Barrow-based sound art collective Octopus present a day of live broadcasts
from their studio in the park as part of hannah festival.
hannah takes place in Leeds, and is accompanied by a directory that takes in groups and organisations across the North working in a wide range of areas from art and music to social and scientific projects. The festival takes it’s name from Hannah Mitchell (1872–1956), a suffragette and lifelong fighter for democracy and fairness, who went on to become a councillor in Manchester. To coincide with the hannah directory launch,Octopus will be rummaging through their archives and playing a selection of recordings from the Full of Noises festival alongside weird and wonderful radio pieces produced by sound artists from around the UK and Europe. Octopus members will also be experimenting live in the studio with modified turntables, homemade tabletop guitars and a room full of easy listening records rescued from Barrow’s charity shops. Phil Powell of iPad improvisors Hugs Bison
will also be joining us for a slot some time after lunch and we will be broadcasting the contents of a soiled jiffy bag sent to us by frequent Piel View lurker Lynden St John
. Curious? Tune in here any time between 10:00 and 18:00 on Friday 6th June at octopuscollective.org/fon-air/