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LIFEM 09 podcast 2

Here’s LIFEM’s second 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 second podcast, you have interviews with the artists participating in the first two days of the festival (Jenni Roditi, Andrew Poppy, Nive Nielsen, Tanya Tagaq) as well as excerpts of their music.

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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
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Visits per Country/Territory

By the end of August, there were more than 2,181 unique visits coming from 79 different countries/territories... UK was the country with more unique visits (1,017), followed by Japan (259) and Portugal (196)

By the end of August, there were more than 2,181 unique visits coming from 79 different countries/territories... UK was the country with more unique visits (1,017), followed by Japan (259) and Portugal (196)

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Visits per City

By the end of August, there were more than 2,181 unique visits coming from 459 different cities... London was the city with more unique visits (754), followed by Tokyo (250) and Lisbon (82)

By the end of August, there were more than 2,181 unique visits coming from 459 different cities... London was the city with more unique visits (754), followed by Tokyo (250) and Lisbon (82)

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LIFEM 09: 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 Madame Mim (Brazil) 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 Yiddish, Sephardic, old Klezmer wedding music and more
18:30 – 19:15 Mabrouk Band (Israel) [European premiere] Kings Place – Hall 1 Buy Tickets Here
19:45 – 20:30 Shira U’Tfila (Serbia) [UK premiere] Kings Place – Hall 1 Buy Tickets Here
21:00 – 21:45 Cukunft (Poland) [UK premiere] Kings Place – Hall 1 Buy Tickets Here
Sonore night: 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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Brigitta Bödenauer and Brandon Morse added to LIFEM’s video section

With new videos by Brigitta Bödenauer and by Brandon Morse, LIFEM’s video section is now complete. And it looks just out of this world!!! And they will be shown for free!!!

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Born in 1972, Brigitta Bödenauer studied theatre and currently teaches video editing at a private multimedia school in Vienna. In her work as a filmmaker, Brigitta aims to generate emotive sequences by reassembling stills into animated trajectories. Brigitta is an artist, a media critic, a photographer, a DJ and a VJ.

brandon morse - achilles

Brandon Morse was born in Arlington, TX in 1974 and grew up in Eau Claire, WI. He received his BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, and his MFA in Art and Technology from The Ohio State University, Columbus. Morse has exhibited both nationally and internationally at film and animation festivals, galleries, and on the internet. He has taught Digital Media at the Department of Art at the University of Maryland, College Park since 2000.

Professor Morse states that “”the conceptual focus of my work is instead the development and portrayal of situations of a specifically vague nature… They are the examination of interaction; stripped from context, plot, and history… an exploration of this process playing itself out on a level that can be nothing but instinctual.” With the evidence provided by Morse in his work, one is able to see his works as an “examination of interaction; stripped from context, plot, and history which parallels human interaction: as a series of instinctual actions, isolated from memory and reason.”

Here’s the now complete LIFEM video programme (these screenings are free events, so no excuses for not being part of the festival… let’s enjoy it!):

Friday, 06 November 09

Audiovisual Experimental Works: from 17:30 to 22:00
Goh Lee Kwang: “Two-Dimensional Collision” (29’28’’) (2009) [European premiere] Kings Place – St Pancras Room
Maile Colbert: “Over the Eyes” (17’30’’) (2009) [UK premiere] Kings Place – St Pancras Room
Maile Colbert / Celer: “Falling Down Film for Celer” (30’04’’) (2009) [UK premiere] Kings Place – St Pancras Room
Maile Colbert / Paul Bradley: “Transit” (45’00’’) (2009) [UK premiere] Kings Place – St Pancras Room
Thomas Köner: “Suburbs of the Void” (14’13’’) (2004) [UK premiere] Kings Place – St Pancras Room
Thomas Köner: “Peripheriques part 1-3” (13’11’’) (2006) [UK premiere] Kings Place – St Pancras Room
Thomas Köner: “Pajajeros Peregrios Pilotos” (3’59’’) (2008) [UK premiere] Kings Place – St Pancras Room
Thomas Köner: “La Barca” (7’01’’) (2009) [UK premiere] Kings Place – St Pancras Room
Johnny DeKam / Pure: “Reqoil” (15’38’’) (2003) [UK premiere] Kings Place – St Pancras Room
Johnny DeKam / Pure: “Displaced” (10’24’’) (2003) [UK premiere] Kings Place – St Pancras Room
Johnny DeKam / Pure: “Peaceoff” (9’38’’) (2003) [UK premiere] Kings Place – St Pancras Room
Brigitta Bödenauer / COH: “Don’t Touch Me When I Start To Feel Safe” (4’41’’) (2003) Kings Place – St Pancras Room
Brigitta Bödenauer / Didi Bruckmayr / Michael Strohmann: “Die Wand” (1’03’’) (2005) Kings Place – St Pancras Room
Brigitta Bödenauer / Pure: “…as they pass…” (6’45’’) (2006) Kings Place – St Pancras Room
Brandon Morse: “Achilles” (14’11’’) (2009) [European premiere] Kings Place – St Pancras Room
Brandon Morse: “A Confidence of Vertices” (11’09’’) (2008) [European premiere] Kings Place – St Pancras Room
Brandon Morse: “The Brownian Motion of Collective Woe” (16’41’’) (2009) [European premiere] Kings Place – St Pancras Room
Brandon Morse: “Exit Strategy” (17’29’’) (2009) [European premiere] Kings Place – St Pancras Room

Saturday, 07 November 09

Audiovisual Experimental Works: from 17:30 to 22:00
Ran Slavin: “The Insomniac City Cycles” (70’00’’) (2009) [UK premiere] Kings Place – St Pancras Room
Various Artists: “Essays on Radio: Can I have 2 minutes

of your time?” (56’00’’) (2005) Works by:

  • Jan Robert Leegte / Boca Raton
  • Nuno Tudela / Pedro Tudela
  • Return / Pita
  • Ran Slavin
  • Ok.Suitcase
  • Telco Systems / Longina
  • Lia / @c
  • Stephan Mathieu
  • Isabel Abreu & Rita Barbosa / Pal
  • Return / Freiband
  • Tina Frank / General Magic
  • Brigitta Bödenauer / Miguel Carvalhais
  • Júlio Dolbeth / Steinbrüchel
  • Karl Kliem / Christine Fowler
  • Maximilian Janicke / Random Industries
  • Sara Kolster / Pawel Grabowski
  • Nuno Tudela / Pedro Tudela
  • Return / Gintas K
  • Marius Watz / @c
  • Jörg Piringer
  • Sumugan Sivanesan / Durán Vázquez
  • Antmanuv
  • Ran Slavin / James Eck Rippie
  • Eric Berger / Pure
  • Paulo Raposo
  • Ran Slavin / The Beautiful Schizophonic
  • Horacio G / Longina
  • Meta
[UK premiere] Kings Place – St Pancras Room
Wyndel Hunt / Thom Heileson: “Unit of Selection” (17’18’’) (2008) [European premiere] Kings Place – St Pancras Room
Various Artists: “Colorfield Variations” (84’08’’) (2009)

Curated by Richard Chartier. Works by:

  • Frank Bretschneider
  • Alan Callander
  • Chris Carter + Cosey Fanni Tutti
  • Sue Costabile
  • Evelina Domnitch + Dmitry Gelfand
  • Mark Fell + Ernest Edmonds
  • Tina Frank + General Magic
  • Ryoichi Kurokawa
  • Stephan Mathieu
  • Steve Roden
  • Sawako
  • Bas Van Koolwijk
[UK premiere] Kings Place – St Pancras Room
João Vasco Paiva: “Wide Rothko” (10’00’’) (2008) [UK premiere] Kings Place – St Pancras Room
Yann Novak: “Relocation.Mobile” (10’48’’) (2009) [European premiere] Kings Place – St Pancras Room
Yann Novak: “Relocation.Dislocation” (10’10’’) (2009) [European premiere] Kings Place – St Pancras Room
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New Oorutaichi video

Oorutaichi recent video, live at Super Deluxe (Tokyo, Japan)… Oorutaichi will be playing live at LIFEM on the 7th Nov…

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Miguel Santos on LIFEM

When I say this is a festival of exploratory music, I am not really referring to a genre. It is rather a proactive attitude about all kinds of music. My inspiration is the 15th- and 16th-century European explorers who would set out from the Continent and sail through the Atlantic to discover the rest of the world.

What I explore in music is something that is different, surprising and challenging, so it is essential that LIFEM should differ from other festivals. Curiosity is my main motive. There are so many interesting musical cultures out there, and like many other people, I have yet to encounter them all. That urges me to explore more, often bringing me surprises which I love to share.

This year’s LIFEM is again full of exciting and novel acts. It starts with two classically-influenced artists from Britain: singer-composer Jenni Roditi, whose genre-shifting voice and diverse music fuse different forms in a minimalistic trend, and Andrew Poppy, an eclectic artist whose music has been compared to Cabaret Voltaire and Philip Glass.

In terms of themes, we have a Japanese night that introduces a very modern kind of electronic music by Midori Hirano, Oorutaichi and DJ Scotch Egg. Likewise, the Brazilian night treats us with three acts by Coletivo Rádio Cipó, Madame Mim and Da Cruz: modern Brazilian music that is not just traditional samba or bossa nova.

We also have a Chinese act, but forget the stereotyped associations of Chinese music with traditional Far Eastern tunes: Lonely China Day is a modern rock band, with a very different approach than most Anglo-American bands. Their concert is preceded by the Gaelic singer Lorcán Mac Mathúna’s inspiring rendition of Irish folk tunes, and Tri a Tolia, combining Turkish voice, Iraqi qanun and Belgian cello for a performance of sad, beautiful songs about love, loss and longing.

Another thematic night takes us to as far as the Arctic territories, pairing the acts of two Eskimo performers: Tanya Tagaq, the contemporary Inuit throat singer-composer from Nunavut – Canada, has collaborated with names such as Björk and Kronos Quartet; and Nive Nielsen is an Inuk singer-songwriter from Greenland, accompanying her songs with her ukulele.

I am equally enthusiastic about the night of Yiddish, Sephardic and Klezmer music from different countries. That is bound to be extremely rich and diverse as the music of Mabrouk Band (Israel); Shira U’tfila (Serbia) and Cukunft (Poland) represent three different attitudes towards Jewish culture.

While having such a diverse programme to enjoy, it is also delightful to see Kings Place as the new home to LIFEM. Perfectly located next to King’s Cross – St Pancras, the new gateway to Europe, I think it is an ideal venue for such a festival as it embraces all types of musical genres and activities, an attitude which I very much appreciate.

In the meantime, keep an eye on lifem.org.uk for a free downloadable compilation album and other exciting news…

Miguel Santos
Director
LIFEM: London International Festival of Exploratory Music

(this interview was conducted by Emrah Tokalac, Kings Place)

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Visits per City

By the end of July, there were more than 490 unique visits coming from 177 different cities...

By the end of July, there were more than 490 unique visits coming from 177 different cities...

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Visits per Country/Territory

By the end of July, there were more than 490 unique visits coming from 51 different countries/territories...

By the end of July, there were more than 490 unique visits coming from 51 different countries/territories...

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LIFEM 09 podcast 1

Here’s LIFEM’s first 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 first podcast, journalist and TalkiWalki director Joao Ferreira talks to Miguel Santos, the festival organiser.

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Jazz e Arredores blog mentions LIFEM

090801 Jazz e Arredores, Aug 09

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LIFEM banner

Here’s the new LIFEM banner designed by Benedetta Sodini:

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Another European premiere video screening added to LIFEM

Goh Lee Kwang

Goh Lee Kwang‘s “Two-Dimensional Collision” (29’28”, Malaysia, 2009) has its European premiere screening confirmed at LIFEM.

Goh Lee Kwang is probably one of the most exciting Malaysian sound/new media artists in the scene. He has travelled around the world creating sound installations, sonic-visual interactive installation, single/multichannel video, appeared in electro-acoustic improvised music performances as well as worked on radio broadcasts and soundtracks for theater/dance/indie films. His work has been showcased at festivals, galleries and privates spaces in Europe & Asia.

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Visits per Country/Territory

In the last six days, there were 170 unique visits coming from 38 different countries/territories...

In the last six days, there were 170 unique visits coming from 38 different countries/territories...

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Visits per City

In the last six days, there were 170 unique visitors coming from 92 different cities...

In the last six days, there were 170 unique visits coming from 92 different cities...

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The Wire 306, August 2009

090717 The Wire 306, Aug 09 - news

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Lorcán Mac Mathúna nominated for the Just Plain Folks Music Award

Lorcán Mac Mathúna was nominated for the Just Plain Folks Music Award, the world’s largest independent music awards

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Nive Nielsen: Indie Music Artist of the Week on Indie Music Universe

Nive Nielsen: Indie Music Artist of the Week on Indie Music Universe

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LIFEM channel on YouTube

LIFEM has a video channel on YouTube, with all the artists participating on this year’s LIFEM: http://www.youtube.com/user/LIFEM09

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Tickets now on sale

Tickets now on sale for LIFEM: London International Festival of Exploratory Music (04-07 NOV 09) at Kings Place

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Benedetta Sodini – LIFEM’s logo competition winner

lifem1LIFEM’s logo was designed by Benedetta Sodini, a London-based graphic designer, after an international call-out for proposals. More than a hundred proposals were received, she came out as the winner and, for sure, she deserves full credits. Check her portfolio at www.lil-elfo.com. Hey Bene, you need to update your own site with all the incredible stuff you have been doing recently…

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LIFEM 09 music programme – artists world map

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just in case you are wondering, the number on the dots means the number of LIFEM 09 performing artists coming from that location… there are 16 performing artists in 2009…

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Day by day in pictures: Sat 07 Nov 09

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