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BNM presents - Edward George & Kevin Martin in Conversation

Sat 27 April // 14:00

Tickets: £5 full / £3 cons // £10 combi ticket available for all Sat afternoon BNM events at Cube

** £10 combi ticket available for all BNM Sat afternoon events at Cube available here: https://hdfst.uk/e102909 **


This event is part of #BristolNewMusic

Doors 1345
Starts 1400
Ends 1510

Founding member of Black Audio Film Collective and the writer and presenter of seminal 1996 film essay ‘The Last Angel of History,’ Edward George, in dialogue with Kevin ‘The Bug’ Martin.
Moderated by writer and theorist Paul Rekret.

Edward George is a writer and broadcaster, visual artist and musician. A founder of Black Audio Film Collective, George wrote and presented the ground-breaking science fiction documentary Last Angel of History. He hosts Sound of Music (Threads Radio), and Kuduro – Electronic Music of Angola (Counterflows). George’s series The Strangeness of Dub (Morley Radio) dives into reggae, dub, versions and versioning, drawing on critical theory, social history, and a deep and a wide cross-genre musical selection. Ongoing live audio essay listening session projects include Voodoo: Listening to D’Angelo and The Strangeness of Jazz, at London's Cafe Oto. Ongoing audio art projects include the group X Ray Hex Tet.

Kevin Martin is the artist and producer behind The Bug, Kevin Richard Martin, King Midas Sound, Techno Animal, Zonal and a host of other uncompromisingly heavy - and heavily dub-informed - projects he has instigated since the 90s. The Bug's signature apocalyptic dancehall production style, as fully realised on the ‘London Zoo’ and ‘Fire’ albums for Ninja Tune as well as his ongoing live activity with Flowdan and a host of collaborators, was forged at in London at the start of the millennium via collaborations with UK dub veteran The Rootsman and MCs including Daddy Freddy, Toastie Taylor and Paul St Hillaire, and through his proximity to the nascent dubstep scene. Known as a storied and obsessive devotee to the world of echo, Martin has recently issued ‘Machine’, a series of instrumental EPs outlining a new and savagely dystopian blueprint of dub.

Paul Rekret is the author of three books and two edited collections, most recently: Take This Hammer: Work, Song, Crisis (Goldsmiths/MIT Press 2024). He publishes widely in cultural and media theory in journals such as Theory, Culture & Society, Constellations, South Atlantic Quarterly and his writing has appeared in Frieze, The Wire, Art Monthly, The New Inquiry, and elsewhere. He is a member of Le Mardi Gras Listening Collective and is a Lecturer in the School of Media and Communication at the University of Westminster.

Taking place from Thursday 25 - Sunday 28 April 2024, Bristol New Music is a city-wide festival of contemporary music and sound.

For the full programme and further information, visit www.bristolnewmusic.org