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Annual music festival comes to Forgemasters

07 March 2011

A music and film festival has chosen Sheffield Forgemasters to host its first composer in residence.

A music and film festival has chosen Sheffield Forgemasters to host its first composer in residence.

Famous 80s pop artist and writer Bill Drummond will take residency at Sheffield Forgemasters in May.

Bill Drummond, the Scottish co-founder of 80s group The KLF, will be at Forgemasters Brightside Lane base from 3 to 5 May composing music as part of the Sensoria Festival.

Bill, who is most famous for burning £1 million pounds in 1994, has chosen to use Sheffield’s global force in steel production after inspiration from his teenage years amidst steel mills in Corby.

He will spend three days at Forgemasters composing a score for each day and then perform one of the avant art pieces with a choir of 17 people chosen at random.

Sensoria takes place in Sheffield from April 29 to May 8, for more information visit www.sensoria.org.uk