Sonica presents AV Triple Bill: Yoga Fanzine by Raydale Dower, Eyve and Hard Times – Rough Sounds! by Moritz Simon Geist and Dominic Kiesling
Raydale Dower’s new project Yoga Fanzine explores the sculptural potential of sound. Inspired by modernist and minimalist composers, from György Ligeti to Erik Satie, Dower seeks to bring an audience’s focus onto singular sonic elements – notes played live on clarinet and their processed counterpart – whose slow modulations, through time-stretching into drone sound or incremental shifts and changes in both the notes and the breaths between, reward our concentration.
Glasgow-based Zimbabwean singer and rapper Eyve presents her newest songs in this exclusive live performance. In her glorious mixing of rap, R&B and hip-hop with influences from Zimbabwe – and singing in both English and Shona – Eyve draws inspiration from female power and the rising prominence of women of colour in society. Live visuals come from VJ Veronika Petukhov,
Moritz Simon Geist makes dance music with robots. Starting with a simple refrain tapped out on a keyboard, Geist gradually adds elements controlled through gizmos and hand-made devices to build up to thrilling techno crescendos. A dot matrix printer screeches and chunters, metal rods chime against variously full glasses of water, pellets rattle through vacuum flasks, and metal fingers pluck rhythmically at guitar strings. With projected visuals from Dominic Kiessling.
Particularly good for Subpacs
Highly Visual / No or Little Text
Performance contains strobe effects, flashing lights, loud noises and lyrics may contain offensive language
Recommended for ages 12+
Duration: 130 mins
assembling.air: A Cryptic Commission developed at Cove Park and supported by the Embassy of Sweden, London and the Swedish Arts Grants Council.
Waxen Figures: A Cryptic Commission developed at Cove Park and Jersey Arts Centre.
Digital Skies: A Cryptic Commission developed at IMAL Brussels and Jersey Arts Centre.
Photo courtesy of Moritz Simon Geist