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Gazelle Twin: Kingdom Come 18 + Near Future Live!
Sun 2 October 2016, 15:30 – 18:30 EDT
British artist Gazelle Twin presents Kingdom Come, a new audio visual performance in collaboration with Chris Turner and Tash Tung.
3.50pm (40 minute performance)
This conceptual performance for two vocalists will be staged in six chapters, incorporating electronics, film, and a brand new soundtrack from Gazelle Twin, created from samples and live vocal manipulation. With the piece set on treadmills against a manic, illusory landscape, Kingdom Come places heightening physical demands on the performers, resulting in an exhausting, otherworldly climax.
The show will feature friend and collaborator Natalie Sharp, aka Lone Taxidermist, and Stuart Warwick on vocals as well as Jez Bernholz performing. Inspired by JG Ballard, the material combines live music with a backdrop of imagery of empty shopping centres and car parks.
The audiovisual performance, Kingdom Come, was curated by Gazelle Twin, along with film and audio direction from Chris Turner, and Tash Tung. Although the performers of the event will be Natalie Sharp, Stuart Warwick, and Jez Bernholz, more information about the artists below.
Followed by a debut live performance by Near Future.
The angular, percussive ‘Ideal Home’ from earlier this year was the debut single by Near Future – a new duo featuring Neil Arthur from Blancmange and art-pop electronic artist, Bernholz.
Beautifully arranged, abstract ideas – sawing violin sounds; applause and sudden bursts of heavier edged beats – illustrate their shared love of texture and atmosphere.
Near Future are recording more material throughout the year and plan to release their debut album in 2017. Their appearance at Sensoria will be their first major appearance.
The event is seated. Seating is not reserved. There is disabled access available.
Photo credit Chris Turner.