Easterhouse’s Platform venue is to stage an all-day event, Outskirts, with RM Hubbert, Wounded Knee and Kobra Audio Labs among the acts involved with the mix of theatre and music, performance and visual art, sculpture, spoken word and sound.
The main attraction, perhaps, at the mini arts festival on Saturday April 28th, is ‘Easterhouse Conversation’, featuring RM Hubbert and Wounded Knee, who have interviewed Easterhouse residents, taking their stories and folklore and basing a musical piece around their tales.
Also on the programme is a showing of Enrico Cocozza’s film ‘The Silver Trumpet’ – a 1961 surrealist tale of a trumpet with supernatural properties. The original soundtrack has been long lost so a brand-new score has been created by Hawse – Mark Scanlan of Kobra Audio Labs and Raymond Prior and Gavin Laird of Telstar Ponies / Porch Song Anthology.
(Fun fact: Mark Scanlan’s father, Gerry, plays the role of a mysterious trumpeter in the film, which was filmed using local children and amateur actors around his home town of Wishaw).
Other events include ‘Radioland’ – a live reworking of Kraftwerk’s ‘Radio-Activity’; ‘Turntable’, an interactive sound installation created by composer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael John McCarthy, and a performance art / music debut Lab Station vs Swim Team.
As ever a bus will leave for Platform from Mono, at 2.30pm MOre details at the Platform website.