April 30, 2010 14:08

Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore to head up Tate Modern's birthday celebrations

Turner Prize winning artists will also play live

Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore to head up Tate Modern's birthday celebrations
Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore will be heading up a group of musicians and artists performing as part of the 10 years of the Tate Modern gallery celebrations in London next month.

In order to mark the gallery’s first decade a three-day multi-arts event called No Soul For Sale - A Festival of Independents will take place from May 14-16.

Moore will be collaborating with filmmaker Eva Prinz, and headling a group of musicians who will be taking over the gallery’s Turbine Hall exhibition space for live evening performances.

He will be performing on the evening of May 15, as will patten, DJ Spooky, Kaffe Matthews, Cosey Fanni Tutti and Temperatures.

From 8pm (BST) on May 14 Skinjobs, Jeffrey Lewis, Long Meg – made up of Turner Prize winning artist Mark Leckey and Steve Claydon – and Martin Creed, another Turner prize winner, and his band will be playing live in the Turbine Hall.

In addition to his musical performance, Moore’s poetry and visual art will be on show at the three day event and the latest issue of his Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal will be launched on paper designed to be flown as a kite in the Turbine Hall.

Tickets to the events will be free and available on the door or in advance from Tate.org.uk.


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