XFRMR is A Cryptic commission for Sonica
Performance: 21:00, Saturday 2nd September
Where: Main Space
Tickets: £15 Advance / £18 Door.
ROBBIE THOMSON (XFRMR)
EMILY DUST (RADAR RADIO)
Join us for a phenomenal late night music show exploding with arresting visual and sonic delights.
Featuring an spectacular full audio visual performance by Robbie Thomson using a tesla coil as a music instrument.
Live Electro-jazz dance fusion by Chiminyo, using specially developed technology, he uses his drum kit to play music he has composed on his laptop. A rhythmically rich, infectiously groovy and visually stimulating, live, one-man show. With mesmerising live visuals by Ben Moon.
Emily Dust from Radar Radio weaving the evening's musical fabric together. She seamlessly blends neo-baile from Rio de Janeiro into Bristol bass, Angolan kuduro into grime and hip-hop and South African gqom into house, showcasing the freshest sounds in the world.
ROBBIE THOMSON, XFRMR
In 1891 the genius inventor Nikola Tesla tamed lightning with his Tesla coil, a device that renders electricity visible. Artist Robbie Thomson harnesses the sonic capabilities of the Tesla coil to create a work as arresting as the scent of burning ozone and as lively as electricity itself.
By synthesising sound waves that alter the frequency of the coil’s output, Thomson, in this Cryptic commission for Sonica, produces distorted tones and harsh percussive stabs that are accompanied by reactive projections, resulting in a physical assault on the senses.
“Propels the viewer into an intense electromagnetic experience.” digital arti
“Bridging the technical and the spectacular, the popular and the arcane...” Aesthetica
“It’s a thrilling moment; as ever, the boldest sonic and visual gestures are the most meaningful.” The Wire
In collaboration with Ben Moon on live visuals.
Chiminyo creates fresh and exciting electronic dance music in a revolutionary way that’s been blowing crowd’s minds across London. Using technology he developed himself, he uses his drum kit to play the music he has composed on his laptop. The result is a rhythmically rich, infectiously groovy and visually stimulating, live, one-man show that’s sure to get any party pumpin’.
EMILY DUST (RADAR RADIO)
Seamlessly blending neo-baile from Rio de Janeiro into Bristol bass, Angolan kuduro into grime and hip-hop and South African gqom into house, Emily Dust has built an impressive reputation for showcasing the freshest sounds in the world.
A Londoner born and bred, her energetic sets have seen her play all over the world, from Jamaica to Berlin, sharing stages with the likes of Jus Now, MistaJam, DJ Target, Jamz Supernova, Krept and Konan, Tricky, Nightwave and more. A regular at festivals like Boomtown and Glastonbury, her mixes have lit up the airwaves of BBC Radio 1Xtra, the British Council’s Selector, Hipsters Don’t Dance and more.
She runs London night Flexx and her internationally syndicated show on London’s Radar Radio has grown into a leading platform for forward-thinking global sounds - featuring guests such as Protoje, Dotorado Pro, The Busy Twist, Pote and N.A.A.F.I’s Lao. In August 2016 she put together the Juntos EP, teaming up UK and Brazilian producers to celebrate the Olympic handover between the two countries proving that collaboration and innovation are at the very core of what Emily Dust is about.