Hugs Bison present
B-Side The Seaside
- Hugs Bison are a technology driven duo, exploring the frontiers of technology. They are Phil Powell & Shaun Blezard, one a technologist with a passion for music, the other a musician with a passion for technology. They push technology to the limit to create cinematic, improvised soundscapes. Their immersive live performances have gained a reputation for leaving you somewhat dazed — their rich audio and visual improvisations enveloping and disorienting your senses, leaving you with a feeling that the familiar has become somewhat skewed.
- Maja Bugge is a Norwegian cellist, composer and cello teacher based in Lancaster, UK. Since 1998 she has created a large body of work both as a solo artist and in collaboration with others for a number of organisations and companies that include Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Art (LICA), Oslo Moderne Teater, the National Theatre Oslo and Beaivvas Theater. In 2012 she released her first solo CD Shelter.
- Quakers Stang have an interest in performing and recording rituals and superstitious activity. They released an audio anthology of Superstitious Lancashire on the Folklore Tapes label. Last year they performed a live soundtrack to 1930's Silent horror Fall of The House Of Usher as part of the gothic film season at the Dukes Lancaster, utilising Organs, Synths, autoharp, glockenspiel and a very large gong. They recently supported Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier in Preston.