To help conclude our yearlong celebrations of 10 Years of ATP, GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR will be the curators of our Weekend 1 Nightmare Before Christmas festival this December 3rd-5th at Butlins Holiday Centre, Minehead. Today we can confirm the addition of:
ONEIDA presents THE OCROPOLIS
HANGEDUP with TONY CONRAD
THEE OH SEES
LAND OF KUSH
Statement from Oneida: "The Ocropolis is Oneida's multidisciplinary studio/performance space in the basement of Monster Island, located in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Built by Oneida and their friends in 2005, this studio has become a legendary source of recordings by Black Dice, Growing, Sightings, Trans Am, Psychic Ills, and (of course) Oneida. It has also played host to some intimate Oneida performances over the past two years.
In September of 2009 the Flaming Lips curated All Tomorrow’s Parties in upstate New York and invited Oneida to create a special performance for the event. Oneida mounted a special all-day installation in which the impetus, spirit and community of the Ocropolis were transported to the festival grounds for a full day of improvisation, collaboration, and recording, open to all festival attendees. Numerous musicians and performers participated in this 12-hour nonstop event, including members of Boredoms, Flaming Lips, Akron/Family, and more, assisted by the astounding Mighty Robot Visuals light crew.
At the invitation of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Oneida now brings this unique performance piece to the UK, where the Ocropolis installation will be produced at All Tomorrow’s Parties on December 4. A full day of improvisation and collaboration will recreate the band's approach to recording and performing – an event usually restricted to the smallest audiences. The actual recording process and apparatus will be transparent, and the focus of the piece will be on the EVENT: the audio/visual collision and the fruits of collaboration. This will not be a recording session per se - simply a documented concentration of the experience of Oneida's Ocropolis.
Oneida will perform at a small space on the festival grounds. Oneida will perform continuously throughout the day, sometimes with guests from the rich array of musicians also performing in the festival, sometimes alone and mostly improvised. The door will always be open to the ATP festival goers to experience the Ocropolis. Oneida heartily extends an invitation to all musicians involved with the festival to perform with us at this ongoing experimental audio/visual event."
The current festival line-up looks like this:
GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR / "WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC / NEUROSIS / BARDO POND / THE EX / DEERHOOF / THE DEAD C / BLACK DICE / FRANCISCO LOPEZ / TIM HECKER / MIKE WATT / SCOUT NIBLETT / WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM / MARISSA NADLER / GROWING / RANGDA / NOMEANSNO / JOSEPHINE FOSTER (SOLO) / WHITE MAGIC / EMERALDS / DANIEL HIGGS (LUNGFISH) / BOBAN I MARKO MARKOVIC ORCHESTRA / CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE / COUNTRY TEASERS / DANIEL MENCHE / MAHER SHALAL HASH BAZ / BORBETOMAGUS / FLOWER / CORSANO DUO / KEIJI HAINO / BRUCE MCCLURE / MAHJONGG / CLUSTER / BERG SANS NIPPLE / SICK LLAMA / ONEIDA presents THE OCROPOLIS / HANGED with TONY CONRAD / THEE OH SEES / MATANA ROBERTS / LAND OF KUSH / PHILIP JECK / JOHN BUTCHER
With more to be confirmed!
Tickets for Nightmare Before Christmas curated by Godspeed You! Black Emperor are priced at £165.00pp for room only and £175.00pp for self catering and are on sale now from Seetickets. Please note we only have limited numbers of the 3 remaining types of apartment left so be quick if you want to attend!