Grumbling Fur For Illuminations Festival

Liars and all sorts of cinematic treats also on the bill

‘Rose’, Mark Titchner, 2014. (Screens 1 and 2 of 4) from mark titchner on Vimeo.

Illuminations Festival returns to London at the end of October into November for its third year, bringing live music, events and film screenings to several venues across the city. Most importantly, Liars and tQ’s very own Grumbling Fur today join the previously announced Sebastian Tellier, Shabazz Palaces, Melt Yourself Down and more for the series of events.

Grumbling Fur follow the psychoactive pop of last month’s Preternaturals with a one-off live audio-visual collaboration with Turner Prize-nominated London artist Mark Titchner, who designed the artwork for the aforementioned record. The two entities will combine to perform ‘Rose’, an engrossing four-channel video work live-scored by Grumbling Fur and originally commissioned by Dilston Grove gallery in South London. This has only ever been performed once before at the Dilston Grove gallery, a Sunday afternoon of strange magic, womb sounds, and strong emotions. The piece, set for November 6 at Chalk Farm’s Roundhouse Studio, "combines large format text with fast cut images relating to the four elements: water, fire, air, and earth." Grumbling Fur speak cosmically of "Composition\spontaneous actions= RA\OM !!!!" You can see a preview video of that above.

Following the release of their seventh studio album, Mess, earlier this year, Liars will play Shoreditch’s Village Underground on November 1 as part of a specially programmed Saturday ‘Club night’ alongside thwackingly good sex noise artist Vessel.

This year’s event will also include a week-long music film series at the Hackney Picturehouse new for 2014. The programme includes screenings of ‘Wild Combination’ (October 27), documenting the life and work of the late Arthur Russell and the acclaimed, Jem Cohen-directed ‘Instrument’ (October 28), a part-documentary, part-concert film about Fugazi.

Illuminations 2014 takes in events at Village Underground, Dalston’s The Laundry, Plan B in Brixton, The Roundhouse Studio, Peckham’s Bussey Building, The Barbican, and Hackney Picturehouse.

Peaking Lights and Peggy Sue complete the latest wave of announcements which you can peep over on their website where you will find a full schedule and information on how to get tickets.

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