A special Ghostpoetgig being filmed for The Space, an experimental £2.5m digital arts initiative developed by Arts Council England in partnership with the BBC
with live performances from special guests
Raj Pannu (Coldcut)
Plus sets from The Tipping Pointartists
Presented by Hal Branson and brought to you by Generator and Northern Film & Media and featuring screenings of works by
Lanterns on the Lake ft. Novak Collective
Paul Smith (Maximo Park)
Doors open 7.30pm
Tickets £8 adv/£10 on the door
Tickets available online thesagegateshead.org / Ticket office 0191 443 4661
British singer and producer Ghostpoet’s Mercury Music Prize nominated debut album ‘Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam’ was released viaGilles Peterson’s Brownswood label and immediately attracted plaudits from press, radio and fans alike. Support slots with Metronomy and performances at Glastonbury, Bestival and Latitude followed. Now working on his second album which is due for release next year on [PIAS] Records, Ghostpoet will bring his blend of experimental hip-hop, bittersweet lyrics and anthemic soul.
Raj Pannu (Coldcut/Ninjatune) - ‘Old Grey Whistle Twist’
Raj Pannu is one of the most respected DJs in the UK, having toured the world as the audio and audio visual DJ for Coldcut & Ninjatune, performed with and remixed Mercury Prize winning artist Talvin Singh. Raj DJs regularly and runs his own label, magazine & event company Fresh Hell. Raj will be creating a unique DJ and VJ experience featuring classic Old Grey Whistle Test performances.
Plus sets from The Tipping Point artists
Artists have been selected from Generator’s The Tipping Point blog which relies on Tips from tastemakers to unearth the UK’s best emerging artists. Lulu James, Jethro Fox and Seye have filmed sessions at Blank Studios, Newcastle, including covers of their favourite Old Grey Whistle Test performances.
This celebratory evening will be presented by Hal Branson and allows the audience to get involved using innovative Screach technology. Download the Screach app now at http://www.screach.com
Space Invasion also features screenings of:
SBTRKT - ‘Transmission’
Generator and Northern Film & Media teamed up with SBTRKT, Young Turks and XL Recordings to commission a music video for track ‘Trials of the Past’. The collaboration has produced only the third official video for the pioneering electronic artist and producer who released his debut album last year to critical acclaim and has remixed acts such asM.I.A, Modeselektor, Radiohead and Basement Jaxx.
Lanterns on the Lake ‘Pallion’ feat. Novak Collective
‘Pallion’ features Lanterns on the Lake who are signed to legendary independent label Bella Union. The band and visual artists Novak Collective were commissioned and placed together by Generator and Northern Film & Media to create an audio and visual response to the Pallion Shipyard, Sunderland and to TSS Manxman (1955-2012). ‘Pallion’ tells the story of the historic vessel and once thriving shipbuilding yard.The band returns to The Sage Gateshead (Hall One) on October 20th.
Paul Smith (Maximo Park)‘Poetic Licence’
Filmed in Newcastle’s ancient Morden Tower venue, Poetic Licence sees Maximo Parklead singer Paul Smith perform an interpretation of poet Lavinia Greenlaw’s ‘Essex Kiss’, taken from highly-acclaimed collection ‘The Casual Perfect’.
All collaborations, performances and additional documentary pieces will be made available at theSpace.org