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Recon Festival: Innovative Music Festival in Leeds and Bradford Announce More Acts

August 27, 2014

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RECON Festival Announce Second Wave of Acts

RECON, a festival of experimental and innovative music, film and art, takes place at the end of September in Leeds and Bradford. The second wave of acts and activity have been announced with Ghanaian kologo player King Ayisoba, the North East’s greatest avant-folk troubadour Richard Dawson, Nirvana-collaborating cellist Lori Goldston, Blast First-endorsed aggro-beat trio Blood Sport, Nottingham’s ambient un-rockers Kogumaza, Scottish folk artist James Yorkston, legendary punk poet Attila the Stockbroker and dub pioneers Iration Steppas amongst those who will join Sunn O)))’sStephen O’MalleyDavid Thomas Broughton, Blixa BargeldJuxtavoices and Ashtray Navigations as part of the extended, multi-venue festival.

Also featured in this edition will be an exhibition and screening of films by celebrated Indian documentary filmmakerAnand Patwardhan at the University of Bradford’s Gallery II, and a collaboration between noise-rockers That Fucking Tank and artist Yvonne Carmichael for an event that promises to exist at the crossroads of a Silent Disco, underground gig, sound installation and movement-based participative performance. Artist films that treat pop music as found material will be the focus of a programme put together by The Illuminated Room including works by Kenneth Anger, Pipilotti Rist, and Derek Jarman.

‘This year’s festival is shaping up to be even more packed than last years’ says Andy Abbott, one of the directors and Fellow in Music at University of Bradford. ‘We’re really lucky to have so much good stuff being done by good people in the region that we can draw upon for RECON and I hope people will treat the festival as an opportunity to take risks on art and music that they might find challenging or unfamiliar. It’s definitely a broad and diverse programme!’

Grants from both Arts Council England and Leeds Inspired have allowed to commission new works, events and collaborations. The first of these, Frozen Music – a collaboration between artists and musicians that uses the real-time scanning of performers brains to melt and morph the architecture of Leeds Art Gallery – will kick off the festival on 18th September at 8pm.

RECON festival takes place at multiple venues across Leeds and Bradford including Howard Assembly Room, Brudenell Social Club, Delius Arts and Cultural Centre, Wharf Chambers Co-operative Club, Hyde Park Picture House, The 1 in 12 Club, Victoria Gardens, Gallery II (University of Bradford), Fuse Art Space, Leeds West Indian Centre and The Tetley between 18th and 19th September. Details at www.reconfest.co.uk

FULL LIST OF EVENTS FOR RECON 2014.

LEAD IN (SUNDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER)

OWLS @ BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB, LEEDS
£10.00 adv. 7:30pm.

THROUGHOUT (18TH – 29TH SEPTEMBER)

TOM HOPKINS & GIULIA RICCI @ THE TETLEY, LEEDS (from 22nd – 28th)
FREE. 11am – 6pm.

ANAND PATWARDHAN @ GALLERY II, BRADFORD
FREE. Monday to Friday: 11am – 5pm. Special event Thursday 25th at National Media Museum.

20,000TH DAY ON EARTH @ HYDE PARK PICTURE HOUSE, LEEDS (not daily)
See hydeparkpicturehouse.co.uk times and prices.

THURSDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER

FROZEN MUSIC @ VICTORIA GARDENS, LEEDS
FREE. 8pm.

SHIELD PATTERNS @ WHARF CHAMBERS CO-OPERATIVE CLUB, LEEDS
£5 adv. 8pm. For members and guests: see wharfchambers.org

LAUNCH PARTY @ BELGRAVE MUSIC HALL, LEEDS
w/ RECON DJs. FREE. 9pm.

FRIDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER

FROZEN MUSIC @ VICTORIA GARDENS, LEEDS
FREE. 8pm.

SATURDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER

JUXTAVOICES & BRADFORD SCRATCH ORCHESTRA @ DELIUS ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTRE, BRADFORD
plus Black Dogs Guided Goitside Radio Play. £5. 7pm.

SUNDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER

COPS AND ROBBERS ALLDAYER @ WHARF CHAMBERS CO-OPERATIVE CLUB, LEEDS
w/ Richard Dawson, The Bohman Brothers, The Pheromoans, The Bruce Lacey Experience (film).
£6/£4. 5pm. For members and guests: see wharfchambers.org

TUESDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER

THE ILLUMINATED ROOM @ HYDE PARK PICTURE HOUSE, LEEDS
Including work by Kenneth Anger, Cheryl Donegan, Derek Jarman & more. £5/£4. 6.30pm.

THURSDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER

THAT FUCKING TANK / YVONNE CARMICHAEL: THE SILENT GIG @ DELIUS ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTRE, BRADFORD
£5. 8pm.

FRIDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER

TEHO TEARDO & BLIXA BARGELD @ HOWARD ASSEMBLY ROOM, LEEDS
£17:50 adv. 7:45pm.

TOM HOPKINS & GIULIA RICCI LIVE EVENT@ THE TETLEY, LEEDS
FREE. 7pm.

PROTAGFEST @ THE 1 IN 12 CLUB, BRADFORD
w/ Attila The Stockbroker, Andy T, Hercules Morse. £5/£4. 7:30pm.

SATURDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER

THAT FUCKING TANK / YVONNE CARMICHAEL @ HOLBECK UNDERGROUND BALLROOM, LEEDS
£5 (SOLD OUT). 3pm.

JAMES YORKSTON AND DAVID THOMAS BROUGHTON (WITH JUICE VOCAL ENSEMBLE) @ HOWARD ASSEMBLY ROOM, LEEDS
Plus Special Guests TBA. £10 adv. 7:45pm.

MISSISSIPPI RECORDS @ HYDE PARK PICTURE HOUSE, LEEDS
w/ Eric Isaacson (talk), Marisa Anderson, Lori Goldston, Dragging An Ox Through Water
£10 adv. 8pm.

PROTAGFEST @ THE 1 IN 12 CLUB, BRADFORD
w/ Zounds, Blyth Power, Mwstard, Nick Cliff, Mark Automaton
£6/£5. 7pm. PLUS Bradford & Leeds Anarchist Bookfair 10.30am – 4.30pm.

SUB DUB @ LEEDS WEST INDIAN CENTRE, LEEDS
w/ Iration Steppas, Fatman International Sound, Maasai Warrior. £10/12. 10pm.

SUNDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER

STEPHEN O’MALLEY @ BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB, LEEDS
plus Kogumaza. £9 adv. 7:30pm

ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS 20TH ANNIVERSARY MATINEE @ HYDE PARK PICTURE HOUSE, LEEDS
w/ David Larcher, City Hands, Shemboid, Hysteresis and visuals by OKO. £5. 1pm.

MONDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER

SLUM VILLAGE @ BELGRAVE MUSIC HALL, LEEDS
£15 adv. 8pm.

KING AYISOBA @ FUSE ART SPACE, BRADFORD

plus Blood Sport. FREE. 7:30pm.

  

 Links:

http://reconfest.co.uk/

FACEBOOK

@ReconFestival 

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