NEWS: The Bug, Jonny Greenwood’s ‘Junun’ and more announced for Illuminations 2016

NEWS: The Bug, Jonny Greenwood’s ‘Junun’ and more announced for Illuminations 2016

When: 28th October – 11th November 2016
Where: Various locations, London

This year Illuminations is celebrating its fifth anniversary of presenting a diverse showcase of music, art and film.  The event, which now spans across 14 days, is curated by London independent promoters and tastemakers Rockfeedback, and is set to take place in various locations including the Barbican Oval Space, The Troxy and Electric Brixton.

The first wave of announcements suggests that this year will be better than ever.  Producer The Bug presents ‘Sirens’ with some special guests, aiming to blur the boundaries of live performance and immersive installation with a surge of sound and lights.  Taking place on Halloween weekend, Blackout will see some top secret acts performing in complete darkness.  Meanwhile, Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur, Radiohead guitarist and composer Jonny Greenwood and Indian ensemble The Rajasthan Express will perform their album Junun in full.

Elsewhere, Norwich experimental pop duo Let’s Eat Grandma will be presenting their debut album in a surprise, unique format, while composer and conceptual artist Pantha du Prince will be curating the closing Friday night’s club event.  Ukrainian pianist Lubomyr Melnyk – one of the fastest players in the world – is set to play at the Barbican, following on from the debut UK performance of Mexican electronica artist’s Murcof’s collaboration with Vanessa Wagner.  There’s also set to be a Berlin-style warehouse screening party of the cult classic Run Lola Run with guest DJs, marking the reissue of its celebrated and recently reissued techno-dominated soundtrack.

More information can be found on the Illuminations website.  Tickets for the event go on general sale today (Friday 15th July).

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