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A festival named after a track by Sheffield synth pioneers Cabaret Voltaire? You know you’re onto a winner with Sensoria right away.
Sensoria is Sheffield's festival of film, music and digital art. Since it started out in 2008, Sensoria has projected films in places we’d never have thought would make for cinemas – The Big Blue at Hathersage lido, Threads on the hill above Sheffield station, Stop Making Sense in an industrial lot turned park. It's staged bands and installations in buildings we'd thought were beyond use. Sensoria isn’t just skilled at location scouting, though. Over its ten years its hosted some of the most remarkable and memorable music and film events in Sheffield, bringing to town the likes of Laurie Anderson, Bo Ningen, Michael Rother, and a roving Richard Hawley, John Grant and Bill Ryder-Jones triple bill.
The first announcements for Sensoria's tenth edition in 2017 are out, and there's some corkers in there.
Richard Hawley will introduce Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World, a documentary on one of popular music history’s most significant omissions, looking into the impact Native Americans have had on the music we treasure today.
In another perfect matching of venue, artist and film, Factory Floor will perform a live soundtrack to Fritz Lang sci-fi classic Metropolis in Magna, the site of a former steel mill.
SynthFest-UK will return for a second year, bringing together synth makers and enthusiasts, showcasing rare synthesisers from Moog and Buchla, hosting talks from the likes of Heaven 17 and Human League founder Martyn Ware, as well as the Radiophonic Workshop on Delia Derbyshire's iconic Dr Who theme music, live coding performances, and tons more.
Following that, there'll be a rare live performance from the pioneering Radiophonic Workshop.
Come back soon for more news of the Sensoria 2017 programme. And budding filmmakers and musicians, get 6 October in your diaries for SensoriaPro 2017.