29 Apr 2005
Biting Tongues Film Event @ Green Room 
From bitingtongues.com

A proposed film event at Manchester's Green Room is scheduled for 24 June and will be centred around Howard Walmsley's new film - provisionaly titled 'Earthquake Land'. Other shorts will include Howard and Ken Holling's recent 'Abduction', together with a new live performance piece by Ken and Graham Massey, based on the life of Martin Denny who died recently.

The Green Room
54-56 Whitworth Street West
Manchester M1 5WW


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In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

Then came Tony Wilson's Factory Club (at the Russell Club in Hulme) offering an open invitation to experiment that was taken up when Ken Hollings, Howard Walmsley, Eddie Sherwood and a few others decided to make some noise to accompany their 16mm silent epic Biting Tongues. A further performance followed a few weeks later, when Colin Seddon and Graham Massey disbanded their Post Natals project and joined up. The film itself, a flashing series of negative images, became a memory; the name remained.

- extract from the LTM Biting Tongues biography

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