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‘Ten Sound City Saturdays’ will celebrate Edge Hill partnership with the UK’s leading independent festival for new music – Sound City

Edge Hill University has programmed an exciting series of Saturday events in Liverpool and Ormskirk to complement their partnership with Sound City.

‘Ten Sound City Saturdays’ will celebrate Edge Hill partnership with the UK’s leading independent festival for new music – Sound City

by Culture Liverpool

The eclectic programme will offer students the chance to showcase their work and gain valuable music industry experience, as well as an exciting range of performances from cutting edge Liverpool artists and talks from top music industry figures. Venues will include Static Gallery, Liverpool Small Cinema, Bluecoat and The Arts Centre at Edge Hill University.

The first two of these events will take place on Saturday 4th March, when a Vintage Mobile Cinema will appear at Liverpool’s Albert Dock screening a selection of music videos from The Label Recordings – Edge Hill’s record label which promotes existing and new music. The evening will bring a gig at The Arts Centre, Edge Hill University from four of the most exciting acts on The Label Recordings – Shrinking Minds, Oranj Son, Ali Horn and Youth Hostel.

The programme also includes several symposiums and talks including Independence Day which will tell the story of Radio Merseyside’s PMS (Popular Music Show), the UK’s longest-running independent music radio show. This talk will be given by the show’s presenter Roger Hill who has been in the driving seat for 35 of its 40 years. Symposia taking place include 30th Century Woman which will discuss women in music, and the Art and Pop symposium Things may come and things may go… with further details of speakers available soon.

Also as part of the Sound City Saturdays programme, avant-garde Liverpool act a.P.A.t.T will present Observed Music, a multi-disciplinary, interactive, site-specific performance installation at the Sound City Festival site. On the same day, bands from the Label Recordings stable will take over the festival’s Emerging Talent stage for a three hour slot.

The programme also features a zine-making workshop with performer, artist, writer and musician Mark Greenwood, You Say You Want a Revolution, a talk/workshop/production of ten one minute sound works with visual artist Alan Dunn and Surround Sounds, a programme of music films, documentaries and videos.

Cathy Butterworth; Arts Manager at Edge Hill University said:

“It’s exciting to be bringing this new element to what is already a very successful partnership with Sound City. Ten Sound City Saturdays will provide Edge Hill students with enhanced industry opportunities and experience and strengthen the University’s links with Liverpool arts venues, organisations and artists.”

Dave Pichilingi, CEO, Sound City said

“We’re proud of our partnership with Edge Hill, they’re an incredibly forward thinking university who have brought exceptional quality to Sound City with the artists they have showcased, students who have interned and attended the festival and conference and work across dance and multimedia since their early days of working with us.  Ten Sound City Saturdays is a wonderful way to engage students and to celebrate our 10th anniversary edition and we’re delighted to be part of it.”

Edge Hill has been involved with Liverpool Sound City since 2013 and last year signed a three-year deal as the festival’s Industry Connection Partner. As part of the deal the University’s music arm The Label Recordings, which boasts local success stories Hooton Tennis Club and Oranj Son amongst their alumni, has an exclusive stage at the festival to showcase bands from their stable, as well as those from Liverpool and surrounding areas.

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