Sensoria 2015 Programme

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sensoria is sponsored by

STAFF Chris Ashton, Matt Cottrill Nigel Humberstone, Nat Loftus Alison Moore, Mat Steel Jo Wingate, Dan Wray


in-kind sponsors

Real Movement Music

Bank Street Arts, Lisa Brook Charlie Chester, Michael Eden Nick Fraser, Andy Green Paul Gregory, Chris Hague Kat Hall, James O’Hara, Joe Harris Mark Hobson, Richard Hunter Nigel McEnaney, Rebecca Maddox Auriel Majumdar, John Mayock Sarah-Jane Meredith, Craig Monk Andy Oakey, Joan Parsons John Robb, Phil Robins, Jane Shaw Dawn Sharpless, Kerry Simpson Chris Smith, Paul Smith Maria de Souza, Andi Stamp Prof. Vanessa Toulmin Eve Wood, Rupert Wood ticket outlets

media partners

If you prefer to buy tickets in person this is possible at Showroom Cinema, City Hall and Curzon Cinema for relevant screenings and a limited number at The Harley, Glossop Road for Tim Peaks Diner, Factory Floor/LoneLady and Bo Ningen. Concessionary prices apply to claimants, students, children under 15 and senior citizens (aged over 60). Please provide ID. Please note that we have made every effort to ensure that the details in this brochure are correct. However, festivals are complicated beasts and the programme may change—please check the website for up-to-date info. Cover image: Sarah Abbott Brochure Design: Ward 57

PATRONS Nitin Sawhney Julien Temple Martyn Ware

We’re pretty darn proud to present our 8th edition of Sensoria.

We would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped make Sensoria happen BOARD this year; our sponsors and funders, staff and volunteers, board and advisory, artists Adrian Wootton CHAIR. FILM LONDON and venues, co-promoters and suppliers, friends and family. Mark Hilton LEEDS COLLEGE OF MUSIC Join us for a 9-day array of amazing experiences Terry Regan on the theme of ALTERED STATES from the WAKE SMITH & TOFIELDS dreamachine installation or unique yoga Pauline Naylor workshops through to our psych cinema strand. HSBC B-Movie, our fantastic Opening Night film, Phil Patterson looks at how one city changed in the space of a INDEPENDENT MUSIC decade and guests galore (including Asian Dub CONSULTANT Foundation, Bo Ningen, Tim Burgess, Paddy Considine, Factory Floor, Laraaji and DJ Yoda) PROGRAMME will breathe new life into fabulous venues. ADVISORY SensoriaPro explores the changing landscape Jatanil Banerjee for musicians and artists—from forging a fair PRS for MUSIC deal to sustaining live music. Caroline Bottomley RADAR Plus, in November, the ever-popular sensoria drive-in—this year a timeless classic for the Alex Keegan BLOOD SPORT, AUDACIOUS BFI Blockbuster theme of LOVE. ART EXPERIMENT We really hope that you enjoy our eclectic mix Andrew McIntyre of music, screenings, talks and installations. DERBY THEATRE

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A documentary about music, art and chaos in [18] the Wild West Berlin of the 1980s: the walled-in + Q&A with Mark Reeder & daniel dylan wray city which became the Dir.s Jörg A. Hoppe, Klaus Maeck, Heiko Lange creative melting pot Germany 2015 1hr 32mins for a special kind of Showroom Cinema, Paternoster Row s1 2bx sub and pop culture, attracting ingenious Tickets: £8.10/£5.90 conc.s dilettantes and world Available at Showroom Cinema Box Office famous celebrities alike. or from


Preview Screenings 26 september 6:20pm

sensoria 2015 opening night

Manchester Home

27 september 6:30pm Brighton Duke of York’s Picturehouse Duke_Of_Yorks

With mostly unreleased TV and film footage, photos and original interviews, B-Movie tells the story of life in the divided city, a cultural interzone in which everything and anything seemed possible in a place unlike anywhere else in Europe. It’s a fast-paced collage of stories from a frenzied but creative decade, starting with punk and ending with the Love Parade, all from a city where the days are short and the nights are endless. Starring: Mark Reeder, Muriel Gray, Blixa Bargeld, Nena, Nick Cave, Joy Division, Die Toten Hosen, Einstürzende Neubauten, Malaria!

We’re delighted to welcome Mark Reeder to Sensoria for a Q&A following the screening. With support of the Goethe Institut.

opening night 25 september



Opening Night Party

DJ Yoda—History of Hip Hop

Picture House Social Ballroom, 387 Abbeydale Road s7 1fs Tickets: Early Bird £8/£6 conc.s Adv. £10/£8 conc.s—Door £18/£15 conc.s DJ Yoda brings his brand new History of Hip Hop AV set to Picture House Ballroom. Followed by guest DJs in the bar. 5

26 september


2pm Watch the city come alive through

dance network dance in a sea of movement presents and colour which will transform


FREE roving performance across various venues, Sheffield city centre. Accessible for wheelchair users.

pathways, benches, galleries and fountains into a new world of exciting images. Starting at the Winter Gardens, locations include Millennium Gallery, Howard Street and Sheaf Square.

UK Premiere 4.30pm

Wacken 3D [18]

Dir. Norbert Heitker Germany 2014 1hr 35mins

Curzon Cinema Sheffield, 16 George Street S1 2PF Tickets: £11.50/£9.00 conc.s 3D glasses £1.50 Every August, 75,000 metal fans descend on the sleepy German town of Wacken for the world’s biggest metal festival. Filmed on 18 state-of-the-art 3D cameras, this film takes you right into the thick of it. Featuring Rammstein, Alice Cooper, Motorhead, Anthrax and many more. .With support of the Goethe Institut.

8pm outdoor screening

spice world [pg]

Dir. Bob Spiers UK, USA 1997 1hr 33mins

The University of Sheffield Students’ Union, Western Bank S10 2TG Tickets: £2.50


This lighthearted musical comedy follows the fantastically famous five girls’ antics through a series of fictional events, dream sequences and audience asides—all leading up to a major live concert. Sensoria this year will certainly spice up your life!

On The Snap


Three decades of snapshots from the world of jazz, film and crime fiction with Brian Case

interviewed by Adrian Wootton CEO, Film London.

Trippets, Trippet Lane s1 4el Tickets: ÂŁ5/ÂŁ4 conc.s

Son of a Deptford cop, Brian Case got hooked by Charlie Parker at the age of 12 and never looked back. For five decades, writing for NME, Melody Maker, The Times and more, his distinctive voice rapped out pieces on a thrilling after-midnight world of jazz, film and hard-boiled fiction. Case will talk about his book On the Snap, where he discusses some of his most memorable encounters, from Chet Baker to Michael Caine. in association with off the shelf.




26 september


27 september

sun BANDS ON THE RUN We’re soundtracking the route of the Morrisons 11:30am Great Yorkshire Run once more, with local live acts supplying the tunes to keep the runners free live music going and the spectators smiling. in association with real movement music


bands on the run include: bands include:

glee bah gum carmen ghia & the hotrods concorde drum corps and bang bang romeo the half eight joe newman


A Family Affair [18] Dir. Angeliki Aristomenopoulou Greece 2015 1hr 22mins

Picture House Social Mini Cinema, 387 Abbeydale Rd S7 1FS Tickets: Adv. £3—Door £5


A Family Affair is an intimate and inspirational film about the power of family and music told through the lives of the famous Xylouris family and their sacred bonds with the musical tradition of Crete. The film follows three generations of musicians of the family who uphold and pass on the vibrant tradition of Cretan music performing ceaselessly to followers across the world. Nick Cave and Warren Ellis are big fans of the Xylouris family and supported the film through crowd-funding campaigns.

Katzenjammer Sensoria Special


Picture House Social, 387 Abbeydale Road s7 1fs FREE A variety of guest DJs playing eclectic, leftfield music to ease Sunday hangovers. DJs are cherry-picked from bands, record labels, publications and elsewhere.

psych cinema



27 september


Dir. Ken Russell USA 1980 1hr 38mins

Picture House Social Mini Cinema, 387 Abbeydale Road S7 1FS Tickets: Adv. £3—Door £5 Ken Russell’s sci-fi horror dives into the mental abyss, exploring the combined effects of psychoactive drugs and sensory deprivation. Preceded by Sheffield band Magpies’ Altered States inspired music video.

psych cinema


Deadlock (18)

Dir. Roland Klick Germany 1970 1hr 34mins

Picture House Social Mini Cinema, 387 Abbeydale Rd S7 1FS Tickets: Adv. £3—Door £5 Cited by some as “El Topo with machine guns”, this hazy, flea bitten 1970s acid western opens with a wounded young man stumbling into a decrepit mining town with a suitcase of cash. He is found by an opportunist ex-gold miner and in turn by a sadistic killer Sunshine, leading to the inevitable standoff and violent finale… The film score is by seminal Krautrock legends Can. Deadlock enjoys cult status and has influenced many film directors from Jodorowsky to Tarantino. With support of the Goethe Institut.


29 september

tue 6:30pm


Dir. Inuk Silis Hoegh Denmark, Greenland, Norway 2014 1hr 13mins subtitled

Picture House Social, 387 Abbeydale Road S7 1FS Tickets: Adv. £4—Door £5 From 1973—1979 the rock band Sumé’s songs provided the soundtrack for young people in Greenland who were protesting for independence from Denmark. An inspirational portrait of a band, and also a film about the struggle against colonialism in northern Europe.


Approx. 1hr duration

Sheffield Shorts Picture House Social Mini Cinema, 387 Abbeydale Road S7 1FS FREE—just turn up A selection of recent films and videos from Sheffield bands and filmmakers. Please see website for full film listings. 10



1hr 30mins duration

Arnold Freeman Hall, Merlin Theatre, Meadow Bank Road S11 9AH Tickets: £8

30 september

6pm & 8:30pm

Ambient music pioneer Laraaji is bringing his Peace Garden tour to Europe and we’re very pleased to present a yoga workshop that promises to be unlike any you’ve been to before. The workshop combines yoga exercises with deep listening and a performance from Laraaji on electronic zither, mbire, gong, chimes and vocals. This is also the first event in this unusual venue, which overlooks the peaceful grounds of the Merlin Theatre. Laraaji, who was ‘discovered’ by Brian Eno whilst busking in the late 70s, is a musician and laughter meditation workshop leader. Three of Laraaji’s early works are now being re-issued for the first time on cassette and digital by LA-based Leaving Records.



La Haine [15] Dir. Mathieu Kassovitz France 1995 1hr 38mins subtitled

City Hall Ballroom, Barkers Pool S1 2JA Tickets: Early Bird £14 full/£12 conc.s Adv. £16/£14 conc.s—Door £20/£17 conc.s with live soundtrack by or in person from Sheffield City Hall Asian Dub Foundation This year sees the 20th anniversary screening of this tense, black and white drama that depicts a day in the lives of three friends in their early twenties in the aftermath of a riot. The three are from immigrant families living in an impoverished multi-ethnic French housing project in the suburbs of Paris and their story looks set to take a bleak turn when one of the men finds a police officer’s discarded weapon.

Asian Dub Foundation’s recent re-staging of their live soundtrack to La Haine acted as a catalyst to forming this amazing current line up and performing their trademark fusion of punk rock, electronic beats, reggae, bhangra and hip hop. 11

SensoriaPro 2015 1—2 october industry days Upper Chapel & Channing Hall, Norfolk Street s1 2jd

A unique, informal gathering of composers, filmmakers, music publishers, music supervisors, games developers, labels and festivals all under one roof to discuss the latest innovations in music and the moving image.

Choose life, Choose a score. scoring and music supervision contest A unique opportunity to score or place music to the opening scene of Trainspotting and have your submission critiqued by a panel of industry experts.

If It’s Played, It’s Paid. A Fairer Future For Music

Festival Fever— Have Music Festivals Peaked?

with Crispin Hunt Longpigs, Featured Artists Coalition, PRS for Music and Rhian Jones Music Week

with Yvette Chivers Electronic Sound Kate Hewett Tramlines Paul Reed AIF

Film Music Production Masterclass

Music Clearance For Filmmakers

with Ilan Eshkeri Kick-Ass, Stardust, Still Alice and Steve McLaughlin Die Hard, Lethal Weapon,

with Ian Neil Sony

About a Boy Presented in association with PRS for Music and The Foundry.

Anatomy Of A Great Music Video with Caroline Bottomley Radar and Mike O’Keefe Sony

SensoriaPro thu 1—fri 2 october

register now: This year’s event takes place over two days and is a must-attend event with a stunning line up of speakers, direct access to international buyers and informal, friendly networking.

What Makes A Music City? with Amy Terrill Music Canada In association with The University of Sheffield.

Vive Le Venue— Sustaining Live Music with Beverley Whitrick Music Venues Trust James O’Hara Picture House Social, The Great Gatsby Kelly Wood Live Performance Official, MU Tim Arnold Save SoHo

Cutting through the noise— Doing it live— Getting your music Commissioning covered by the press live cinema Laura Snapes Pitchfork & Freelance: UNCUT, NME, Guardian

David Stubbs Author Abi Bliss WIRE Rhian Jones Freelance: Guardian, MusicAlly, Music Business Worldwide

with Lisa Brook Live Cinema and Jo Wingate Sensoria

Explores the recent proliferation of immersive cinema events and live scores.

Sky’s the Limit— Writing Music for Games

Writing Music For Silent Film

Members of 65daysofstatic talk about writing music for sci-fi game No Man’s Sky.

with Nigel Humberstone In The Nursery and composer Stephen Horne.

1 october

thu 5:45pm

Northern Launch

The Death and Resurrection Show [18] Dir. Shaun Pettigrew UK, NZ 2013 2hrs 30mins

Showroom Cinema, Paternoster Row S1 2BX Tickets: £8.10/£5.90 conc.s from the Showroom Cinema Box Office or This stylish documentary charts the turbulent, dramatic and often unbelievable journey of the British post-punk industrial legends Killing Joke. The film brings together three decades of archive footage with previously unseen material and unprecedented access to the members of Killing Joke, their management, music producers, industry figures and associates.



JAAKkO EINO KALEVI + Support Bungalows & Bears, 50 Division Street S1 4GF FREE entry (no tickets, first come first served) Multi-instrumentalist Jaakko Eino Kalevi, a former tram driver from Helsinki, has been making quite an impression on the international stage these past 12 months. With a new self-titled album going down a storm, he brings his dreampop to Sensoria. Like Beck or Ariel Pink, he’s starting to look like someone who can no longer be held by the confines of his own skull, one whose dreams might just demand a bigger screen, a bigger stage. Q (4/5) 14

Doors 7:30pm

TIM PEAKS DINER Abbeydale Picture House, 387 Abbeydale Road S7 1FS

In conversation:

1 october

thu Tim Burgess & Paddy Considine with

Dave Haslam Riding the Low live set Tim Burgess DJ set Tickets: Adv. £10—Door £15 The world-famous Tim Peaks Diner is coming to Sensoria to serve up some “damn fine coffee” and much more. Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess combined his love of coffee and David Lynch’s cult telly series and now serves up the black stuff with a side order of curated entertainment.


2 october


Peddler Market celebrates a phenomenal first twelve months in style. Friday 2 October, 5pm—11pm Expect street food from Saturday 3 October, 2pm—11pm Britain’s best peddlers, plus cocktails, craft beers, gourmet coffee, original artwork from Sheffield Arundel Street S1 4RE creatives, live music, DJ sets FREE and street entertainment including the FIRE BREATHING angle-grinding SteelCats.



Blood sport Picture House Social Ballroom, 387 Abbeydale Road S7 1FS Tickets: Adv. £3—Door £5 Sheffield’s own Blood Sport will be deploying their blistering guitar dynamics, shimmering against roughhoused techno-gilded polyrhythms. An early show before heading to Factory Floor for more live music.


Abbeydale Picture House TBC, 387 Abbeydale Road S7 1FS Tickets: Adv. £15/£12.50 conc.s Door £20/£18 conc.s

2 october




Factory Floor make their debut performance in Sheffield for Sensoria 2015. Factory Floor belong alongside an axis of artists that embrace industrial, post-punk, disco, acid, avant-garde minimalism, electro, dub and— most crucially—the dancefloor, without being beholden to any one genre. One of the most startling live bands around The Quietus Released on Warp in March this year, LoneLady’s album HINTERLAND comes like a bolt from the dark, channelling dance and funk influences to explore the post-industrial ruinscape, brutalist architecture and psychogeography of her native Manchester. At its core beats a special kind of uncomplicated drum machine rhythm and the synthetic timbre of percussion that recalls fractured memories of minimal wave and even early techno, lashed together with LoneLady’s intricate and propulsive style of guitar playing. For all the anxiety embedded in her lyrics, Campbell’s music has a limber energy and strutting, snapping boldness The Guardian


3 october




Introduction & dj set by In the first feature documentary to dr. stephen mallinder trace the origins of industrial music,

Dir.s Amelie Ravelec, Travis Collins discover how a raft of educated France 2015 52mins and politically aware artists - many

Picture House Social Ballroom, 387 Abbeydale Road S7 1FS Tickets: £5


of whom started out with little or no musical background - went on to change musical history. Such musical pioneers as Cabaret Voltaire, SPK, Throbbing Gristle, Hula, In The Nursery and many more, travel back to the mid-70s where the music is factory-forged, licked by flame and hammered into shape.

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Golden Harvest presents

Wild Daughter + Riders + Soft Riot Golden Harvest, 74 Cambridge St S1 4HP FREE gig simply turn up

The Universe: Explained Picture House Social Ballroom, 387 Abbeydale Road S7 1FS Tickets: Adv. £5—Door £10 John Robb’s post-punk band The Membranes showcase their new album Dark Energy/Dark Matter. Support from Sheffield’s own psychotic pop phenomenon Faerground Accidents. 18


Hope Works presents

MORD records showcase

Tickets via resident

Featuring Rotterdam label boss Bas Mooy alongside breakthrough French artists UVB.

3 october


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+ support from Abbeydale Picture House TBC, 387 Abbeydale Road S7 1FS Tickets: Early Bird £10—Adv. £12—Door £20 We close this year’s festival with a proper bang with the help of Japanese acid-punk explosion Bo Ningen. A banging, flashing, blitzkrieg of an act. MusicOMH With the support of The Japan Foundation



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Sat 26 Sept—Sat 3 Oct 11am—4:30pm (closed sundays)


MOOG Sound lab The Foundry, Brown Street S1 2BS

& installations

photo: paul heartfield

digital Archipelago Gallery, 20 Sidney Street S1 4RH If you’re a MOOG fan, get ready for this. FREE Sensoria will be playing host to a What will you see when you close your eyes? This flickering stroboscope creates a light show of colourful patterns behind your eyelids. Artist Brion Gysin first presented his Dreamachine in 1962, and it was enjoyed back in the day by the likes of Iggy Pop and Marianne Faithful.

unique mobile studio of MOOG synths (including the super rare System 55 Modular) boom tschakin’ through to the truly fantastic Bowers & Wilkins 802 audiophile speaker system. Moog Sound lab residents include:

simon wright—65daysofstatic neil Arthur & Steve D’Agostino short performance Sat 26 September 3pm

with the support of ace hotel london and bowers & wilkins.

photo: hana knizova

Uncommon People

Sheffield Music Map smartphone App

Sensoria’s online celebration of the great wealth of musical talent in Sheffield. The site also acts as a family tree, regularly updated in an ongoing attempt to capture the sheer breadth and depth of musical activity that goes on in the Steel City.

A location-based guide to Sheffield’s musical heritage, with regularly updated online tours. Developed by Sensoria in collaboration with The University of Sheffield’s Humanities Research Institute and School of English. 21

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DRIVE-IN CINEMA: A MATTER OF LIFE and DEATH [U] Dir.s Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger UK 1946 1hr 44mins

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Norton Aerodrome, Lightwood Lane S8 8bg Tickets: £20 per car £8 pedestrians/cyclists Join us on the runway for a classic romantic fantasy set in World War II. This universally adored tale of two worlds is told in black and white and technicolour, as pilot David Niven stands up against ‘the Other World’ for his rights to life and to love. Refreshment concessions will include coffee, pizza, a bar and Percy & Lily’s serving hot dogs. There will be a surcharge of £8 per person for cars with more than 5 people.

In partnership with Film Hub North, led by Showroom Workstation. Proud to be part of the BFI Film Audience Network.