Steven Stapleton, Sleep Concert, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Steven Stapleton, Sleep Concert, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Steven Stapleton, Sleep Concert, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Steven Stapleton, Sleep Concert, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Steven Stapleton, Sleep Concert, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Steven Stapleton, Sleep Concert, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Steven Stapleton, Sleep Concert, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Steven Stapleton, Sleep Concert, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

Steven Stapleton, Sleep Concert, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

The UK premiere and fourth ever Sleep Concert. Steven Stapleton performed live throughout the night manipulating and re-animating his own Nurse With Wound recordings in an avant-DJ somniloquy to shape and colour your dreams. Inflatable beds and breakfast the following morning were provided.

Nurse with Wound has produced over 40 recordings since 1978, influenced by krautrock, ambient, easy listening, noise and musique concrete, Stapleton collaborators include David Tibet, James Thirlwell, Andrew McKenzie, Stereolab and William Bennett.

Biography
Steven Stapleton is a British musician and the main constant member of experimental group Nurse with Wound. He is often seen as one of the pioneers of the British industrial music scene, alongside bands such as Throbbing Gristle, Coil or Psychic TV. Nurse with Wound, originally a three-piece ensemble, is Stapleton's main outlet for his musical work, occasionally in collaboration with other musicians such as Foetus or William Bennett (Whitehouse). He runs the United Dairies record label, which apart from Nurse with Wound output released records by Current 93,The Lemon Kittens, Volcano the Bear, and others. Stapleton is also a graphic artist and painter, and has designed book covers and album sleeves for most of the Nurse with Wound recordings, as well as for other artists, such as Coil, the Legendary Pink Dots and Current 93.

Credit
Produced by AV Festival 12. UK Premiere.

Steven Stapleton: Sleep Concert

£25 incl. bed and breakfast

Fri 23 March 2012, 9pm-9am

Centre for Life

Times Square
Newcastle NE1 4EP
life.org.uk