This October Sheffield will be hosting their Sensoria Festival, the UK’s festival of film, music and digital.
This year, Sensoria welcomes guests Richard Hawley, John Grant, Bill Ryder-Jones, Bill Drummond, and many more. Sneak previews and special screenings include ‘Don’t Blink’ and ‘Our Friends in the North’, as well as outdoor cinema events, and finally, the ever-popular SensoriaPro.
Explore the world of Bill Drummond and his conceptual choir The17 in Stefan Schwietert’s documentary ‘Imagine Waking Up Tomorrow and All Music Has Disappeared’. Don’t miss the northern premiere of ‘Don’t Blink’, a portrait of seminal photographer and filmmaker, Robert Frank, who is perhaps best known for this 1950’s book The Americans. Rediscover the critically acclaimed BBC television series, ‘Our Friends in the North’ with a special marathon screening for its 20th anniversary, including a discussion panel of special guests. Learn about electronic music at the UK’s first SynthFest, watch a rare show from Blancmange and rediscover the works of Michael Rother (Kraftwerk, NEU! and Harmonia) with support from French electro artist Colder in conjunction with Goethe-Institut. Enjoy Richard Hawley, John Grant and Bill Ryder-Jones in charming surrounds at the 3 Ring Circus, as they perform a 40-minute stripped back, acoustic set, across three intimate venues in one stunning night of live music.
Furthermore the popular SensoriaPro offers the opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on advice direct from the experts. Composers, filmmakers, music publishers, music supervisors, labels, journalists, academics and festivals all gather under one roof to get inspired, make deals and create connections. Some of the events at the festival include: Film Music Masterclass with composer, arranger, orchestrator and conductor Geoff Alexander, Plugging and Pitching exploring how artists and bands can publicise their music and Touring, exploring the highs and lows of taking a band on the road.
Tickets and more information for SensoriaPro can be found here.