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Liverpool International Music Festival 2014

LIMF logoThe Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) returns this August with the theme, World Firsts By Collaboration, featuring over 200 acts from around the world.

LIMF organisers have announced details of four collaborative events under the strapline LIMF Commissions.

Music curator Yaw Owusu, said: “This year, on top of our massive programme of gig and concert performances, we wanted to go a step further and deliver something totally unique – brand new interpretations and musical partnerships that no one has ever witnessed before.”

The first collaborative event is Steve Levine’s Assembly Point Session at St George’s Hall on August 21, hosted by 6 Music’s Chris Hawkins.

Levine will direct a group of artists including Bernard Butler, Tim Burgess, Hollie Cook, Pete Wylie and Mark King with a full live set from Boy George.

Steve Levine said: “Whilst I’ve worked with some of the featured artists in the recording studio before, this will be the first time that we have collaborated in the live arena. The number of amazing hit records these musicians have been involved in as artists, songwriters and producers is truly outstanding.”

The final three commissions are Seven Streets’ You Are Here, Minor Characters and Sense of Sound’s Migration Music.

Taking place on August 23 in Sefton Park’s Palm House, Seven Streets’ You Are Here will feature performances byartists from the United Kingdom, France and Russia.

Sense of Sound’s Migration Music will be held at The Everyman on August 28 – 29, featuring Liverpool’s Sense of Sound choir collaborating with beatboxer Shlomo.

Minor Characters is a free to attend event presented by music manager Chris Bye and The Quietus. It will take place at The Kazimier on Friday August 29.

(original story in Music Week)

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