Alan Moore Performs Live with Stephen O’Malley of Sunn O))) and FM Einheit of Einstürzende Neubauten


Earlier today, John Reppion informed me that Alan Moore recently did a reading at The Sage, Gateshead, on Sunday March 14th.

The event marked 75 years since the publication of JB Priestley’s English Journey. In 1933, during the Great Depression, JB Priestley travelled from London to the North East to write his legendary book. His social commentary influenced the thoughts of an entire generation, inspiring George Orwell and informing both the creation of the welfare state and the birth of CND. Over 75 years since its publication, in a new era of recession, ‘AV Festival 10′ brings together leading writers and musicians to perform moments from a contemporary journey, offering new social observations and predictions of the future.

Moore’s performance was underscored by a specially commissioned soundscape performed by musicians: FM Einheit (from influential 1980s German band Einstürzende Neubauten), Stephen O’Malley (founder of leading drone doom bands Sunn O))), KTL, Gravetemple) and Susan Stenger (leading performer of music by John Cage and Christian Wolff and co-founder of Band of Susans, The Brood, Big Bottom).

The performance also featured a new projected moving image work by Iain Sinclair and artist Graham Dolphin, which follows their residency at the Northern Region Film and Television Archive.

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