Jarvis Cocker to Speak at SXSW Music

Written by Rory Burbeck | Monday, Feb 3, 2014

SXSW 2014 Music Speaker: Jarvis Cocker

English musician and leader of the band Pulp, Jarvis Cocker, will be giving an extraordinary talk on the meaning of artistic vision at the SXSW 2014 Music Conference. Join us as Mr. Cocker presents an illustrated selection of his lyrics detailing his development as a songwriter and provides useful tips for aspiring songsmiths.

As if the news that SXSW Film will be hosting the world premiere of PULP - a music documentary focused on Pulp and the members’ thoughts on their career - wasn’t exciting enough, Jarvis Cocker will be speaking directly to aspiring songwriters.

Jarvis Cocker was one of the founding members of Sheffield, England-based band Pulp in the late 1970s. The band rose to mainstream prominence in the mid-1990s, with a couple of hit singles and a Mercury Prize-winning album (Different Class). Pulp took a long hiatus beginning in 2002 and reunited in 2011 for several concerts and festival appearances.

Jarvis Cocker will be speaking on Wednesday, March 12th from 12:30pm-1:30pm at the Austin Convention Center Room 18ABC.

Jarvis Cocker photo courtesy of the speaker