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Tasmin Little Music Centre

The Sense of Adventure Tape Deck Orchestra at Folk Narratives 08/12/12

M@BU - Music At Bradford University

Forthcoming M@BU events 

Friday 19th February, 8pm doors

Delius Arts and Cultural Centre

at Delius Arts and Cultural Centre, Great Horton Rd, Bradford. 

Tickets £5/£4 concessions. 


Za! (Spain)
Two people in front of your eyes, yet a transoceanic, futuristic/primitive orchestra in your ears the duet from Barcelona known as ZA!, keep on with their post-world music conquest of PachaMadreTierraWAH.

Two years after releasing WANANANAI (Rockdelux’s Album of 2013), ZA! present a record that defies many conventions, even their own. The title LOLOISMO comes from ‘Loloiza’, the Spanish phrase for the chants that echo out from football fields, where often the collective act of singing holds more value than the lyrics. The only premise the band set themselves was to avoid repetition of songs. To accomplish this, Spazzfrica Ehd(drums/keyboards/vocals) and Papadupau (guitar/trumpet/samples/vocals) have explored new genres and tried new ways of playing and filtering their instruments. The result is ten hits, ten individual worlds that continue to evolve with each listen.

There is no set style: industrial meets dubstep, hip hop, clicks n’cuts electronic music, math-rock. Diversity is key, from the old-shool hardcore clichés to Asian, Arabic or invented landscapes, sometimes sampling live guitar, sometimes passing the whole drumkit through the amplifiers. The elements have been recorded live, on the same take and in the same room, only adding vocal overdubs.

ZA! call it “Loloizable experimental music with a chorus”, because until LOLOISMO the band’s lyrics had never evolved beyond a concept or a single word. As expected, these newly unearthed lyrics match with the experimental language of music, with repetitions, encrypted metrics and neologisms. The will is always to “loloize” rather than to pontifícate; to sing freely, collectively, and in tune with the Halfmighty Silly Sister of Wisdom.

On tour with Za are another band from the Audacious Art Experiment stable; krautrocking underground 'supergroup' NOPE. Featuring members of That Fucking TankHookworms and COWTOWN NOPE have been pummelling ears and expanding minds for a while now with two albums of duel-drumming psychedelic repeato-rock performed with post punk intensity and a dash of early nineties alternative rock.

Zizek Stardust and her band from another time return to Bradford to teach us in the ways of Fully Automated Luxury Communism. Three teenage girls making a polticised postpunk riot.

Bradford Scratch Orchestra
A performance from the open platform for musicians and non-musicians of all level of experience to make collaborative and improvised music.

This event is part of Artworks Creative Communities programme of events funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

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About Music at Bradford University

A place to find out about, experience and get involved in music on campus and beyond.

Based on University of Bradford campus, Music at Bradford University offers four threads of provision. A programme of events that brings cutting edge music in all its forms to Bradford; a hub to find out about and promote music opportunities accessible to students and staff; small-scale rehearsal and practice facilities; and a base for workshops and facilitated opportunities for music-making.

The Tasmin Little Music Centre is a great place to drop in to find out about what's going on musically on campus and in the local area. It is also used as a practice space for members, and plays host to performances, workshops and various open groups and ensembles.

The programme of events is delivered by 'Fellow In Music' Andy Abbott.

TLMC is a space for members of The Bradford University Music Society. You can find more information about joining in 'BUMS' and 'Tasmin Little Music Centre'.