Tuesday 13 February 2024, 7.30pm
Venus Ex Machina is a composer, sound designer and interdisciplinary artist, whose debut album Lux, was released to acclaim in 2021. Lux is a digital sanctuary, a choral ambience, layered electronics, no in-put mixer scree, a requiem for an earth beset by environmental change.
"Existing somewhere in between von Hildegard's celestial compositions, polyrhythmic percussive modes, sinister ambience, mutant bass modulations and sound art practices, Lux is one of the most exciting debut albums of the year so far." – The Quietus on Lux by Venus Ex Machina
22-year-old producer and cellist Abi Asisa likes to defy conformity and blur the boundaries between jazz, pop and experimental music. Classically trained, Abi Asisa discovered London’s jazz community when she moved there at the age of 19. This inspired the Brighton native to experiment with new ways of playing her instrument, influenced by artists such as Oliver Coates, Tirzah and Eartheater.
nathanael amadou is a Togolese-German producer/composer/sound artist and researcher interested in how the production of sound is employed across the black diaspora as a method of undoing colonial spatial formations. Drawing from the rich traditions of jazz and electronic music, his work weaves together experiments with sound technology, sentiment, narrative, utterance, compositional determination and improvisation in ways that amplify an introspective articulation of his experience.