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London Contemporary Music Festival returns to Ambika P3

LCFM 2017 premieres Pauline Oliveros's feminist porn film The Sluts And Goddesses Video Workshop – Or How To Be A Sex Goddess In 101 Easy Steps, among other UK firsts

The sixth edition of LCMF will take place in December. Returning to London's Ambika P3, where it hosted its 2015 edition, the festival’s premieres include a presentation of Ragnar Kjartansson's seven hour epic An Die Musik, alongside Pauline Oliveros’s previously unseen 1992 porn picture, in an adventurous programme of music and sound works, films, Artificial Intelligence, electronics, installations, and more.

Other highlights are a performance by Joan La Barbara; a new multimedia work by Juliana Huxtable; Sam Ashley and Apartment House presenting European premieres of Robert Ashley’s Tap Dancing In The Sand (2004) and Public Opinion Descends Upon The Demonstrators (1962); Elaine Mitchener performing the music of Jeanne Lee, Eric Dolphy, Archie Shepp and Joseph Jarman as part her Vocal Classics Of The Black Avant Garde project; plus contributions from Philip Corner, Yasunao Tone, Moor Mother and Pan Daijing.

Another festival strand includes a three night investigation of the personal, haptic and voyeuristic nature of music and film, conducted via Kajsa Magnarsson's Strap On And Electric Guitar, and music by Oliveros, Pan Daijing and the Wandelweiser group. Plus, Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel, from Harvard's Sensory Ethnography Lab will premiere Somniloquies, following its showing at Documenta 14.

LCMF 2017 takes place at London’s Ambika P3 from 3–10 December. More information can be found via their website.