De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, 11th November

By Tina Morris

November 11th brings another of the cutting edge OUTLANDS events to the De La Warr Pavilion. If you have missed the last couple of these, you really need to catch up quick. This experimental music network brings a killer selection of sound artists, musicians, performers and visionaries together who tour the country. 

Kyoka’s Electric Campfire
PICTURE: Alberto Novelli / Villa Massimo

The De La Warr Pavilion is one of ten visual arts and music organisations, in eight regions
who are partnering on this truly experimental and ambitious interdisciplinary music programme. It’s driven by Caleb Madden, curator of the Coastal Currents opening party 2017 and this year’s Welcome to the Antivoid at the Masonic Hall. Commissioning and touring three newly conceived productions a year, this is a brave new, locally grown programme that we should support.

This one-off evening promises part club, part installation, part immersive environment. DRIFT takes shape within a specially constructed space, where motion sensors and microphones monitor the room, the crowd and the performers. Inside this generated environment, artists Kyoka and Grischa Lichtenberger, from acclaimed German electronic music record label Raster, will diffuse their visions of experimental dance floors. The tour support comes from YTAC, club electronics project of James Birchall, aka Rough Fields, newly signed to Glasgow record label ‘Numbers’. 

Fusing heavy electronics, hypno-chaotic grooves and pristine frequency control, within a unique, audio-visual environment, DRIFT FT. KYOKA / GRISCHA LICHTENBERGER / YTAC sets forth an intoxicating, hyper-sensory experience. Observations are fed to a central ‘brain’, which responds by projecting fevered machine-dreams back onto people and walls – the audience and the performance influence the visuals; feedback ensues, chaos builds. 

DRIFT technologists wetgenes is facilitating a workshop on Friday 2nd November at 10am. Develop technical and creative skills for instant and engaging results.
Sign up here: 

OUTLANDS is supported by Arts Council England Strategic Touring Fund and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and this tour is a special commission by Fuse Art Space.

De la Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill on Sea TN40 1DP  November 11th at 7.30pm – £8/£6.

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