The Quietus presents; An English Trip with Rick Holland & CHRONONAUTZ (live)
Monday, 25 May 2015 from 19:00 to 23:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Quietus Presents
Arabrot featuring John Doran, Rick Holland & CHRONONAUTZ (live)
An evening of spoken word and readings from the book Jolly Lad and incantations concerning murder, black holes, ghosts and regional bus time tables and live set from CHRONONAUTZ.
19.00 - 2300
In 2011 VICE magazine asked music journalist John Doran for a weekly column. The only instruction they gave him was simple: “You can write about whatever you want but it can’t be about music.”
The column ended up being about the minutiae of Doran’s life. It was about gentrification; being diagnosed bipolar; attending Alcoholics Anonymous; living in a block of flats on a housing estate in London; the psychological damage done by psychedelic drugs; depression; DJing; factory work; friendship; growing old; hallucinations; street violence and obsessive behaviour – especially regarding music and art.
Jolly Lad is a memoir about the recovery from alcoholism, habitual drug use and mental illness. It is also about the healing power of music, how memory defines us, the redemption offered by fatherhood and what it means to be working class.
CHRONONAUTZ are a live duo who have been heavily involved in the murky depths of experimental / art / noise / music / other for 15 years, with scores of releases under different aliases and a hefty touring schedule sharing stages with Sun Ra's Arkestra, Thurston Moore, Damo Suzuki (Can), Lightning Bolt, Black Dice, Chrome Hoof, Chris Corsano, etc.
Their unique approach to techno has gained support from Bok Bok, DJ Haus (Unknown To The Unknown), The Public Stand, Altered Natives, Truss and Bleaching Agent, and featured by Todd Burns (Resident Advisor, Red Bull Music Academy) in his top 10 tracks of 2012 for New York's Village Voice alongside the likes of Fis, Bass Clef, Amé and Hieroglyphic Being.
Rick Holland has recorded with several electronic artists and Brian Eno made an album with him for WARP in 2011. More recently, East India Youth's new album Culture Of Volume is named after his poetry