Friday 11th May
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In a new audio-visual project in response to Brexit, pioneering electronic musician Matthew Herbert presents an exclusive commission for Splice in collaboration with media artist Christopher Thomas Allen (The Light Surgeons).
The performance will examine the things we will lose as a result of Brexit and it’s impact, by exploring the themes of scale and destruction through the medium of sound and image. The resulting outcome will form the basis for one of the tracks on the Brexit Big Band album, scheduled for release in 2019 on the day Britain officially leaves the EU.
i am leila
leila likes noise
and all the stuff within and in between 🙂
Reeps One is award-winning musician, artist, champion beatboxer and Londoner Harry Yeff. He’s collaborated with Damon Albarn, The Mill and Bell Labs focusing on taking the human voice to extremes and pairing it with new technology. For Splice, Reeps One performs his critically acclaimed AV show featuring the cymatic images of Zach Walker. Cymatics is the science of sound vibration to make audio visible through vibrating a diaphragm or membrane covered with liquid or small particles, here they reveal the structure of sound through the vibrations of the voice. Yeff and Walker’s fascination for sound, vibratory tones and making them visible is a show not to be missed.
Bringing a whole world of images to the fore, electronic act Petwo Evans have recently developed a whole new show in collaboration with interactive media artist Will Young’s Echo & Reflection outfit and Louis Mustill from production and technology studio Artists & Engineers. Expect the hairs on your neck to stand up during this sonic and visual journey.
An electronic set not to be missed, you’ll find no laptop onstage, just a fully hardware set up with an emphasis on ‘liveness’ in the set. Electronic yes, but all beats are played and samples triggered live as well as using some homemade electronic instruments. Prepare yourself for an intense experience.
Accompanying Orka with organic, graphical, painterly and mainly abstract visuals, L’Aubaine’s work has a handmade feel, imperfect, bold and very colourful like a painter with a canvas, but creating live compositions for her VJ set. Her clips are mostly 2D hand-drawn animations, simple shapes and paintings, often braking out of the rectangular screen with mapped compositions and the use of mesh, she also often uses an analogue video synth to create textures and lines.
North London native Loraine James is an up-and-coming producer and electronic artist, very much influenced by artists such as Aoki Takamasa, Telefon Tel Aviv and Toe. With a lot of promise and a wealth of material, she’s a master at crafting organic textures through inorganic means. James effortlessly blends electronica and math rock with whispers of jazz and post-rock all wrapped up in her avant-garde aesthetic and sensibility.
Accompanying Loraine James will be ID:MORA’s video creations which have been seen at festivals worldwide. He works closely with Berlin based music label Ad Noiseam Records, de-constructing images popularly associated with the evils of Western culture! Politics, economies and religion are all melted down into a visual assault!
Tonstitch is an audiovisual project based on the creation of a ‘sonorous’ dress. Basic sound parameters relate directly to the dresses construction in the X and Y axis and the characteristics of the shape, the fit and look of this imaginary dress are determined by the audio composition. Following the strict manufacturing schedule of each production unit the dress is initially modelled by the industrial production process. An individual sonorous experience, the audio material used for the composition is authentic sound recordings from industrial manufacturing facilities of garments and textiles.
A luminary and pioneer in the world of AV performance since the mid-90’s, Dutch artist Jeroen Hofs aka Eboman has graced the stages of festivals worldwide with his audiovisual performances of funky and wild video sampling and real-time video manipulation. In 1996 Hofs won the Silver Harp – the prestigious Dutch music award for new talent – and a year later he won the Dutch Buma Cultuur Pop Award. His AV sample-heavy release Donuts With Buddah became a huge hit in Holland, cementing his reputation as a real innovator in electronic music.
Colin Sebestyen (CSTNG-SHDWS, Movecraft, AAU) has been a working motion graphics designer for well over a decade. He has created visual design for a wide array of collaborators as diverse as Snoop Dogg, Björk, Aesop Rock, Nonagon, Lusine, and Edison. He’s the motion graphics lead at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. His work combines the immediacy of live performance with the multidisciplinary study of design, animation, and code.
Described by the legendary John Peel as “my natural successor”, Mixmaster Morris is one of the most respected DJs ever, full stop. Many of the most influential and significant acts that have shaped electronic music over the past 30 years have Mixmaster Morris to thank for playing a significant role in their early careers. He has consistently championed artists who have gone on to achieve greatness, long before anyone else had heard of them.
Rebel Overlay is a London-based creative company founded by visual artist Spencer Heron.Their practice specialises in visual performance by providing custom video content, motion graphics and live playback, as well as site-specific installations and set design. Works are created for festivals, music venues, exhibitions, performance pieces and commercial projects.
Experimental avenues of our work include projection mapping, pixel mapping and LED screen layouts. They explore light, animation and illusion to create enthralling, immersive audio-visual experiences and artworks that seek to challenge the viewers’ perception of physical and digital space.