Friday 20 July 2018, 7.30pm
Starting their collaboration at an improv event in Berlin called Thalamus, Wilted Woman and SIlvia Kastel have been working together on their new project "SHAKEY" Each with their own distinctive musical careers. Kastel started at young age in Italian duo Control Unit alongside Ninni Morgia. In 2009, she founded the Ultramarine label, focusing on abstract and improvised sounds. Her most recent release called Air Lows came out on Blackest Ever Black earlier this year with much anticipation. Wilted Woman shares a similar affinity for unorthodox sounds, touring extensively in the US and Europe, her self proclaimed "anxiety rhythm" has been released our own Alien Jams label last year under the name 'Home Listener' alongside a recent release on Container's Plastic Bags.
Alobhe is the alias of enigmatic Berlin based, Hamburg raised producer Iris Bauer. With her debut EP State Space on London's Tobago tracks, Alobhe has made an impact with her blunt driving dj sets for Warsaw's Intruder Alert and Tobago Tracks. She is joined live in the UK for the first time in collaboration with fellow misfit, London based Denesh Shan who works under the alias Acolytes.
Having met in Berlin in 2017, the duo found common ground in a shared vision of lo-fi broken rhythmic music, typfied by lurching, often out of time compositions and shredded electronics. This culminated in their frantic one take recording "idk demo" on Alien Jam's "Nervous System" compilation.
Rachael Rosen Ltd Ed. is a transmedia artist from the UK who makes use of sound environments and possible play spaces to explore the fissure between author/ reader and online/offline environments. Rosen is known for her atmospheric live sound collage, as well as her ongoing project pOrtals, a world-building and storytelling exercise, which began in 2014 and has included collaborative output with Quantum Natives and Werkflow. She has been an artist in residence at Rupert, Vilnius LT (2017); performed commissioned work at Issue Project Room, New York (2017), New Forms Festival, Vancouver (2016), and the ICA, London (2015); and presented work created during residency at The Banff Centre as part of group show, Vaporents at VOIDOID Archive, Glasgow (2016).
xname is a solo project by Eleonora Oreggia, a London based conceptual electronic artist from Milan, currently fully funded PhD candidate in Media & Arts Technology at Queen Mary University of London. She makes performances and interactive installations. Her live compositions transform light and other electromagnetic frequencies in sound waves through self built synthesizers and complex semi chaotic machines. She is also the founder of Nebularosa, a record label promoting music that challenges the established modes of music production.