The first event in the series welcomes an array of artists working with different types of music. The cadence, stutter and rhythmic swing of our bodies is explored through bass-driven electronics, live drums, djing and the human voice itself.
Beatrice Dillon, a London-based artist and musician, exploring the liminal space between bass music, house and experimental music. She has released her work across the likes Boomkat Editions, Hessle Audio, The Trilogy Tapes, PAN, Timedance and Where To Now?. This will be her first live set in Scotland, following a fervent practice, seeing her collaborate with the likes of Call Super, Ruper Clervaux and Kassem Mosse.
Sue Tompkins is a collector of found phrases, words, and lyrics. Through her typed and spoken works – created by editing, layering, arranging and configuring spontaneous thoughts, random phrases and quotes from popular media – she re-presents snatches of material gleaned from the everyday, distorting meaning by metering their arrangement and delivery. Her work exists both live and in the gallery; where she transfers aspects of her live performance (such as the rhythm, tempo and composition) into two-dimensional works.
Rian Treanor and Paul Abbott collaborate for the first time, exploring sounds and cycles for imaginary movement. Dancing bodies and ideas in a mix of acoustic and synthetic drum rhythms. Rian Treanor is an artist whose work reimagines the intersection of club culture, experimental art and computer music, presenting an insightful and compelling musical world of fractured and interlocking components. Paul Abbott is an artist and musician based in between Porto and Edinburgh, working through questions and feelings connecting music and language: using real and imaginary drums, synthetic sounds, performance and writing.
[Fraser, Ormston] - Ailie Ormston and Tim Fraser - present a DJ set. Their performance at the CCA featured new audio-visual work, as well as appropriated material taken from their album The Drink, which was released solely on YouTube in 2016, then re-released under pseudonym on Domino Recording Co. in early 2018. Ormston released her two-part debut The Sedate / Tony Soprano Fashion Inspo in November 2018. Edinburgh Leisure, Fraser’s project with artist Keith Farquhar, also released their debut album in May this year.
Presented by The Queen’s Hall and supported by Creative Scotland