Sunday 3 April 2022, 8pm
Jessica Ekomane is a French-born and Berlin-based electronic musician and sound artist. Her practice unfolds around live performances and installations. Her quadraphonic performances, characterized by their physical affect, seek a cathartic effect through the interplay of psychoacoustics, the perception of rhythmic structures and the interchange of noise and melody. Her ever-changing and immersive sonic landscapes are grounded in questions such as the relationship between individual perception and collective dynamics or the investigation of listening expectations and their societal roots.
Jessica Ekomane is one the six composers chosen as collaborators by Natascha Süder Happelman for her installation at the German pavilion of the Venice Biennale 2019. She released her debut album, Multivocal, on Important Records in 2019. Her work has been presented in various institutions worldwide such as CTM festival (Berlin), Ars Electronica (Linz), Dommune (Tokyo) or Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha).
With support from Somerset House Studios as part of a new workshop series by Mutant Promise, a programming and producing platform for musicians who combine a DIY and workshop practice with their performance, composition and release work.
Ain Bailey is a sound artist and DJ. She facilitates workshops considering the role of sound in the formation of identity. Recent exhibtions include ‘The Range’ at Eastside Projects, Birmingham; ‘RE:Respite’ at Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, and a solo show at Cubitt Gallery, London ‘And We’ll Always Be A Disco In The Glow Of Love’ (2019). In 2020 Bailey and Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski were commission by Studio Voltaire, London, as part of their ‘Desperate Living’ programme for which they created both a composition and print entitled ‘Remember To Exhale’. Last year, Bailey was commissioned by Wysing Arts Centre to create the exhibition ‘Version’, and composed ‘Atlantic Railton’ which was part of the ‘Listening To The City’ sound installation programme in architect Sumayya Vally’s Serpentine Pavilion in Kensington Gardens, London (2021).