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SBR008 - MARCH 2017

We were incredibly proud to bring Sonic Youth founder Thurston Moore & London-based poet Radieux Radio to Islington Mill for the 8th Samarbeta residency to work on a site specific project entitled ‘Watch the Sky’.


During his residency Thurston collaborated with local musicians from Manchester alternative scene; Otto Wilburg, Ecka Rose Mordecai, Andrew Richardson, Marlene Ribeiro, Karl D'Silva, Lauren Palmer & David McLean.  Moore worked with these musicians throughout the residency, recording and exploring the concept of ‘Watch the Sky’, which examined the sound of the city. The culminating performance of the residency took place in the intimate setting of the Islington Mill event space to a sold out audience.


Moore also hosted a night a spoken word and poetry in the Islington Mill event space. Thurston Moore read extracts from his book "Stereo Sanctity: Lyrics & Poems" and invited local poets Lauren Bolger and Bob Clowrey to share their writings.


Radieux Radio curated an exhibition of collage, poetry and photography in the Islington Mill event space, which was open for one night only to accompany Thurston Moore’s live performance.

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