Suicide: A Punk Mass

Part of Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening

9 July 2015 / 19:30

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This unique show pays tribute to the proto-punk band's indelible influence on the musical landscape, with Alan Vega and Martin Rev aka Suicide performing classic material, new work, and collaborations with some famous fans.

Vega and Rev were misfits in the early 1970s New York arts scene, creating distorted, minimal and haunting electronic tones using early drum-machines and keyboards, while their punk-era contemporaries relied on heavy guitars.

Suicide first used the phrase A Punk Mass to describe some of their very earliest live performances and this show is conceived as a kind of closing of the circle; a chance for the audience and for fellow musicians to experience and pay tribute to a singular body of work.

This ticketed event is part Doug Aitkenís project Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening which  takes over the Barbican from Saturday 27 June with more than 100 free events over 30 days and special ticketed events every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening. Visit the Station to Station microsite to find out more.

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Part of Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening
Part of Moog Concordance
Part of Contemporary Music concerts

Produced by the Barbican

Part of Station to Station: A 30 Day Live Happening
A project by Doug Aitken

Part of Moog Concordance

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