More acts and films announced for the Gateshead online festival
More acts and a film programme have been added to this year's Tusk event – a “multi-sensory showcase of sonic adventures” run in partnership with Sage Gateshead.
The festival has greatly expanded on its regular film programme, central to which is Dental Practice, a newly commissioned ten part serial by Edinburgh based animator and comic artist Malcy Duff. “I grew up next door to ‘The Jazz Dentist’,” explains Duff. “I could never hear the sound of drilling, or teeth being pulled, but occasional guitar and drums would gently gurgle through the walls. This cartoon is not about that dentist. Dental Practice is a cartoon (tooncar) with a silent soundtrack split into ten parts. It tells the story of a dentist and their patient(s) as they look into each other’s mouths. I would encourage the viewer to treat this cartoon like a neighbour of the wonderful music at this festival. Place your ear on the wall.”
Other participants in the film strand include Vicki Bennett, David Tibet, Sir Richard Bishop, Los Siquicos Litoralenos and Church Of Satan founder Anton LaVey. Tusk will also show archive footage from 2012 and 2013 editions including performances from Hijokaidan, Hieroglyphic Being, Fushitsusha, Endon, Smegma, Oren Ambarchi and Eyvind Kand & Jessika Kenney.
In addition, Tusk Fringe will be presenting performances from Wanda Group, Yol, Plastiglomerate, Ghosh and Drvg Cvltvre. Meanwhile, the main line-up includes Eiko Ishibashi & Jim O’rourke, Roscoe Mitchell, Deathprod, Aaron Dilloway, The Dead C, Horse Lords, Yeah You, OOIOO, Maja SK Ratkje, Nihiloxica, Mariam Rezaei x Stephen Bishop, Angel Bat Dawid, Moulay Ahmed Elhassani, Guttersnipe, Gaelynn Lea, Blood Stereo, Sarah Hennies, Yoni Silver, Nour Mobarak, St James Infirmary, Laura Cannell, Opal Tapes, The Tenses, Evicshen, Crank Sturgeon, Blóm, Chlorine, Erika Leaman & Jordan Edge, Skull Mask, Territorial Gobbing, Angharad Davies, Robert Ridley-Shackleton and Lump Hammer
Tusk Virtual 2020 will take place online from 28 September–11 October.