Preview - Graham Massey and Richard Witts in conversation
Graham Massey is the path-finding champion of Acid House and founder of 808 State. In an informal and wide-ranging talk at Edge Hill University's Arts Centre on 24 January, he’ll consider the post-punk scene – and what has followed it – with Richard Witts, post-punk pioneer of The Passage, whose book of lyrics from the post-punk period is newly published by the poetry specialist Eyewear.
Massey’s achievements include producing Björk (Army of Me, The Modern Things) and his latest project, a tribute to the jazz legend Sun Ra. He is considered by the Wire to be ‘chief arbiter of Techno cool’ with ‘a ‘restless, maverick imagination’. Witts’s group was defined by the post-punk press as bounded by ‘Steve Reich and The Sex Pistols’ (NME) and ‘a cross between early Joy Division and late Wire’ (Sounds).
Tickets: £5.00 all
FREE for EHU Students with Arts Centre membership