Vinyl

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Opened 19 Jun 2013
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

One day Bill discovered that the number 1 on the day he was born was Grandad by Clive Dunn, a song so bad, in so many ways, that it is funny. From that discovery Vinyl is the natural consequence: a record for each year of his life. Be warned, Bill's record collection is pretty damn diverse even perverse and for Vinyl he delves deep into it and talks about the tracks and also about what the music means, about the memories these tracks evoke. For Vinyl he recalls, revises and retells what these black plastic discs might be records of. In the Vinyl playlist you can expect anything from the self styled ?worst orchestra in the world' The Portsmouth Sinfonia to the apocalyptic metal anthem The Final Countdown. Bill is no normal DJ and his stories are as diverse, idiosyncratic and pointed as the music he plays. ?Deliciously lunatic' British Theatre Guide on 2012 Vinyl is the most recent show from performance artist and broadcaster Bill Aitchison whose work has entertained and confounded the expectations of audiences across Europe, Asia, America and The Middle East. Known for his work's unpredictability and wry humour, he has been predicting the apocalypse, dancing Agadoo, performing in Chinese and now, with Vinyl, sharing his highly questionable record collection.