This is Not This Heat

4 March 2017 / 19:30
This is the rescheduled date of the concert originally planned for the 17 June 2016.

On the 13 February 1976, experimental rock band This Heat played its first show. Now, 40 years later, founding members Charles Bullen and Charles Hayward reunite, joined by a host of special guests, to perform expanded versions of their music.

Arguably the most inventive band to emerge from the UK’s fruitful DIY scene in the 70s, This Heat’s career may have been short-lived, but its legacy continues to grow in stature and relevance. Still sounding as wild and original as when it was written, their music has as much in common with modern composers like John Cage as their art-rock contemporaries Gang of Four and The Pop Group.

Matching jagged post-punk guitar sounds with hard rhythms, dub production techniques and tape loops, here the band’s twisting, freeform songs are fully realised live, with guests including Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), James Sedwards and Thurston Moore adding new textures to their expansive sound.

After This Is Not This Heat’s performance there will be a late bar opening with a DJ set from Nick Name of acclaimed US freeform radio station WFMU and care in the community recordings.

‘this doesn’t feel like nostalgia, but a new beginning’ Guardian

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Approximate Stage times:

7.30pm Charles Hayward solo set
7.50pm Film screening: The Black Tower – John Smith
8.15pm Charles Bullen solo set
8.35pm Interval
9pm This is Not This Heat
10.20pm DJ Nick Name (WFMU)

Charles Hayward
Charles Bullen
Alexis Taylor
Chris Cutler
Jenny Moore
John Edwards
Luisa Gerstein
Daniel O’Sullivan
Thurston Moore
James Sedwards
Frank Byng
Alex Ward
Laura Groves
Merlin Nova
This event is part of:
Produced by the Barbican and I-D.A Projects with No-Nation

This Is Not This Heat has been devised by Charles Bullen and Charles Hayward with Luis Carvajal

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