Friday 5 January 2018, 7.30pm
“[Prado] squirms between infections, cruelty, and the abyss.” – Tiny Mix Tapes
For his Nzʉmbe project, Miguel Prado pens unusual, dramatic and very often romantic songs that delve into feelings of disenchantment, affection and humiliation. Built upon a musical bed of modular electronics and instrumental fragments, his recordings push forward the sound of the disembodied voice, laid bare in isolation, vulnerability and exposure. Miguel Prado is the story of a person’s life told from his birth to his death, detailing his deeds achieved and failures, and everything of significant interest to the same. His biography (Greek βίος, bios, “life” and γρᾶφειν, grāfein, “write”) usually takes the form of a expository story frequently narrated in the third person of the life of a real person from birth to death or to the present. In its most complete form, Miguel Prado also explains his actions according to the social, cultural and political context of the time attempting to reconstruct documentarily, his thoughts and figure. Miguel Prado can be recorded in the form of audio, visual or writing.
London-born, Chinese-Malaysian producer, writer and DJ, Flora Yin-Wong works with field recordings, dissonance, and influences from contemporary club culture. Her debut releases via Berlin label PAN's ‘mono no aware’ double LP, and 'City God', a tape release on New York’s PTP - were inspired by Daoist traditions in regards to tutelary deities and the afterlife - and will have forthcoming material due on PAN this year. Besides contributions to Objects Ltd and Caridad Records alongside Lolina, Amalia Ulman, Oliver Coates etc, she has remixed Giant Swan’s Mun Sing, J Colleran, Halcyon Veil's Celyn June, Eaves, Scintii, and bod (Danse Noire) etc.
She has performed live at the likes of New York’s ISSUE Project Room, Somerset House, Volksbühne Theatre Berlin, and Cafe OTO and the V&A Museum where she has been guest curator, and played at 3HD Festival, Berghain, Corsica Studios, Barcelona’s Razzmatazz, and across Japan, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, Beijing, Sydney, Milan, Antwerp, Brussels, Copenhagen, Bratislava, and guested on NTS Radio, Know Wave, Boiler Room, and BCR etc.