Museum of Loneliness LP launch at the Whitechapel Gallery

Chris Petit’s Museum of Loneliness

Chris Petit’s Museum of Loneliness

On 2th May a special event for the launch of writer and essay film-maker Chris Petit’s album Museum of Loneliness, thanks to Test Centre.

Released on vinyl only, the LP is made up of specially-recorded readings from Petit’s novels Robinson (1993), The Hard Shoulder (2001) and The Passenger (2006), and from his recent project The Museum of Loneliness. Backed by soundtracks from his films Asylum (with Iain Sinclair, 2000) and Content (2010), along with street recordings made by Petit in Johannesburg and other field recordings, Museum of Loneliness is at once a unique retrospective and a new standalone work.

The event will celebrate accordingly, with a rare screening of Asylum, appearances from Petit and Iain Sinclair, and playback of the album.

The event starts at 7pm, and the cafe will be open for drinks afterwards. We’ll be selling copies of our LPs and magazines, including Test Centre Three hot off the press.

Tickets are available here.  Book now to avoid disappointment!

Test Centre announces the release of Chris Petit’s new album ‘Museum of Loneliness’

Test Centre is pleased to announce the release of Chris Petit’s new album ‘Museum of Loneliness’.
 The 12″ LP is composed of specially-recorded readings from Chris’s novels ‘Robinson’ (1993), ‘The Hard Shoulder’ (2001) and ‘The Passenger’ (2006), and from his recent project The Museum of Loneliness. Backed by field recordings and soundtracks from his films ‘Asylum’ (2000) and ‘Content’ (2010), the album was smeared and spored by Mordant Music.
 Pre-orders are available now, ahead of the 1st March 2013 release date. There are 600 copies only, and a special edition of just 15 copies.
 For more information including a sample of the album, as well as to order, please go to http://www.testcentre.org.uk/test-pressings.html
 An event at the Whitechapel Gallery will follow in May, details to come.