Saturday 9 November 2013

Archived

Superpower Weekend Pass

SATURDAY 9 - SUNDAY 10 NOVEMBER
Weekend events from 10am

Vietnam. Watergate. Downtown New York. Scorsese.

We get under the skin of a nation which put a man on the moon, but was still rocked by political, social and economic scandal.

Plus Minimalism: the euphoric, hypnotic and surprisingly commercial musical phenomenon.

View the full timetable here

Events include:

IN-DEPTH DISCUSSIONS
'There's just a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history and Steve Reich is one of them' (The Guardian). The man himself gives a keynote talk on Minimalism.
Author and activist Naomi Wolf speaks about political activism in late 20th-century America.
Goldsmiths' Keith Potter discusses Philip Glass, a composer who so effectively combined Minimalism, experiments and approachability in a way that is iconic of New York in the 1960s and '70s.
Writer and broadcaster Bidisha discusses the cartoon icon in the era when stars such as Madonna and Grace Jones rose to icon status.

Tim Lawrence gives a talk on the rise of DJ culture, disco and the downtown scene, which spread through the abandoned spaces of urban New York in the 1970s and early 1980s
BITES: YOUR WHISTLE-STOP TOUR
15 minutes on each of the need-to-know topics of the era including:
The show must go on! The ever-changing fortunes of Broadway theatre.
The whole world mourned when John Lennon was shot on 8 December 1980. What have we learnt from his life and his death?
Jane Jacobs, who thought suburbs were 'parasitic' and proposed a new way to plan the American city.
Disco - from psychedelic counter-culture to top of the pops.
BREAKFAST WITH GLASS
Grab a coffee and delve inside the music of The Rest Is Noise festival. Composer and presenter Fraser Trainer leads a fun and informal workshop on Glass's Music in 12 Parts on Sunday.

LISTEN TO THIS
Don't know where to start? Let our music experts bring the music of Superpower to life in these beginner's guides.
LIVE MUSIC
Students from the Royal Academy of Music perform a collection of Elliott Carter's solo and instrumental works.
FILM SCREENINGS
Including Philip Glass and Godfrey Reggio's Koyaanisqatsi.
A full timetable with updated details of the events will be released nearer the weekend.

DAY PASS £15*
WEEKEND PASS £25*
*concerts are not included in the Day or Weekend Passes
**Early Bird Tickets
Special Early Bird price of £12 for any day pass or £20 for any weekend pass if booked before midnight on 31 May.