Friday 17 August 2018, 7.30pm

FLORA YIN-WONG CURATES: MUN SING (GIANT SWAN) + SOPHIA LOIZOU + NOKUIT

In continuation from her previous summer show at OTO, London's PAN-affiliate, producer, writer and DJ, Flora Yin-Wong curates an evening showcasing contemporary electronic artists from different cities, working across everything from dissonant noise, fragmented jungle, and hyper-EBM, to Italian field recordings. The night will see live sets from Giant Swan's Mun Sing, Nokuit of the elusive cassette label NKT/wannamarchi.club, and a DJ set from Cosmo Rhythmatic/Houndstooth's Sophia Loizou. 

Mun Sing

One half of the Giant Swan project, Bristol-based Mun Sing’s solo endeavour experiments with ideas of inclusivity and positivity, influenced by the mainstream by injecting pop’s marketing methods into the more serious, austere club world. His uncompromising ingenuity of sonic weaponry explores fragmented cyber grime, neo-EBM, radioactive trap, and amplified dissonant noise. Mun Sing is Harry Wright’s tool to challenge the conventions and aesthetics of modern day club culture. Dance routines, obnoxious visuals and brash costumes feature in the live show, where he uses these elements as a means to highlight inclusivity, movement and fun.
https://soundcloud.com/munsing

Sophia Loizou

Bristol-based Sophia Loizou is a producer and sonic artist whose work operates within sound system culture and electroacoustic composition. Central to her practice is an ongoing investigation of the interconnected nature of ecosystems and technology. Her work strives to capture the tension that binds these liminal states, seeking to envision a plurality of possible futures and re-imagined pasts.

This year, she featured on Houndstooth Records’ ‘In Death’s Dream Kingdom’ compilation release, whilst her latest release, ‘Irregular Territories’, a ‘staggering volley of concrète jungle metaphysics’, came out on Shapednoise’s Cosmo Rhythmatic label. Her previous albums, ‘Singulacra’ were on US label Kathexis, and ’Chrysalis’ on Astro:Dynamics in 2014, described by The Wire as ‘a gritty, heavily processed slab of dark ambient’.

Holding an honours degree in Creative Music Technology, and an MMus in Creative Sound and Media Technology, Sophia’s current research areas are sonic fiction, immersive sound and UK sound-system culture.

https://soundcloud.com/sophialoizou

Nokuit

Founder of the cassette label NKT and co-founder of experimental music & contemporary arts project wannamarchi.club, Italian-born, London-based Nokuit is a producer, sound artist and film composer. Following previous releases ‘Analysis Paralysis’ and ‘Reality Disappears After Waking’ which explored paranoia and inner conflicts, his latest album ‘Patterns of Instability’ digs further into themes of dissociation and alienation, as well as collective and political implications. His work mines the space between dissonance and harmony through a murky, melancholic blend of field recordings, visceral sound design textures and deep rooted melodic layers.
https://soundcloud.com/nktmusic

Flora Yin-Wong

London-born, Chinese-Malaysian producer, writer and DJ, Flora Yin-Wong works with field recordings, dissonance, and influences from contemporary club culture. She released on PAN's ‘mono no aware’ double LP, whilst her debut EP 'City God', a tape release on New York’s PTP, was inspired by Daoist traditions in regards to tutelary deities and the afterlife, using distorted sounds from temples, traditional Cantonese and Eastern influences. She has performed live at the likes of New York’s ISSUE Project Room, Somerset House, and Cafe OTO, as well as Berghain, Corsica Studios, Barcelona’s Razzmatazz, and across Japan, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, Beijing, Sydney, Belgium, Copenhagen, Bratislava, and guested on NTS, Know Wave, Boiler Room, and BCR etc.