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LEAF 2015 Updates

20/01/15

With quite a few additions in the last week, here’s a summary of what’s been added to the festivities!

808 State to perform their classic album Ninety in full at LEAF Concert. Plus 808 State’s Graham Massey interviewed by Modeselektor at the Conversations event in the day.

 On top of that we’ve added the ultimate visual addition to LEAF that will take place at Whitechapel’s Genesis Cinema. Beats On Film: film programme curated and presented by LEAF, Branchage Film Festival and Time Out. To read more about the full listing click HERE.

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If that wasn’t enough Arcadia join LEAF Conversations with “Ever wanted to build a fire breathing spider?”
Founded in 2007 by Bertie Cole and Pip Rush, Arcadia have developed stages, sculptures and shows, ranging from 50 tonne fire breathing mechanical spiders to amphibious mobile stages in their quest to forge multi-sensory, immersive experiences. The duo will discuss their story from their humble anarchic beginnings through to their prestigious award winning work at Glastonbury Festival.

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The Ambient Revival, to be moderated by Joe Muggs will feature panellists Mica Levi aka Micachu, Mr Mitch, Mixmaster Morris, Mira Calix, all contributing and detailing the growth in importance for the Ambient scene within the electronic landscape.

Also, Laura Jones: Overcoming Obstacles (Life as a Touring DJ with Limited Vision) will feature the leading house DJ talking about her flourishing career despite a degenerative eyesight condition and how she’s trained her mind to deal with the emotional implications of this, showing what the power of positive thinking can do when facing huge obstacles

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And without forgetting of the younger generation, LEAF will be hosting BIG FISH LITTLE FISH Children’s Interactive Electronic Music and Visual Art Area, a room for families to interact with electronic arts. Both aural and visual art will be explored through interactive light projections of Cariad Interactive, as well as a synthesiser workshop brought by Korg.