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Musician Damo Suzuki teams up with UCLan band for festival

15 May 2013

Lyndsey Boardman

Future Sound 2013 hailed a success

Pioneering psychedelic musician Damo Suzuki has visited Preston to headline a music festival organised by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

The frontman of 1970s psychedelic Krautrock band Can was the final act of the inaugural Future Sound 2013 festival at UCLan, a three day event of experimental music and dance organised by music staff and students at the University.

Damo Suzuki teamed up with Jujojo Colesi, a band of tutors from the University’s Music Practice course to perform the weekend’s finale with an experimental performance.

“It was a real honour to play with an artist as creative and as significant as Damo Suzuki. He was incredibly generous with his time, talking with students about their work as well as his own."

UCLan MA Music Industry Management and Promotion course leader Les Gillion commented: “It was a real honour to play with an artist as creative and as significant as Damo Suzuki.

“He was incredibly generous with his time, talking with students about their work as well as his own. His performance as the final act of Future Sound provided a fitting climax to an outstanding weekend of music, dance and artistic experimentation.”

Throughout the weekend of events at UCLan’s Media Factory, visitors were treated to over 50 performances from a range of musical genres including a musical and performance piece by UCLan student Fil Hamilton, the front man of local band Yr Impossible and The Pterodactyls.