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Sally Rodgers (Musician/Producer/Sound Artist) Thursday, 2nd July 2015 (Outlaws Yacht Club, Leeds)

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  • Sally Rodgers (Musician/Producer/Sound Artist) Thursday, 2nd July 2015 (Outlaws Yacht Club, Leeds)

    Absolutely nothing to do with me but another of Chris's nights that is well worth highlighting… particularly if you are of a certain “vintage” and loosely remember having a "moment" in a chill-out or on a beach somewhere around 6am to “Barefoot In The Head” (this may have occurred more than once) way back in the day… the tickets are free ;-)

    In Conversation with: Sally Rodgers

    When: Thursday, 2nd July 2015 - Begins at approximately 6pm (Come Early)

    Where: Outlaws Yacht Club, 38 New York St, Leeds

    How Much: Free

    The big-up: We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming Sally Rodgers to the Chinwag settee. Though well-known as part of the influential electronic duo A Man called Adam, Sally is a prominent and respected multi-disciplined producer and sound artist, whose life has been steeped and shaped in rhythm.

    Growing up as the daughter of parents employed as the steward and stewardess of working men’s clubs in the North East, Sally’s younger life was soundtracked by the muffled noise of droning Hammond organ, bingo caller’s monotone and singers belting out favourites like ‘Sweet Caroline’, ‘High Ho Silver Lining’ and ‘Hey Las Vegas’. The signature singalong tunes of her extended family, her elder brother’s trainspotty vinyl addiction which initiated her into the sonic dimensions of classic long players (think Pet Sounds and Surf’s Up, The White Album and Ram) and her sister’s transformation from a glossy-lipped, disco dolly to a pink-haired ‘face’ around Middlesbrough’s punk scene gave Sally a unique musical schooling.

    For over 25 years, with collaborator Steve Jones, she has recorded under the artist names A Man Called Adam and discrete machines, working across a broad range of disciplines including A/V works for exhibitions and performance, sound design for films, museums and exhibitions.

    Her creative evolution has seen her recently graduate a PhD in which she traced the impact of technologies on poetic practice and its reception from the beginning of the industrial age to the present day. Her thesis (From Memnon to Gangnam: A Diachronic Study of Technology-led Abstraction in Oral, Written and Music-based Poetries), poses the notion that poetry is fundamental to human expression and that we ought to attempt to understand its evolution as part of a continuum that is tied to all our other technological achievements.

    This coming autumn Sally takes up a teaching post with Leeds College of Music but before then we are pleased to be welcoming her to Chinwag for a chat about life and whatever else comes up.

    Hosted by psychotherapist Chris Madden, Chinwag invites you to lean in and listen to a conversation about life and anything else that comes up. Unlike a Q&A, this is an opportunity to get to know someone a bit better, hear a few of their tales, find out what makes them tick, share some insights and maybe ask a few questions too.

    Held at the intimate Outlaws Yacht Club in Leeds, this is a unique event with limited capacity. Please arrive early, grab a seat, have your tea, have a drink, meet some mates, and enjoy an evening of insights.

    Chinwag supports MAP (Music and Arts Production) a Leeds based registered charity which delivers bespoke courses in art, design and music production for young people who have difficulties accessing mainstream education. Chinwag guests lend their services so we can support the amazing projects that MAP delivers. Please dig deep and donate whatever you can on the door.

    Tickets are FREE but space is VERY limited so please arrive early to guarantee a seat.

    Chinwag....a chat about life and whatever else comes up….

    "It's all just one big plastic hassle..." - Psych-Out

  • #2
    Looks like a really good night, cracking venue, too. I'd be well up for this, if it was a little closer to home.
    stretchy eyes..........


    • #3
      Originally posted by d-cee View Post
      Looks like a really good night, cracking venue, too.
      I'm not sure if this one is being videoed, but worth checking the site from next week to see...

      Quick bump on this one as the event is tomorrow... what better way to chill-out from heatwave than with a cold beer from the bars fine selection and a bit of top conversation...
      "It's all just one big plastic hassle..." - Psych-Out