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The Rodney Graham Band

'The Rodney Graham Band Live / Featuring the Amazing Rotary Psycho-Opticon'

ABC Glasgow, 300 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, G2 3JA

25 April 2008

'The Rodney Graham Band Live / Featuring the Amazing Rotary Psycho-Opticon' was a rare, unmissable UK performance for renowned Vancouver-based artist Rodney Graham and his band, bringing Graham’s signature blend of rock and roll psychedelia with folk music earnestness to Glasgow with a spectacular backdrop that was part pedal-powered kaleidoscope, part Marcel Duchamp Roto-relief.

Though best known as an artist for his films, photographs and installations, music has been a major part of Graham’s work throughout his career: from performing with the band ‘UJ3RK5’ in Vancouver in the late 1970s, through composing soundtracks for slide and film works to, most recently, recordings and performances as a singer-songwriter, including the CDs ‘Rock is Hard’, ‘I’m a Noise Man’ and his 2007 album ‘Why Look for Good Times?’.

‘Graham has always kept the question open: Am I a musician trapped in an artist’s mind or an artist trapped in a musician’s body?’ Kim Gordon

A collaboration with the Public Art Fund, New York. Presented by The Common Guild in association with Glasgow International Festival 2008.