Kilford The Music Painter joins artists for Cage Against The Machine's SILENT Christmas Number One
Single: Cage Against The Machine – 4'33"
Featuring: Pete Doherty, The Kooks, Enter Shikari, UNKLE, Orbital, Billy Bragg, Dan Le Sac, Reverend Jon McClure, Crystal Fighters, Mr Hudson, Guillemots, The Big Pink, Coldcut, Does It Offend You Yeah?, Penguin Prison, John Foxx, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool and Kilford the Music Painter.
Release date: December 13th
Kilford, The Music Painter has painted live on stage with Iggy Pop, painted on a Greenpeace boat in the middle of the River Thames with Damon Albarn and Brian Eno…but this Monday, December 6th Kilford, will paint what could be his toughest painting to date, total silence.
The art world's rock 'n' roll painter has confirmed his involvement in what is thought will be one of the internet's biggest buzzes this Christmas.
'Cage Against The Machine' will be a cover of John Cage's musical composition 4'33" which comprises of four minutes and thirty three seconds of complete silence.
Last year's Rage Against The Machine's, 'Killing In The Name' anthem became Christmas number one in legendary fashion and this year the Facebook Community (facebook.com/cageagainstthemachine) are once again ready to take a stand. Over fifty thousand people have already committed to buying 'Cage Against The Machine' and yet again an alternative Christmas number one that goes against the bland, vacuous pop music that vies for the top spot is born.
Kilford will join the likes of: Pete Doherty, The Kooks, Enter Shikari, UNKLE, Orbital, Billy Bragg, Dan Le Sac, Reverend Jon McClure, Crystal Fighters, Mr Hudson, Guillemots, The Big Pink, Coldcut, Does It Offend You Yeah?, Penguin Prison, John Foxx and Ou Est Le Swimming Pool at the Dean Street studios in London where he will paint live during the re-recording of John Cages celebrated musical composition, 4'33".
All the proceeds from sales will go to five charities. These music-related charities were chosen by the Cage Against The Machine Facebook community's organisers as something they feel John Cage would have whole heartedly approved of. These are not fluffy or 'sexy' charities but five charities who are pitifully underfunded and desperate for funds to help research cures and improve awareness:
1.The British Tinnitus Association (BTA): When Cage's 4'33" begins, anyone with Tinnitus will just hear their own dreadful ringing. This condition can drive people suicidal and affects musicians more than any other illness. BTA can't even afford to fund a single phone line 24 hours a day to help cope with suicidal calls from sufferers. We can change that.
2. Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM): When Chazz Haddon, singer of Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, tragically ended his own life at Pukkelpop festival in August, a spotlight was put on the fact that the biggest killer (aside from road accidents) of men under the age of 35 in the UK is suicide. Men are 4 times more likely to kill themselves than women. CALM is the only charity to soley focus upon addressing young male suicide.
3. Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy: Nordoff Robbins brings music's transforming power to children and adults in need, through the delivery of music therapy services.
4. Youth Music: Youth Music is the leading UK charity using music to transform the lives of disadvantaged children and young people.
5. Sound And Music: Promotes challenging new music and sound art. "Your support enables us to conceive, experiment and pioneer programs to engage and inspire audiences of all ages."
For more information, go to:
Kilford - The Music Painter Official Website