From sounds so gentle as to be almost floating on air to heavy unworldly tonality, Hecker’s forthcoming performance – a collaboration with traditional Japanese Gagaku musicians – forms a hybrid recalling Electronic abstractions and psychedelic American Minimalism. Taking his explorations of noise, dissonance and melody into new territories, the natural sounds of the instrumentation both ring freely and are treated with Hecker’s signature brutal sounds.
Opening the evening, regular collaborator Kara-Lis Coverdale creates colourful and dense arrangements with a unique approach to melody, harmony and sonic detail.
Produced by the Barbican in association with Bird on the Wire
Supported by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation