Storm Thorgerson's imagery has appeared on some of the most successful rock and roll albums of all time, and a selection of his fine art prints will be shown at The Raging Storm exhibition, 6 Spin Street, opposite Church Square, Cape Town on Monday, 20 February to Saturday, 10 March, 2012.
The highly sought-after works are signed and numbered by Storm and include the album art of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Muse, Nigel Kennedy, Peter Gabriel, The Cranberries, Black Sabbath, Audioslave, Pendulum, Disco Biscuits, Steve Miller Band, The Mars Volta, Anthrax, Catherine Wheel, Alan Parsons, Ian Dury, Biffy Clyro and South African band Machineri. Gallery hours are all day Monday to Saturday from 8.30am.
A feature-length documentary film "Taken By Storm" will be shown, followed by an intimate Q & A session with Storm Thorgerson on Wednesday, 22 February at 6.30pm and Thursday, 23 and Friday, 24 February at 8pm. A tapas menu and cash bar will be available from 6pm.
Produced by Roddy Bogawa, the film is about Thorgerson's life and work as told through his own reflection, his personal archive of never-before-seen photographs and films. There are interviews with his ex-partner of Hipgnosis, Aubrey Powell, and some of the most important musicians and bands of our time: Alan Parsons, Steve Miller, 10cc's Graham Gouldman, The Cranberries, Damien Hirst, Robert Plant, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Peter Gabriel. It's also about Storm's creative processes from the Hipgnosis days until now and his relationships/friendships with the musicians and bands he has worked with through his four decades of making album art.
Booking is essential as space is limited. Tickets cost R80 and R60 for students (with student card). Book through Kerry Friedmann +27 (0)82 455 3447 or email .
Live performance by Machineri
On Saturday, 25 February to celebrate the exhibition the band Machineri will give a live performance at 10pm. There is a R40 cover charge. The restaurant is open before the performance and there is a cash bar.
Machineri was formed in late 2008 by Sannie Fox and Andre Geldenhuys. The three-piece band includes two American Fender Stratocasters (Sannie and Andre), drum (Daniel Huxham) and lead vocal (Sannie). Machineri's sound is predominantly Celtic blues-rock, layered and riff-driven. Some influences are: John Lee Hooker, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, The Black Keys, Jimi Hendrix, Chopin, Ali Farka Toure, Paganini.
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