The Lowest Form of Music: The Los Angeles Free Music Society’s London Weekend

Friday 22 – Sunday 24 October, 2010

Upper Gallery 1, Canteen Gallery 2 & Arch Gallery 3

Produced by Harbinger Sound, Second Layer Records, No-Fi and Sound and Music

The Lowest Form Of Music is the first ever event in the UK dedicated to the work and influence of the legendary Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS). This weekend of performance, film screenings and discussion will explore the legacy of one of the avant-garde’s great unsung movements. The event has found a natural home at Beaconsfield.

The missing link between the far-out West Coast freakscene that spawned Zappa and Beefheart and the worldwide explosion of DIY experimental culture, LAFMS is a must-check for all those with an interest in underground alternative culture. Using humour, collage and buckets full of the bizarre, this collective kicked the early 70s out of its post-Manson nightmare and into the avant-gutter of a pre-punk endzone.

Confirmed LAFMS artists performing include: Airway, Le Forte Four, Smegma, Dennis Duck, John Duncan, Ace Farren Ford, Joseph Hammer, Fredrik Nilsen, Joe Potts, Rick Potts, Tom Recchion, Takuya Sakaguchi, Jackie Stewart aka Oblivia, Rick Stewart aka Ju Suk Reet Meate, VETZA and John Wiese.

Special guests also performing over the weekend include the Japanese noise pioneers and LAFMS disciples Hijokaidan and Incapacitants.

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