20 Feb 2009
Réification Part 2 
The Manchester Evening News announces the sequel to the Tony Wilson Experience:

"TWENTY-four hours of 'binge thinking' and 'chain chatting' will honour the memory of Tony Wilson once again this year, the M.E.N. can reveal today, on what would have been his 59th birthday.

"After the success of last year's pilot, which brought together artistic luminaries with the bright young things of the future, organisers have set up a company which will stage the event for the next three years.

"'Reification, The Tony Wilson Experience Part 2' will take place on the weekend of June 20."



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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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