The original digital masters of Crass' six studio albums are now available to purchase on Bandcamp.
It's been a while since we had this classic design available in these colours - black on white, a perennial fave.
Last week when much of the world was arm wrestling over cheap tellys in Tesco, we gave away some shirts for the price of postage.
Gee Vaucher's film, 'Angel', is not so much a movie as a study of stillness wherein the standard exaggerated dramas and sound-bite trickeries of Hollywood are replaced with a profound introversion: a meditation.
Penny Rimbaud will be taking part in HowTheLightGetsIn, the world's largest philosophy and music festival, in Hay from 22nd May - 1st June 2014. Bringing together world-leading scientists, musicians, philosophers and politicians including Roger Penrose, Bernard-Henri Levy, Laurie Penny, Charlotte Church, George Galloway, David Nutt, Katie Derham, Molotov Jukebox, Owen Jones, and Mr. Scruff for debates, talks, and wild parties, uncovers the uncovering the new heresies that might become the truths of the future. Culture Minister Ed Vaizey described the festival as a ‘world-leading’ forum of ideas, the Guardian says it is leading Britain back to 'big thinking', and the New Scientist hails it as 'a storming success'.
Penny's Events: 31st May - The Call of Silence From Cicero to Clinton, Shakespeare to Twitter, eloquence is power. But for some philosophers silence rather than speech is the means to approach the deepest puzzles. Might silence be the route to understanding and a better world? Or is this the reserve of saints, fools and madmen? Laurie Taylor goes in search of silence with author and former priest Mark Vernon, poet, musician and Crass founder Penny Rimbaud and philosopher of language Emma Borg. Laurie Taylor hosts.
31st May - Blowing in the Wind From Miley Cyrus to Pussy Riot, musicians promote themselves as heretics. Yet for all the taboo-smashing, outrageous misbehaviour and radical political advocacy, famous musicians live lifestyles of wealth and privilege. Is popular music a hypocritical and conservative force? Or does rock’n’roll have the power to change the world? Filmmaker Julien Temple, Jesus and The Mary Chain’s John Moore, Times columnist Tanya Gold, and founder of legendary punk outfit Crass Penny Rimbaud debate the radicalness of pop. Caspar Melville hosts.
Eve Libertine of Crass has written the lyrics for and is co-director of an exciting new chamber opera due to debut at London's The Horse Hospital in May. Room of Worlds is a new chamber opera for live voices, electronics and video. The opera charts the physical and psychological journey of a woman in a patriarchal landscape of domesticity, love and loneliness, through medicine and memory to the edge of madness. Exploring the notion of the video surface as consciousness and with a score derived from William Morris designs the performance will be a singularly immersive experience. Room of Worlds is based loosely on The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and is the result of the ongoing collaboration between electronic artist Charles Webber (composer/video) and experimental vocalist and ex-Crass chanteuse Eve Libertine (libretto).
- The Horse Hospital, The Colonnade, London WC1N 1JD
- Premier Performances at 7.30pm on 9th – 10th May 2014.
- Tickets : £6 advance / £7.50 door
- Tube : Russell Square (Piccadilly Line) / Buses : 7 - 59 - 68 – 91 - 168 – 188
Produced by operaNCV and funded by the Arts Council England Lottery Funding, with support from The Horse Hospital, Femme Brutal (Oslo) and DACS Audio.