The Dissection: KC Rules OK

King Creosote

Summerhall - Dissection Room


Nothing Ever Happens Here and Summerhall are delighted to announce a new lecture series for it’s 2019-20 season, “The Dissection”, which aims to take a deep look at the creation and artistic choices that inform some of Scotland’s most seminal albums in the field of contemporary music. Hosted by poet and compere Michael Pedersen of Neu Reekie fame, we aim to break down an artist’s work into the technical, musical and personal choices that informed the artists work, why decisions were made, with each artist showcasing how those choices manifested themselves through demonstration and performance.

Our first edition of The Dissection features King Creosote’s first major label album through Warner Music’s imprint 678 Artists, KC Rules OK, a huge step forward both commercially and artistically as Kenny tried to round the edges of his previously prolific output (40 odd albums) into the shape of a major label release and touring schedule with acclaimed producers The Earlies. Featuring collaborations with K T Tunstall and rated at Number 6 of The Skinny’s albums of the decade in 2009, KC Rules was instrumental in paving the way for King Creosote’s future career and his current position as national treasure through work with John Hopkins on the Mercury Prize nominated Diamond Mine and elegiac From Scotland With Love.

About Michael Pedersen

‘Leading the way in new Scottish Writing’, Michael is a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship winner, a John Mather Trust Rising Star of Literature, a Canongate Future 40, Neu Reekie co-founder/co-chief and much mare. Michael has read all over the globe - Japan to Indonesia, New Zealand to Spain - wi fans that range from Irvine Welsh to Charlotte Church. His recent collection, Oyster, several times reprinted, was illustrated by and performed live with Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison. He's into the music.

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