24 Jun 2006
Unforgiving, Unrelenting, Unforgettable 
The Purcell Room presents Endymion featuring Steve Martland – conductor and James Woodrow – guitar for a special performance on Wednesday 5 July. The programme includes five Martland pieces: Kick (1996), The Thistle of Scotland (1996), Beat the Retreat (1995), Damian Rees Saffron for solo electric guitar and tape (1999) and Martland Eternal Delight (1997)

Wednesday 5 July 2006
7.45pm (no interval)

Purcell Room
Belvedere Road
London SE1 8XX

Tickets: GBP 16/12 (concessions 50% off)
Available from the South Bank Box Office on 08703 800 400 or via www.rfh.org.uk



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Biting Tongues

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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