Since the release of his breakthrough mixtape Kings And Them on Tri Angle Records in February 2012, Evian Christ has performed to critical acclaim around the world alongside musical collaborators including Purity Ring, Actress and Four Tet, as well as producing I’m In It on Kanye West’s Yeezus. While recognised internationally for his unique flavour of hip-hop influenced fluid house music, Evian Christ’s recent Duga-3 release demonstrated a darker, more minimal and introspective style, an approach also seen during his recent sound art installation with Matthew Barney.
This theatre performance will see Evian Christ present his work live for the first time in a more formal concert setting, alongside a lineup of specially invited international guests and collaborators, performing a blend of brand new and existing work:
Evian Christ – Salt Carousel on YouTube
Koreless is the project of Welsh producer Lewis Roberts. Born and raised in Bangor, one of the smallest cities in the UK, Roberts relocated to Glasgow aged 18 spending four years studying naval architecture.Taking his studies beyond the classroom, he spent his summer holidays ship building while honing a hidden craft, his music.
Young Turks had their introduction back in 2010, via Jamie xx, to the track ‘Up Down Up Down’, and invited Koreless on his first trip to London, to play their series at The Alibi, alongside contemporaries Bullion, Pariah, Sampha and Kwes. Only two releases have emerged since then, ’4D/MTI’ in 2011 and ‘Lost in Tokyo’ in 2012, as well as his collaborative ‘Short Stories’ with Sampha in January 2013. Remarkable in his restraint, his music stands out for it’s sophistication despite it’s simplicity.
Koreless – Sun on YouTube
Head of respected experimental label Presto!?, Lorenzo Senni’s work deconstructs the sound of 90’s rave culture, carefully analyzing its constituent parts for reuse in a very different context, with repetition and isolation as key concepts. His music often begins with one simple idea or musical pattern, forcing it into a sonic spiral of repetitive and percussive arpeggiated melodies. His work explores the idea of the “buildup” found in euphoric dance music as a starting point to make a non-uplifting, more introspective piece that implicitly preserves its emotional tension and drama.
Lorenzo Senni – Makebelieve on YouTube
South London based producer Visionist rose to prominence in 2011 with his breakthrough track ‘Come In’ after support from DJ Oneman. Visionist’s use of choral melodies have become a big feature in his recent music, drawing on sensations of empathy and intimacy, and his sound has gained big admirers in the likes of Benji B, Kode 9 & Zomby.
Visionist – Snakes on YouTube
T C F is the moniker of Norwegian contemporary artist and experimental computer musician Lars Holdhus. His work explores themes of code, cryptography and privacy through the use of visual, sonic, built and written concepts. Often the titles and descriptions of his work are written in cyphertext, the key to which is hidden within the piece itself. His forthcoming release on Liberation Technologies will further this cryptographic theme, consisting of digital and physical content containing the necessary keys to unlock the full meaning of the work.
T C F – a0afdf049217e61e3f3c9a1faf1d1f on Soundcloud
Tickets are £12.50 advance and are available through the RNCM website