Illuminations will return to London this autumn with more movies and talks among the live music and art installations.
The festival series, now in its fourth year, looks set to be as diverse as ever in 2015. Oneohtrix Point Never aka Daniel Lopatin will perform alongside special guests and a live A/V set at Village Underground on November 8, and Holly Herndon will bring her ever-evolving A/V experience to Oval Space on November 4.
Modern goth Zola Jesus will play her first UK show in over a year at the Islington Assembly Hall on November 7 and Mica Levi will bring her trio Micachu and The Shapes to Oval Space on November 5.
Also on the bill, Texan native Josh T Pearson will play his first headline London show for over four years at St John at Hackney Church, Brooklyn metal band Liturgy will join noise-rockers Three Trapped Tigers at The Dome, and New Jersey prog-punks Titus Andronicus will play Village Underground.
Curated by London promoters Rockfeedback, this year’s series will also include an expanded cinema programme with special screenings of Heaven Adores You, the documentary on the life of Elliot Smith, They Will Have To Kill Us First, about the banning of music in Mali, and Rain The Colour Blue with A Little Red In It – a Tuareg homage to Purple Rain.
Line-up so far:
Three Trapped Tigers & Liturgy
Plus Evan Caminiti & visuals & DJs
Illuminations at The Dome, October 30th
They Will Have To Kill Us First
Pre-release screening of film on ban of music in Mali by Islamic extremists focusing on Mali band Songhoy Blues, plus Q&A with the band
Illuminations at The British Library, November 1st
Orion – London Launch Event
Special London launch event for the award-winning film about the true life of an entertainer thought to be the spirit of Elvis
+ Director Q&A + Elvis themed special performances
Illuminations at The Prince Charles Cinema, November 1st
Heaven Adores You
Elliot Smith documentary screening, Director Q&A + Elliot Smith related special live performances
Illuminations at The Prince Charles Cinema, November 3rd
A night curated by Holly Herndon including a performance of her ever-evolving A/V experience
Illuminations at Oval Space, in collaboration with the Barbican, November 4
Plus Special Guests
Illuminations at Village Underground, November 5
Micachu And The Shapes
Plus Special Guests
Illuminations at Oval Space, November 5
Josh T Pearson
A Saturday night of music and readings at Hackney’s St John Church, headlined By Josh T Pearson
Illuminations at St John At Hackney Church, November 7
Illuminations at Islington Assembly Hall, November 7
Oneohtrix Point Never
Plus Special Guests, A/v Event
Illuminations at Village Underground, November 8
Sunday 8th November
Rain The Colour Blue With A Little Red In It
A Tuareg homage to Purple Rain and The Harder They Come
Screening & skype director Q&A with Christopher Kirkley & DJ Sets
Illuminations at Hackney Picturehouse, November 8