From Now On 2016
12-14 Feb 2016
Julia Holter, Stealing Sheep, Meilyr Jones, Anna Homler & Steven Warwick: Breadwoman, Happy Meals, Mark Lyken, Bas Jan, Laura Cannell, Apostille, H. Hawkline, Sleeper Society, Club Foot Foot, L’Ocelle Mare, Laura J Martin, CAM Sinema, Sweet Baboo’s 'Synthfonia Cymru' and more.
From Now On returns for the third year to fill Chapter with adventurous, fresh and boundary pushing music.
Over three days you will be able to delve into a multi genred soundscape of analogue dance, ancient reimaginings, improvisation, silky balladry and lo-fi punk. We have sourced significant international visitors and some of the most intriguing performers working in Wales and the UK today. As part of the celebrations, Chapter Cinema will be screening a compelling programme of music film and we are proud to present our first artist in residence.
Acts include US experimental pop luminary Julia Holter; surreal electronic trio Stealing Sheep; paradoxical medieval/improv fiddler Laura Cannell; Bas Jan, a new krautpop trio from Serafina Steer; ambient explorer Mark Lyken and minimalist synth duo Happy Meals. Meilyr Jones will be presenting new work informed by his recent exploits in film and theatre that will be made in residence in the week leading up to the festival. Anna Homler & Stephen Warwick present a dance and film led performance of 'Breadwoman'; a version of Tim Parkinson's anti-opera 'Time With People' and Sweet Baboo invites you to join his ‘Synthfonia Cymru’, a collaborative synth performance. We also have an alternative Valentine's Day orgy of bands and short films curated by Club Foot Foot.
In the cinema H. Hawkline soundtracks 'Gwaed Ar Y Ser' and experimental Welsh music films from CAM Sinema.
From Now On is produced by Shape and Chapter.
“Cardiff often gets left off the list of cities to tour, particularly for musicians at the more experimental end of the spectrum. But green shoots spring forth in the form of From Now On, brining more esoteric approaches to rock, psych and composition to south Wales.”
“Cardiff should feel privileged to host such an event”