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Rock My Religion: Director Dan Graham @ Peacocks Visual Arts


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In association with Peacocks..

Rock My Religion

Tues 4th Nov, 7pm

Peacocks Visual Arts

Director Dan Graham, 1982-84

Original Music: Glenn Branca, Sonic Youth. Sound: Ian Murray, Wharton Tiers. Narrators: Johanna Cypis, Dan Graham. Editors: Matt Danowski, Derek Graham, Ian Murray, Tony Oursler. Produced by Dan Graham and the Moderna Museet.

Rock My Religion is a provocative thesis on the relation between religion and rock music in contemporary culture. Graham formulates a history that begins with the Shakers, an early religious community who practiced self-denial and ecstatic trance dances. With the "reeling and rocking" of religious revivals as his point of departure, Graham analyzes the emergence of rock music as religion with the teenage consumer in the isolated suburban milieu of the 1950s, locating rock's sexual and ideological context in post-World War II America. The music and philosophies of Patti Smith, who made explicit the trope that rock is religion, are his focus. This complex collage of text, film footage and performance forms a compelling theoretical essay on the ideological codes and historical contexts that inform the cultural phenomenon of rock 'n' roll music.

Many other sound events listed at homepage > sound festival 2008 > s*•*o*•*u*•*n*•*d* including:

Interesting Music Promotions: Major Matt Mason USA + Francis MacDonald + Matricarians, Sat 1st Nov, 8pm, @ The Music Club

THE FOG on shmuFM, presented by Bill Thompson, Sun 2nd Nov, 10pm

IMP: To Rococo Rot + Laki Mera + Sarah J Tingle, Wed 5th Nov, 8pm @ The Tunnels

BlackPark: Green Pony + Lazy Sheepdog + Kitchen Cynics, Wed 5th Nov, 8pm @ Belmont Cinema

IMP: Pamela Wyn Shannon + The Kitchen Cynics + support, Thurs 6th Nov, 8pm @ The Tunnels

Mike Janisch and the Transatlantic Collective , Thurs 6th Nov, 8pm @ The Blue Lamp

King Creosote + Pictish Trail, Fri 7th Nov, 8pm @ Woodend Barn

IMP: De-Fence Presents (incl. Viva Stereo, Down the Tiny Steps + OTF), Sat 8th Nov @ The Blue Lamp

THE FOG on shmuFM, presented by Bill Thompson, Sun 9th Nov, 10pm

Kim Cascone: Field Diffusion week, 10th-15th Nov, Venue tbc

IMP + Idol_Wild: Volcano! + Spokes + Greater the Shadow, Tues 11th Nov, 8pm @ The Tunnels

Robert Scott Thompson, Fri 14th Nov, 12noon @ MacRobert

Continuum, Fri 14th Nov, 1pm @ Cowdray Hall

In association with Interesting Music Promotions, the Lemon Tree & University of Aberdeen : Revolutions per hour, electroacoustic music and sound art, Sat 11th Nov, from 6pm-12am @ The Lemon Tree

THE FOG on shmuFM, presented by Bill Thompson, Sun 16th, 10pm

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