London festival to celebrate the birth of extreme music…

DIY and experimental culture are set to bombard London this October as a weekend of performance, film screenings and discussion explore the legacy of art and music’s avant-garde movements. The Lowest Form Of Music, a festival set to take place from October 22-24 in Beaconsfield, London is the first UK event dedicated to the work of the Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS). The LAFMS is widely known as the ‘missing link’ between the West Coast movement that spawned Frank Zappa and the explosion of DIY music culture in the early 70s, paving the way for punk, noise and many other extreme music genres around the world. Talks and panel discussions  will feature artist and critic David Toop, Incapacitants’ Toshiji Mikawa and artist, composer and original LAFMS member Tom Recchion. Other guest speakers include: Takuya Sakaguchi, Frederik Nilson, John Duncan, Rick Potts, Edwin Pouncey, Jojo Hiroshige, Jackie Stewart, John Wiese and Joe Potts. Confirmed LAFMS artists performing at The Lowest Form Of Music include: Airway, Le Forte Four, Smegma, John Duncan, Joseph Hammer, Tom Recchion, Takuya, Extended Organ, The Tenses, Dinosaurs with Horns, Morphenogenisis, Mark Durgan + Spoils and Relics, Raionbashi & Kutzkelina, Bill Kouligas and the Joseph Hammer Duo. Special guests also performing over the weekend include the Japanese noise pioneers and LAFMS disciples Hijokaidan and Incapacitants. The Lowest Form Of Music begins on Friday, October 22 at Beaconsfield, 22 Newport St, London, SE11 6AY. Tickets can be purchased from or

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