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2 Radio Sessions, TV Appearances, Angela 7"s, Tour News...

10 June 09 Tagged: Angela, Live, London, Radio, TV

This month you’ll have regular opportunities to catch the elusive Jarvis on your radios, where he’ll be performing songs, chatting with various disc jockeys and even co hosting. The times and dates of these sessions are below along with helpful ‘Listen Again’ links that enable you to travel back in radio time and hear the show up to seven days after it first aired, which you’ll already have to do with yesterday’s Radcliffe & Maconie appearance.

June 8th – 20:00
BBC Radio 2 with Radcliffe and Maconie Listen Again

June 9th – 19:00
BBC 6Music co hosting with Marc Riley Listen Again

June 13th – 15:00
BBC Radio 2 with Dermot O’Leary Listen Again

June 18th – 17:00
Absolute Radio with Geoff Lloyd Listen Again

In other exciting news, the little fuzz guitar thriller that is ‘Angela’, the first single from “Further Complications.”, is to be released on limited 7” and with just 1000 copies being pressed and an exclusive B Side entitled ‘I Found Myself Looking For God’, you’ll have to be quick to get one! You can view its video here that uses footage of Jarvis performing the song live...

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0 Jarvis In Galleries

19 May 09 Tagged: Further Complications, Gallery

Jarvis Cocker recently mused that if the voices suggesting or pronouncing the imminent death of the music industry are to be believed, then music may soon revert to an art form free from any commercial obligations. To explore this idea Jarvis and his band installed themselves in a Parisian art gallery for five days and exhibited themselves playing music under many different guises; as an accompaniment to an yoga class, as a treat for local school kids, as a facility for local musicians to drop in and improvise with and many more, full footage of which can be viewed at the link beneath.

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/1468368

Through performing music for such an array of purposes Jarvis has raised the question of what is music? A point that those pronouncing its death should be considering. To help spark this re evaluation “Further Complications”. is to be stocked by a number of UK art galleries in a bid to recontextualise the album and make the point that this item is very different to the other ones on the shelves of Tesco.

ICA London
http://www.ica.org.uk/

Isis Gallery London
http://www.isisgallery.org/

Bodhi Bar and Gallery Brick Lane
http://bodhigallery.tumblr.com/

Bank Street Arts Sheffield
http://www.bankstreetarts.com/

Site Gallery Sheffield

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5 Listen to the new album!

11 May 09 Tagged: Further Complications

In partnership with The Guardian and We7 you can now listen to the new album ‘Further Complications’ in its entirety! For more info visit The Guardian’s site or just listen below:

1 Jarvis Cocker Is Making An Exhibition Of Himself

11 May 09 Tagged: Further Complications, Gallery, Live, Paris

And here’s the live stream to prove it http://www.ustream.tv/channel/jarvis-live

A message from Jarvis to explain exactly what this is all about:

Back in October 2006, when I was asked to edit The Observer Music Monthly in the UK, I asked the question “What is Music for?”. Two & a half years on I would like to shorten that question to: WHAT IS MUSIC?

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I have lost count of the number of articles proclaiming the imminent or actual death of the music industry. Does this mean that music can now go back to being an art form again? & If so, is it the first art form to begin adapting itself to the post-capitalist society we now find ourselves living in? Or is it just something you get free when you buy a mobile phone? Digital content.

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What happens if you get a band to rehearse in an art gallery instead of a rehearsal space? What if you invite members of the public to play with the band? Or invite them to submit song titles which the band then have to base an improvisation upon? Could a live band provide the accompaniment to an aerobics class? What happens if you...

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