Friday 21 July 2017, 7.30pm
In Taoism, ‘天' (Tiān), often translated as ‘Sky’ or ‘Heaven’ signifies the celestial aspect of the cosmos. Its counterpart and complement is ‘地’ (Dì), representing the element of 'Earth’. These two aspects are indicative of the dualistic nature of Taoism, and are thought to maintain the two poles of the Three Realms of Reality.
London-born, producer, writer and DJ, Flora Yin-Wong curates an evening showcasing new electronic artists from across different cities whose work touches upon various themes of duality, in their respective cultures, sounds or practices.
As her debut live show, Yin-Wong will be showcasing material that hinges on this concept, working with roughly-sampled field recordings, dissonant melodies, and influences from contemporary club culture, such as her recent piece 'Lugere' released via Berlin-based PAN’s ‘mono no aware’ vinyl compilation since working for the label. Her previous works such as a cassette tape release last year on New York's PTP label as part of their 'CELL' format was also inspired by identity in bloodlines, and Daoist traditions relating to tutelary deities and the afterlife. Besides remixes for the likes of Eaves, Scintii, and Celyn June, she has also contributed to Ziùr's Co-Op release alongside the likes of M.E.S.H., GIL, and Sky H1, and Lara Rix-Martin's Objects Limited imprint ft. Coucou Chloe and KABLAM.
Previously a digital editor at Dazed Magazine and contributor to the likes of dis, DUMMY, Under/Current, RA and Riposte, she also writes fiction for Somesuch, on similar subjects of mythology, perspective, and belief. As a DJ, she has played PAN’s showcase at the likes of Berghain, to gigs across the UK, Tokyo, New York, Shanghai, Antwerp, Seoul, and guested on shows on NTS Live, Boiler Room, BCR, and made mixes for the likes of The Wire, etc.
Petit Singe (https://soundcloud.com/pttsng) is an Indian-born, Milan-based producer set to release her second EP on Haunter Records. Hazina Francia's avatar was created in 2012 as an outlet for her to explore vague reminiscences of her heritage, as well as old school Adriatic House, and the darker side of dub and techno. Her new EP represents "a moment of an existential ceasefire, a space for sensuous reflection through spiritual fatigue... Her transdimensional approach is prone to punctuate the spiritually intense quality of her taste for melody with heavy barrages of drums into psychedelic stupor."
Hex is a duo comprised of two London-based musicians/sound designers whose debut EP was released on Mute sub-label Liberation Technologies. Almost a year on, Hex will be bringing their intensely crushing sound for a performance exploring the extremes we see and face in the modern day. The show will present unheard new music from the duo, including forthcoming material out later this year plus exclusive edits and remixes.
'Slow Black With Ruins' is a short film commissioned for Italian composer Valerio Tricoli last year with experimental video director Christopher Gray (MM studio). Whilst documenting an age-old religious ceremony shot in the region of Salento in the South of Italy, the film uses highly modern methods of digital/film manipulation.
The haunting film follows what is known as the ‘Processione Delle Desolate’, a yearly event where devoted veiled women, covered entirely in black cloth march in weighted procession, reciting a hymn of measured pain. When the footage was completed in December 2016, Tricoli decided to sample the sound captured by the on camera microphone as the foundation for a new original piece, inspired by his works throughout his PAN-released LP, ‘Clonic Earth’. Gray deploys a new visual method, normally associated with enhancing the detail of a 3D model to convert film into a layer only associated with depth. These surfaces were then layered and blended to create a disorientating voyage in a haze.