Thursday 25 August 2016, 8pm
Félicia Atkinson is a French artist and an avant musician who has been composing music under her own name and the moniker Je Suis Le Petit Chevalier since 2004 and released records and tapes on different labels such as Shelter Press, NNA, Umor Rex, Home Normal, Aguirre, Spekk, Peak Oil. Her latest solo record, A readymade ceremony (Shelter Press 2015) was well welcomed by Fact, Pitchfork, Thumb, Spin, The Wire Magazine. She recently made a collaborative effort with musician Jefre Cantu Ledesma (Comme Un Seul Narcisse, Shelter Press 2016).
Her music is composed of concrete music, asmr voices, electronics, field recordings, improvisation with guitar and piano, abstract distortions and infra basses.
Felicia Atkinson has been playing in Europe, Japan, Mexico, Canada and USA from museums (MCA of Chicago, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, MOCA Geffen In LA), to music venues and music festivals (Rewire in Den Hague, Novas Frequencias in Rio de Janeiro, Borderline festival in Athens, Soy Festival, Villette Sonique, …) and strange places (the cactus house in the Palmengarten in Frankfurt, an old temple near Hiroshima, “Etants Donnés ” by Marcel Duchamp at the Kunstpalast in Dusseldorf…). She toured and opened lately with various bands such as Sun Araw, Gabriel Saloman, Grouper, or High Wolf.
She is also the co-pilot of the label and publishing house Shelter Press.
Left Hand Cuts off the Right (Robbie Judkins) is an outlet for exploratory methods and composition. During live performances he plays with bent electronics, acoustic instruments, field recordings, loops and effects. The sounds are of otherworldliness, twinkling twitchings, habitual drones, crackling rhythms and aural oddities.
"His work gives rise to much pause and thought. Ambient if you’d like to call it that but not of the structured Eno variety, this being more improv sounding with radios, field recordings and broken electronics seeping like a heavy mist among somberly struck lower register piano keys. Imagine Keith Jarrett on Largactyl improvising sadness with his left hand while his right tries for some throbbing oscillating sounds all recorded in the basement of an abandoned Detroit theatre during a full moon. That's not far off." Idwal Fisher
He has created works for the Barbican, ICA, Resonance FM, Turner Contemporary, Whitechapel Gallery, University of Central Lancashire and more. He is also the creator of Animal Sounds (Resonance FM) and Parallax View (Threads Radio). Robbie has created work for ICA, Barbican, Whitechapel Gallery, NTS, Cafe Oto, Turner Contemporary and more.
R Elizabeth is the side project of London based artist Rachael Finney. Although connected to her studio practice R Elizabeth sees the artist exploring her interest in magnetic tape and voice from a different point of entry. Working somewhere between experimental electronics and pop music R Elizabeth often creates melodic hooks via a combination of tape collage and repetitive organ, layering low placed vocals that aim to present a continuous chorus.
Previous releases include ‘Mirror’ on Cazenove and last year saw the release of ‘Season on Error’ onWhere To Now? 2017 will bring a new album out on Home Normal.