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Well, here it is... ...our th edi on of Sensoria.

We would like to offer our hear elt thanks to all those who have helped make Sensoria happen this year; our sponsors and funders, staff and volunteers, board and advisory, ar sts and venues, co-promoters and suppliers, friends and family. You can expect a -day array of amazing experiences and new commissions from a scented cinema to sci-fi explora ons, radio broadcasts and new commissions. Plus, back by popular demand, the Sensoria Drive In. As always, we've found some lovely new venues in which to present our eclec c mix of music, screenings, talks and exhibi ons and we really hope that you enjoy coming along...

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Please note that we have made every effort to ensure that the details in this brochure are correct. However, fes vals are complicated beasts and the programme may change—please check the website for up-to-date info. Co. No.

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Chris Ashton, Ma Co rill, Nigel Humberstone, Nat Lo us, Alison Moore, Mat Steel, Jo Wingate, Dan Wray

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Adrian Woo on Mark Hilton Pauline Naylor

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Mark Albrow, Bank Street Arts, Steve Banks, Mar n Bedford, dford, Ben Brailsford, June Burke, Dr Ma hew Cheeseman, Charlie arlie Chester, Carol Clarke, Sara Cluggish, Ma Cooper, Melanie Crawley, Michael Eden, Richard Eyre, Denise Fahmy, Jane Faram, Angela Galvin, Andy Green, Angela Gower, Kat Hall, Judith Harry, Mark Hobson, Jane Hodson, Eamonn Hunt, Ashley Kelley, Rob Lee, Anna Lord, Auriel Majumdar, jumdar, John Mayock, Sarah-Jane Meredith, Craig Monk, Andy Oakey, Joan Parsons, Steve Rimmer, John Robb, Amy Ryall, Jane Shaw, Showroom & Worksta on Sta, Laura Sillars, Kerry Simpson, Maria de Souza, Prof Vanessa Toulmin, Eve Wood, Ron Wright.


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— Dir. Esteban Sapir | Argen na | hr mins | Silent with sub tles ,

£ is a surreal sci-fi tale about a city reduced to silence a er an evil media tycoon has stolen the residents’ voices. Director Esteban Sapir’s visually inven ve film fantasy is an affec onate pas che of classic silent cinema, the inter- tles dancing across the screen in the dystopian vision of a city le without a voice. Esben and the Witch provide a live accompaniment replacing the original, piano led orchestral score with a dynamic pale e of shimmering guitars, synthesisers and ambient, wordless vocals. Tickets from www.esben.eventbrite.co.uk Tickets from Steam Yard Café, Aberdeen Court,

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Bruce Brown’s seminal surf travelogue from enjoys a new live score from Bristol-based The Rumble-Os. Brown follows two young surfers around the world in search of the perfect wave, and bumps into many colourful characters along the way. www.endless-summer-live-score.eventbrite.co.uk


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Taking the form of a two-screen video and audio installa on, Ma Stokes' new commission is inspired by Barry Hines’ produc on Threads, which portrayed a fic onal cold-war nuclear a ack on Britain. years a er its original broadcast, Stokes envisions the impact of such an event on the human body, and its social and cultural consequences. Collabora ng with composer Ben Gaunt and a cast of Sheffield-based vocalists, he depicts a transformed society in which archaic customs and systems prevail. In this futuris c world, the human voice and other func ons, have been affected by radia on sickness and environmental diseases. This manifests itself with two languages being spoken by two different socie es. One society survives in a lamp-lit underworld, communica ng via a form of mutated English and clipped sounds, whilst the second lives in a scorched overground environment conversing via a form of tonal expression. Heard together the two different groups produce conflic ng vocal sounds, which as the work progresses, move closer to each other, from disharmony to harmony.

Also, see p for an ar st talk: Ma Stokes in conversa on with Dr David Forrest & p for our outdoor On Saturday October at pm Sara Cluggish, screening Curator will give a tour of the exhibi on. of Threads. FREE Bookings via www.sitegallery.org In partnership with Film Hub North, led by Showroom Worksta on. Proud to be part of the BFI Film Audience Network.


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A variety of bands and musicians will be performing along the length of the k course to cheer on the thousands of runners descending on the city. Acts include: the acous c pop of the Early Cartographers, community choir Glee Bah Gum, ragtag bunch Cocklebread, singer-songwriter Ryan Young, the bluegrass/folk hybrid of Li le Robots and own curated stand. For more info & to sign up for the run: www.greatrun.org/yorkshire

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Join us for a day of free live music and entertainment. Proceedings will get off to a winning start with presenta ons to medal winners and then onto some of Sheffield’s best-loved bands. First off the blocks is Carmen Ghia and the Hotrods who will bring their jivin’ rockabilly vibes and get everyone kicking off their running shoes & donning their dancing gear. There will also be workshops from Lush.


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is delighted to announce a special radio broadcast of a newly commissioned radio docu-drama. Radios will be available at various cafés around Sheffield and beyond to come along and tune in to this Premiere broadcast. Par cipa ng cafés include Steam Yard Café and Café # . Ka a Chic explores Sheffield’s musical history, contras ng the early s and the now. It is wri en and produced by Michael Somerset Ward and Dean Honer with Alisdair McGregor as Sound Editor. The narrator is Graham Fellows and other contributors include: Glenn Gregory ; Stephen Mallinder , ; Adi Newton ; Philip Oakey ; Stephen Singleton , and Martyn Ware The play features newly wri en music including guest vocals from Lore a Chantry , Lisa O’Hara , and Peter Rophone. A sound design workshop for young people aged was delivered as part of the Ka a Chic project. Supported by Arts Council England, Yorkshire and Sheffield Town Trust.

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Jonathan Demme captures the groundbreaking at their peak. Shot over three live shows at the in Los Angeles, this concert film has enjoyed universal cri cal acclaim.

Wrap up warm and bring blankets as simply called it Autumn evenings can get very chilly. the Greatest There will be concessions available concert movie ever... including coffee, pizza and a bar. Tickets from www.stopmakingsense.eventbrite.co.uk Limited number of ckets at Steam Yard Cafe, Aberdeen Court, Division Street S QE.

These short films will pop up at various mes and venues throughout the fes val including Steam Yard Cafe, Aberdeen Court, Division Street. See www.sensoria.org.uk for more details. A collec on of short films by Luke Turner looking at what musicians get up to in their spare me… from gardening to military vehicles—we're pleased to present: Cosey Fanni Tu , on vegetable gardening; Jim Sclavunos , shares his love of Tiki cocktail culture; Stephen Morris , shows off his military vehicle collec on; Tim Burgess presents his ; Darren Hayman talks trains.


. Dir. Michael Rossato-Benne USA | | hr mins , An upli ing cinema c explora on of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. This s rring documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the non-profit organisa on , as he fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it. The film will be introduced by Professor Annalena Venneri, Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at the Department of Neuroscience, .

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As record their first album, marking the birth of Heavy Metal, Hera, is a young girl growing up in a remote rural area of Iceland. She sees her beloved brother Baldur—a long haired heavy metal fan— killed in a horrific accident. Emo onally trapped and unable to move on, she takes on Baldur’s wardrobe, and takes up the guitar, channelling her anger into unrepentant rebellion, masking the fact that she is lost and sinking fast. When her childhood friend returns intent on marrying her and a young priest moves to the farming community, the wheels of fate start turning. Hera has to grow up and find her own voice. Tickets from www.metalhead.eventbrite.co.uk


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Connie Converse deliberately disappeared in . An unappreciated songwriter, decades ahead of her me, she was never seen again. Now, years a er her disappearance, we invite you to an evening of music and film, celebra ng Connie and the kitchen recordings she made in s New York. www.rovingwomen.eventbrite.co.uk With thanks to for suppor ng this event.


Sheffield songwriter Nat Johnson will be performing several of Connie’s songs, both with her band and with the Stannington Brass Band, following the screening and Q&A.

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, Hear directly from the ar st Ma Stokes about his new film and audio installa on, In Absence of the Smoky God, commissioned by Sensoria Fes val and Site Gallery. We’ll be exploring the ideas and techniques behind the making of the work, from the influence of Barry Hines’ docu-drama Threads, to Ma ’s experience of working with a team of local vocalists, speech therapists, costume designers, ligh ng experts and more. Dr. David Forrest of , an expert in Bri sh social realist cinema, will join the conversa on to discuss the Sheffield-based archive of filmmaker Barry Hines. Advance booking strongly advised. www.ar st-talk-ma -stokes.eventbrite.co.uk

See p for the Ma Stokes commission In Absence of the Smoky God, which runs in conjunc on with this event & p for our outdoor screening of Threads.


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Dir.s Howard S. Berger & Susan Stahman | USA | | hr mins ,

£ Large-scale projec ons of local interest archive films onto , including Mitchell & Kenyon footage of Spectators Promenading in Weston Park ( ) in front of the museum itself. The presenta on will feature music by In The Nursery plus the premiere of newly-commissioned scores by composers Phil France & Liam Ward. There will be a commentary by Professor Vanessa Toulmin, Director of the Na onal Fairground Archive and Head of Cultural Engagement at . www.edwardiansheffield.eventbrite.co.uk

This feature documentary chronicles the rise, fall and resurrec on of Joe Meek. Original, idiosyncra c and tragic, these are all traits that could be applied to the tale of this maverick pop producer. Being both the pioneer and Svengali that he was, he’s not short of admirers; contributors to the film are vast, including Jimmy Page, Edwyn Collins, Franz Ferdinand, The B- s and Super Furry Animals. First screened at the inaugural Sensoria Fes val as a work-inprogress, we welcome back Howard S. Berger to talk about his film six years later.

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Easily one of the most harrowing things ever to air on television, Threads is an unremi ngly bleak and en rely plausible account of nuclear war and its a ermath See p for the Ma Stokes commission In Absence of the Smoky God & p for an ar st talk: Ma Stokes in conversa on with Dr David Forrest

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An outdoor, headphone screening of the docu-drama wri en by Barry Hines. Filmmaker Mick Jackson later went onto a successful Hollywood career including direc ng blockbuster The Bodyguard. For this unique event, and will present the film on a ’ screen against the backdrop of Sheffield’s sky line. Refreshments will be available on site. Please wrap up warm; wear warm clothes and bring blankets and cushions. £ returnable deposit for headphones. Tickets from the Showroom box office and www.showroomworksta on.org.uk In partnership with Film Hub North, led by Showroom Worksta on. Proud to be part of the BFI Film Audience Network.


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£ Music cri c and mauvais vivant John Doran is turning his popular MENK column for VICE into a book. Jolly Lad concerns the author’s a empts to deal with his life as a recovering alcoholic, to calm his enthusiasm for narco cs, to take control of his wildly fluctua ng mental health issues and to curb a tendency toward bleakness in order to become a be er father to his young son and less of a 'meff '. When released, Jolly Lad will be accompanied by an album of spoken word and music, featuring musicians from Manic Street Preachers, Bri sh Sea Power, Fat White Family, Teeth Of The Sea, SunnO))) and more. John Doran, founder and editor of website, has also wri en for , , and is an occasional broadcaster for and the . www.menk.eventbrite.co.uk

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£ Book early to avoid disappointment sensoriapro.eventbrite.co.uk An informal gathering of music, film, games professionals and students all under one roof to discuss the latest developments in music and the moving image. A unique opportunity for delegates to score a short clip from BAFTA-nominated Benedict Phillips presents the a new model for commissioning and Bri sh Drama developing digital artworks. and have their work cri qued by a panel of music professionals. The talk will include an overview of the project as well as examples Ian Neil , , of prototypes, works in progress — ; Gary Downing and final commissions from the — ; first two itera ons of the Lab. Benedict will be joined by ar sts and music supervisor Phil Canning. who are currently developing work.

Led by Caroline Bo omley with Patrick Ross and Ray Smith A prac cal approach to the increasingly sophis cated pla orm of YouTube that will look at how to make money and grow a fan base.

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We have a fantas c line up covering music, sound design & dialogue produc on. John Broomhall will moderate a panel including: sound designer Joanna Orland ; dialogue specialist Mark Estdale ; and composer Joe Henson.

With: manager Laurence Aston; composer Nainita Desai; ; sync expert Nathalie Du Bois; ; Jatanil Banerjee ; . and moderator Stuart Worthington.


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‘LEMMY’ co-director/producer Greg Olliver provides an in mate portrait of the late, great Winter whilst on tour over the course of two years. In Blues legend Johnny Winter was signed by Clive Davis to Columbia Records for what was called the largest solo ar st deal of its me. He later played Woodstock, dated Janis Joplin, jammed with Jimi Hendrix, produced mul ple Grammy-winning albums for Muddy Waters and was inducted into the Blues Founda on Hall of Fame in . www.showroomworksta on.org.uk/johnnywinter

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A showcase of Sheffield’s burgeoning blues scene comes together with the circus performers to present a unique offering of electric blues and performance. Featuring Mudcats Blues Trio, Downtown Roots, TJ Norton and The Suitcase, guests, BBQ & Kelham Island Ale at the Bar. www.wego ckets.com


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Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tu have long been pioneers of electronic and experimental music. Since fundamentally giving birth to the genre of ‘Industrial Music’ via the unique vision and sound of in the ʹs, they then con nued throughout the ʹs and ʹs as recording some of the most inven ve Electronica albums released during that era. With a ceaseless desire to break new ground, they transformed yet again into Carter Tu . Carter Tu plays Chris and Cosey is a reworking and re-imagining of their ʹs material through the modern day. This set will be one of the last shows of this type; the pair will then put out a studio album of the same name that is based on these live performances later in the year. Wrangler, who released their debut album L.A Spark earlier this year, is made up of Stephen Mallinder , Phil Winter & Benge . Plus Threads DJs. www.cartertu -wrangler.eventbrite.co.uk Tickets also available from Steam Yard Café, Aberdeen Court, 97 Division Street S1 4GE.

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is heightening your senses this year, bringing an added dimension to the animated Disney adapta on of this classic story—fragrance supplied by . Pop up cinema experience at Trafalgar House (under S Artspace). Tickets from www.scentedcinema.eventbrite.co.uk


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the Sensoria Drive In is back by popular demand!

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Dir. Robert Zemeckis | US | | hr mins Starring Michael J. Fox, Crispin Glover, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, George DiCenzo.

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Back To The Future was the highest-grossing film of and became an interna onal phenomenon— with a smash hit theme tune. Young Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is accidentally transported years into the past in a metravelling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emme "Doc" Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence.

There will be refreshment concessions selling hot dogs, pizza, coffee and a small bar. There will be classic cars cruising down and who knows maybe even a DeLorean might make an appearance. Please allow plenty of me to arrive and park; we will be on site from pm. Please wrap up warm, bring blankets, wear warm clothes and sturdy shoes, October evenings get very chilly. Any cars with more than people will have an extra surcharge of £ per person. www.b drivein.eventbrite.co.uk Tickets also available from Steam Yard Café, Aberdeen Court, 97 Division Street S1 4GE


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A one-day mission of explora on, looking at the rela onship between science fic on literature, film and music. The event is packed with talks, screenings, music and workshops culmina ng in a Blade Runner party.

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What are the most (and least?) successful adapta ons of science fic on literature to film? Including discussing the work of Philip K Dick, Ray Bradbury, Walter Tevis.

How great music has enhanced the sci-fi experience on the big screen AND how sci-fi literature and film has influenced musicians.

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The celebrated lyricist, Edwyn Collins could only say two phrases a er waking up: “Grace Maxwell and “The Possibili es Are Endless. This is the incredible story of Collins, a songwriter who had the contents of his mind effec vely deleted a er experiencing a stroke. Placed inside Edwyn's mind, we embark on a remarkable journey from the brink of death back to language, music, life and love. With the help of his wife Grace, Edwyn submerges himself in a landscape of memories, as he tries to unlock the story of his past. More than a story of determina on against all odds; it is an in mate and life-affirming tale of rediscovery.

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Simon Goddard published Simply Thrilled—The Preposterous Story of Postcard Records this year. He directed and designed the promo video for Edwyn Collins' single If You Could Love Me in . Presented in associa on with .

S he f f i e l d ’ s n e west i ndependent reco r d shop

Tonearm Vinyl is Sheffield’s newest independent record shop carrying a wide range of new and used quality music in most genres. We offer cash or exchange on single items and collections.

401 South Road, Walkley S6 3TD Phone: 0114 327 1516 Email: tonearmvinyl@gmail.com Open: Saturdays - 12pm-5pm New extended opening hours coming for spring


www.uncommonpeople.co.uk

Uncommon People is online celebra on of the great wealth of musical talent in Sheffield. The website also acts as a family tree, regularly updated in an ongoing a empt to capture the sheer breadth and depth of musical ac vity that goes on in the steel city, and always has.

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, Combining a pop-art sensibility with religious iconography, the exhibi on will display Horace Panter’s work from his Casse es, Icons and Americana series. From reflec ve, poignant pieces, such as his portrait of Amy Winehouse, to colourful collages celebra ng musical icons and eras, each work can be seen to represent a part of his kaleidoscopic and colourful sense of the world. —

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Profile for Sensoria Festival

Sensoria 2014 Programme  

Sheffield-based festival of Music, Film & Digital. 2014 programme.

Sensoria 2014 Programme  

Sheffield-based festival of Music, Film & Digital. 2014 programme.

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