Lætitia Sadier, who along with composer Nick Powell created an inspired soundtrack for marxism today (prologue), is a member of the legendary post-rock outfit Stereolab. Renowned for audacious formal experiments in a wide range of musical styles and for the socio-political concerns which permeate their lyrics, Stereolab have historically been termed ‘Marxist pop.’ Since 2003 Sadier has been recording and releasing music with her side-project Monade. Her first solo album The Trip is due out on 27 September on Drag City.
For the UK premiere of marxism today (prologue) and AND Festival, the French-born musician will perform an exclusive set in the Library where Marx and Engels famously researched what was later to become Das Kapital.
This event takes place at Chethams’s Library. Tickets must be purchased in advance through Cornerhouse.
20:00 – doors open, 21:00 – start. Complimentary drinks are included in the ticket price.
This event is produced by Cornerhouse as part of AND, a major new festival, funded by Legacy Trust UK and is part of WE PLAY, the Northwest cultural legacy programme for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. See the full programme on the AND festival website.