Jul 2, 2019
This episode features a conversation with Grace Denton (NBP studio holder), Craig Pollard and Will Edmondes chatting about Wild Pop. Wild Pop is a practice-led research group exploring the ways critical discourse might find a place within contemporary popular music practice(s). Wild Pop hosts music and art events, public talks and participatory workshops.
Will is a composer, performer, lecturer in Music at Newcastle University and Craig's PhD supervisor. He performs in Yeah You with Elvin Brandhi and performs and writes under the names Gwilly Edmondez, Gustav Thomas, Copydex, MYKL JAXN, Virginia Pipe and more.
Craig is a musician, artist and practice-led researcher who recently completed a practice-led PhD titled 'Interjecting into Inherited Narratives: The Politics of Contemporary Music Making and Creative Practice'.
Grace Denton is an artist and writer based at The NewBridge Project. Me and Grace curated this event at The NewBridge Project and presented a new performance, 'Flirting' - https://thenewbridgeproject.com/events/unintimacy/
Some info about Will here - https://felt-beak.tumblr.com/
Craig records music under 'Competition', here's the bandcamp - https://healthy-competition.bandcamp.com/
More about Wild Pop here - https://www.instagram.com/wyldpop/
More about Grace here - http://www.gracedenton.co.uk/
Supported by Arts Council England and The NewBridge Project. Jingles by Dan Russell (NBP) and Group Show Image by Eva Duerden (12o).