Friday 17 July 2015, 8pm
Sonic seeds and spores from thunderous electronic artist Petrels - presenting the London debut of the full 5-piece Petrels band line-up following the release of new album ‘Flailing Tomb’; extraordinary and otherworldly noise duo Conspirators of Pleasure – aka Simon Underwood (founder member of The Pop Group) and Poulomi Desai (ex Dead Jalebies); CIYF favourite Laid Eyes, presenting the premiere screening of new film ‘I Want In But I Don't Know To What’; enthralling quartet performance from müllZimmer's Jonas Gustafsson (percussion) and Lia Mazzari (cello), with Clay Gold (electric bass) and Florian Zeisig (percussion); plus Tartaruga DJing throughout and till late.
ENTRY: £10 WITH POSTER (collection on the night)
A limited 2-colour print for 'Cordyceps Is Your Friend #5' event at Cafe OTO on Friday 17 July 2015. One colour layer is a blend from ultramarine to prussian blue, the second colour layer is a bright leaf green.
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Petrels is the solo project of London-based musician and illustrator, Oliver Barrett. Since releasing his debut Haeligewielle in 2011, Petrels has toured across Europe and shared a stage with the likes of Tim Hecker, FIRE!, Nate Young (Wolf Eyes), Trouble Books, Demdike Stare, Nadja, and Hans-Joachim Roedelius (Cluster).
“Petrels sidesteps the chilliness found in much of the music of his peers, replacing it instead with an almost spiritual ecstasy, his ravishing synths and almost choral vocal treatments calling out in cosmic, wide eyed wonder at the universe.” – Paul Margree, Louder Than War
Conspirators of Pleasure were formed in 2012 by Poulomi Desai (ex Dead Jalebies) and Simon Underwood (founder member of post punk band The Pop Group). They have been collaborating in an array of sound, installation and web projects since 2003, when they established the Usurp Art Collective.
Conspirators of Pleasure are an improvising duo that seek to bend all the rules, question the sacred, create extraordinary soundscape performances and self-regulating sonic systems, using modified and prepared instruments. Part of their unusual musical armoury includes a prepared sitar, sonically twisted stylophones, prepared bass, modified toys, resurrected radios and visually scarred slide projections. Their compositions explore experimental terrains, twisting technology to transform organic sounds into eerie calls that flow from intense waves of abrasive, noisy, chaos invoking industrial nostalgia, to structured pulsating rhythms, to melancholic, microtonal drones.
Laid Eyes is a video artist and film maker currently living in South London. With a background in visual anthropology, he is currently drawn to making digital music videos exploring abstract forms, and performing live improvised visuals for the likes of Petrels, Talvihorros, Pascal Savy and Time Attendant. He has collaborated with a wide range of artists including Excepter, Maria Minerva, Ensemble Economique, and Ekin Fil, and has had work screened at Denovali Swingfest in Essen, End Tymes Festival in New York, and Dunk Festival in Belgium.
Jonas Gustafsson (percussion) and Lia Mazzari (cello) have been performing together - with the occasional guest - in the UK and abroad since early 2013. In late 2012 they formed müllZimmer, which originally served as an outlet for their collaborative works not only in live performance but also electroacoustic composition, installation pieces and self-released art publications. It has since evolved into a collective involving artists and writers working across a wide variety of media, and since its inception müllZimmer have organised a number of exhibitions and performances around London, and released two publications exploring the connections between linguistics, landscape, listening, structure and meaning, with several new releases in the works.