi (UK) Kings Place – Hall 1 Buy Tickets Here
21:00 – 21:45 Andrew Poppy (UK) Kings Place – Hall 1 Buy Tickets Here

Thursday, 05 November 09

Inuk snow songs, ice folk and throat singing
19:45 – 20:30 Nive Nielsen (Greenland) Kings Place – Hall 1 Buy Tickets Here
21:00 – 21:45 Tanya Tagaq (Canada) Kings Place – Hall 1 Buy Tickets Here

Friday, 06 November 09

Old and new world music touching approaches
18:30 – 19:15 Lorcán Mac Mathúna (Ireland) [UK premiere] Kings Place – Hall 1 Buy Tickets Here
19:45 – 20:30 Tri a Tolia (Turkey/Iraq/Belgium) [UK premiere] Kings Place – Hall 1 Buy Tickets Here
21:00 – 21:45 Lonely China Day (China) [European premiere] Kings Place – Hall 1 Buy Tickets Here
The newest exotic electro latin sounds from Brazil
18:45 – 19:30 Coletivo Rádio Cipó (Brazil) [European premiere] Kings Place – Hall 2 Buy Tickets Here
20:00 – 20:45 Daniel Peixoto (Brazil) [European premiere] Kings Place – Hall 2 Buy Tickets Here
21:15 – 22:00 Da Cruz (Brazil) Kings Place – Hall 2 Buy Tickets Here

Saturday, 07 November 09

A night of Gypsy, Ceilidh and old Klezmer wedding music
18:30 – 19:15 Les Yeux Noirs (France) Kings Place – Hall 1 Buy Tickets Here
19:45 – 20:30 Monster Ceilidh Band (UK) [London premiere] Kings Place – Hall 1 Buy Tickets Here
21:00 – 21:45 Cukunft (Poland) [UK premiere] Kings Place – Hall 1 Buy Tickets Here
Sonore presents a night of exquisite organic electronica from Japan
18:45 – 19:30 Midori Hirano (Japan) Kings Place – Hall 2 Buy Tickets Here
20:00 – 20:45 Oorutaichi (Japan) Kings Place – Hall 2 Buy Tickets Here
21:15 – 22:00 DJ Scotch Egg (Japan) Kings Place – Hall 2 Buy Tickets Here
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Tanya Tagaq MP3s on The Wire website

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LIFEM on Songlines

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LIFEM on Rock-A-Rolla

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LIFEM on Eikoku News Digest

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LIFEM on World Music Central

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LIFEM jingle on Resonance FM

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LIFEM on Resonance FM

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LIFEM on Jungle Drums

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LIFEM on Leros

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The newest exotic electro latin sounds from Brazil
18:45 – 19:30 Coletivo Rádio Cipó (Brazil) [European premiere] Kings Place – Hall 2 Buy Tickets Here
20:00 – 20:45 Madame Mim (Brazil) Kings Place – Hall 2 Buy Tickets Here
21:15 – 22:00 Da Cruz (Brazil) Kings Place – Hall 2 Buy Tickets Here
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Tanya Tagaq in London and Paris this November, with a new trio

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Thursday, 05 November 09

Inuk snow songs, ice folk and throat singing
19:45 – 20:30 Nive Nielsen (Greenland) Kings Place – Hall 1 Buy Tickets Here
21:00 – 21:45 Tanya Tagaq (Canada) Kings Place – Hall 1 Buy Tickets Here
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Music Beyond Labels – Exploring New Music From Japan Public Talk

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In recent years, a growing number of Japanese musicians have appeared on the UK music scene, performing at prestigious festivals, thanks in part to the enthusiasm of certain promoters. This recent popularity has been attributed to the uniqueness and versatility of Japanese music and musicians, appealing to the desire of music fans to experience something new and original.

For this event, the Japan Foundation has invited UK-based Japanese artist, DJ Scotch Egg, who has gained a reputation for mixing music from techno-related genres, including gabber and chiptunes, to talk about his musical career and artistic philosophy. He will be accompanied by Franck Stofer, of the artist agency, Sonore. Franck has been a passionate advocate of the creativity of contemporary Japanese music, and will share his views on the state and nature of the Japanese music scene as seen by a non-native living in Japan and working as part of the Japanese music industry. The evening’s proceedings will be chaired by Alan Cummings, Freelance Writer for music magazine, The Wire.

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This event is organised in association with the London International Festival of Exploratory Music (LIFEM) which is committed to exciting music from every conceivable genre and origin, while continually challenging musical boundaries. DJ Scotch Egg will be showcased as part of this year’s LIFEM lineup, together with two other Japanese musicians, Oorutaichi and Midori Hirano on 7 November at Kings Place.

As well as complementing the performances by these three Japanese artists on 7th November, this event also provides an opportunity to learn more about Japan’s exciting and innovative contemporary musical culture.

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LIFEM on Fly Global Music Culture

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LIFEM – LONDON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF EXPLORATORY MUSIC

KINGS PLACE PLAYS HOST TO INNOVATIVE MUSICIANS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE IN NOVEMBER

The very first London International Festival of Exploratory Music unites the myspace generation of musical explorers from the four corners of the globe.

Produced by Red Orange and presented in the perfect acoustics of Kings Place, LIFEM has truly exploited the incredible potential of the world-wide-web to seek the most exciting finds from the far East, the middle East, the Arctic Circle, south America and East and West Europe. LIFEM shows just what the internet can do for world music.

LIFEM has curated evenings which bring together a selection of artists from shared continents to reveal the commonality and differences between them.

The Festival opens with a look at our very own island and a night of classically influenced ‘minimalist avant chamber pop’. Jenni Roditi has garnered rave reviews of her passionate and absorbing work. Unbound by traditional limits, she explores her voice’s potential to create captivating performances. Andrew Poppy is renowned for his minimalist electro and compositions for opera, orchestra, films and contemporary dance. Sometimes compared to Cabaret Voltaire and Philip Glass, this concert sees Poppy performing on piano and his own downtempo electronics.

Songs and singers from the Arctic Circle brings together two Inuk singers; Goldfrapp-like Nive Nielsen from Greenland and guttural throat-singer Tanya Tagaq. Nive has emerged from the stark isolation of the Greenland geography with an originality and of-the-moment sound created by her stunning voice and little red ukulele.Her debut album is being produced by PJ Harvey’s musical partner John Parish and promises great things. Tanya Tagaq has appeared several times in the UK, each visit bringing exciting new developments in her sound. Worldwide her extraordinary voice and quirky manner has led to collaborations with Björk, Kronos Quartet and Mike Patton. She learnt the rhythmic throat singing of the women Inuk as a child, but through evolving relationships with new collaborators, she continues to explore the sonic potential of her powerful voice.

The Old and New worlds touch on Friday 6 November. Opening with the raw intensity of sean-nós singer Lorcán Mac Mathúna. This young singer makes his first appearance outside Ireland, bringing with him the ancient language of sean-nós and its songs of lament and hardship. Formed by three members of the group Melike, Tri a Tolia brings together Turkish voice, an Iraqi qanun (lap-harp) and a Belgian cello to create spellbinding music that defies easy categorisation. Their debut album Zumurrude received critical acclaim and attracted an international fan base, with this UK debut their live shows should go the same way. Lonely China Day break out of the clichés of Chinese music (traditional, plastic pop or tacky karaoke) and bring to London a taste of China’s growing experimental rock scene.

Running between these, Hall 2 presents three dancefloor fillers from Brazil, where the well-loved rhythms of samba have mutated via musical technology to create exotic electronica. With a powerful political message are Coletivo Rádio Cipó community activists, and their music fuses Brazilian styles funk de morro, samba, pontos de terreiros, carimbó and batucada with hip hop, dub and electro beats. Madame Mim brings it bang up to date with dirty, DIY electro pop with more than her slashed neon t-shirts in common with German electro-trash. Closing the sweaty non-stop dancing is Da Cruz and her clash of bossa, indie-rock, electro, samba, dubstep and jazz. Selected to perform at LIFEM earlier this year, Da Cruz has just been announced on the Womex 09 programme.

Through three different artists, the plaintive sound of Jewish music from different countries is captured in the form of Yiddish, Sephardic and Klezmer. Mabrouk Band from Israel, Shira U’Tfila from Serbia and Cukunft from Poland perform their UK debuts. Mabrouk Band is almost a folk version of Barenboim’s West East Divan Orchestra, a melting pot that makes a virtue out of the different people and cultures of Israel. Led by singer and oud player Asher Alkalay, Shira U’Tfila explore the richness of Sephardic music from the Balkan, Judeo-Spanish and Arabic traditions. With an intriguing line up of clarinet, bass clarinet, electric guitar and drums, Polish improvisers and musicologists, Cukunft take the traditional music of 19th and early 20th century Poland and re-invent it for the 21st.

A classically trained pianist, Midori Hirano had engaged the industry’s curiosity well before the EP release Poet at the Piano and European tour in 2004. Organic layers of piano, strings and electronic sampling create delicate, transparent sound poems. Oorutaichi contrasts sharply with Midori’s wistfulness, producing upfront technicolour songs influenced by Tyrannosaurus Rex, Aphex Twin and Dancehall Reggae. The founder of Okimi Records, Oorutaichi’s other projects include dancehall / broken toy music duo Obakejaa (with DJ Shabu Shabu) and Urichipangoon, a 4 piece progressive folk band featuring ex-Boredoms drummer Muneomi Senju. The brilliantly monikered DJ Scotch Egg brings LIFEM to a close with his surreal set of performance DJing. Armed only with a megaphone, four Nintendo Game Boys and a mixer, his gabber and breaknoise tracks are brought to a close with the hurling of scotch eggs into the crowd.

Alongside this whirlwind tour of global music, LIFEM also presents a free programme of award-winning short films making their UK debut.

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Damian Rafferty
Wednesday 7 October 2009

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Visits per Country/Territory

By the end of September, there were more than 3,310 unique visits coming from 88 different countries/territories... UK was the country with more unique visits (1,559), followed by Japan (398) and Portugal (222)

By the end of September, there were more than 3,310 unique visits coming from 88 different countries/territories... UK was the country with more unique visits (1,559), followed by Japan (398) and Portugal (222)

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Visits per City

By the end of September, there were more than 3,310 unique visits coming from 602 different cities... London was the city with more unique visits (1,121), followed by Tokyo (383) and Lisbon (95)

By the end of September, there were more than 3,310 unique visits coming from 602 different cities... London was the city with more unique visits (1,121), followed by Tokyo (383) and Lisbon (95)

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LIFEM 09 podcast 3

Here’s LIFEM’s third podcast… before, during and after the festival takes place – 04-07 Nov 09 – a series of monthly enhanced podcasts will be available for you to enjoy. They will include features such as interviews with the festival organisers and the artists taking place in the festival, latest news, exclusive music and much more. We hope you enjoy them.

In this third podcast, you have interviews with the artists participating in the third day of the festival (Lorcán Mac Mathúna, Tri a Tolia, Lonely China Day,  Coletivo Rádio Cipó, Madame Mim, Da Cruz) as well as excerpts of their music.

Friday, 06 November 09

Old and new world music touching approaches
18:30 – 19:15 Lorcán Mac Mathúna (Ireland) [UK premiere] Kings Place – Hall 1 Buy Tickets Here
19:45 – 20:30 Tri a Tolia (Turkey/Iraq/Belgium) [UK premiere] Kings Place – Hall 1 Buy Tickets Here
21:00 – 21:45 Lonely China Day (China) [European premiere] Kings Place – Hall 1 Buy Tickets Here
The newest exotic electro latin sounds from Brazil
18:45 – 19:30 Coletivo Rádio Cipó (Brazil) [European premiere] Kings Place – Hall 2 Buy Tickets Here
20:00 – 20:45 Madame Mim (Brazil) Kings Place – Hall 2 Buy Tickets Here
21:15 – 22:00 Da Cruz (Brazil) Kings Place – Hall 2 Buy Tickets Here
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LIFEM mentioned on Vault:21

Xynsta mentions her festival personal highlights on Vault:21.

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Submissions are now being accepted for LIFEM 2010 (03-06 Nov 2010)

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LIFEM: London International Festival of Exploratory Music 2010 Submissions on Sonicbids

Submissions for LIFEM 2010 (03-06 Nov 2010) are now open:

Submit your materials online through Sonicbids! If you are not yet a Sonicbids member and want to submit online, visit www.sonicbids.com/LIFEM and sign-up for the Sonicbids Combo Package (includes your submission AND a discounted Sonicbids membership). If you are already a Sonicbids member, log in to your account and visit the Promoter Drop Box to submit.

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Da Cruz confirmed to be performing at this year’s WOMEX

Da Cruz, who was selected to perform as part of LIFEM 09 earlier this year via Sonicbids (she will be performing at Kings Place on Friday 06 November, 21h15), have just been confirmed to be performing also at this year’s WOMEX on 30 October. Listen to their music on MySpace and book your tickets to see them live at LIFEM here

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Friday, 06 November 09

The newest exotic electro latin sounds from Brazil
18:45 – 19:30 Coletivo Rádio Cipó (Brazil) [European premiere] Kings Place – Hall 2 Buy Tickets Here
20:00 – 20:45 Madame Mim (Brazil) Kings Place – Hall 2 Buy Tickets Here
21:15 – 22:00 Da Cruz (Brazil) Kings Place – Hall 2 Buy Tickets Here
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