Tuesday 9 January 2018, 7.30pm
Elektrick Lycanthrope is a concert of live music, reading and discussion that explores the lycanthropy legend and its cultural influence.
The evening will open with an Opening Ritual by the black metal inspired duo Meltaot – to be followed later by a special performance from Earth guitarist Dylan Carlson, an extended version of the English folk song “Reynardine” where he will be joined by dancer Holly Carlson.
As well as his long tenure with Earth, Dylan Carlson is also involved in his solo project Drcarlsonalbion – that takes the magical tradition of England and the UK as its main influence. His most recent venture was to team up with techno/electronic musician Kevin Martin aka The Bug for a series of live performances. An album of their collaboration, titled Concrete Desert, was released this year by Ninja Tune.
MELTAOT are an improvised noise duo with artist/musician/broadcaster Sharon Gal and artist/writer/musician Edwin Pouncey aka SavX. They met through Resonance 104.4FM and presented the weekly live show Diggers from 2002 until 2010. As MELTAOT they have released a cassette, titled First and Second Rites, for the Tapeworm label in 2009, and the live Souls On Board LP that was recorded at Café OTO and released on the Ash International label in 2010. MELTAOT use voice, guitars, percussion, electronics and field recordings as their materials.
This performance will celebrate the launch of their new digital release, Ritual Music.
SavX is an underground cartoonist, illustrator and artist whose work has appeared in a variety of music press publications, book covers and album sleeves. Together with fellow artist Chris Long, he is half of the abstract painting group Battle Of The Eyes.
Sharon Gal is an interdisciplinary artist, performer, vocalist and composer, specialising in free improvisation, experimental music and collaborative, participatory large group compositions. She works with voice, electronics, extended techniques, field recordings, found audio, video and collage; exploring presence, listening, embodiment, and the relationship between people, sound and space. Sharon performs solo and in collaborations with: David Toop, Steve Beresford, Phil Minton, Charles Hayward, John Butcher, Andie Brown, Yoni Silver, Sue Lynch, Anat Ben David and Lina Lapelyte.
Since 2007 she has directed a series of site specific, large group compositions, inviting musicians and non-musicians to take part. She curates music concerts, including the series Sound Matter, at Café OTO, and concerts at Iklectik arts lab. Her music is released by many labels, including five solo albums and various collaborations.
Past performances include The V&A, ICA, The Whitechapel Gallery, Tate Modern & Tate Britain, MACBA, and Colour Out Of Space, Borealis, Supernormal, Supersonic, TUSK, and Tectonics festivals. Her experimental work, Etudes by Sharon Gal, a collection of text & colour scores, presented as a deck of 78 cards, was supported by Sound and Music and published in 2021.