- Oval Space
- Sunday 9th Dec 2018
- 18:30 - 22:30
- Facebook Event
NYX: electronic drone choir with Gazelle Twin
Gazelle Twin and NYX come together as a collaborative drone choir to create an otherworldly electric chorus, expanding time and space. Together, NYX and Gazelle Twin will channel the dizzying anxiety of post-truth Britain, in a distorted dreamscape of whispers and operatic chaos.
NYX is an electronic drone choir amplifying mindful experiences, psycho-acoustics and sound healing through an immersive exploration of ambient, noise and electronic music. Over the series, NYX has invited each collaborator to perform in a deep listening space, replacing digital instruments and field recordings with collective female modulated or organic voice, improvising new material, interacting with original NYX compositions and together, creating a euphoric collective experience for audiences.
Gazelle Twin is a moniker for independent artist, Elizabeth Bernholz. Her musical output takes an unconventional approach to production and live performance, featuring changing personas, themes and multiple genres. Gazelle Twin released new album Pastoral this month, her new tracks overflowing with a frenzy of traditional and contemporary musical tropes; from early music instrumentation - the harpsichord and the humble recorder, fed through myriad electronics - to the compelling, ritualistic application of found sample-looping.
Support: Belinda Zhawi + Anna Wall (dj set)
Belinda is a poet, writer and educator who lives and works in London. Her poetry mainly focuses on her journey of growing up in Zimbabwe and adulthood living in London. She’s co-founder & host of poetry social & zine press, BORN::FREE. Belinda is the author of Small Inheritances (ignition press, 2018). The former 2016/17 ICA Associate Poet has performed at venues and festivals such as TATE and Bestival + was shortlisted for 2015/16 Young Poet Laureate.
Anna Wall has been prevalent on the DJ circuit for the best part of eight years - from stints at ://about blank in Berlin to fabric nightclub in London. She’s known for displaying a unique knowledge of a multitude of genres supported via her vinyl label The Bricks and monthly KMAH Radio show. One of her recent projects includes a series of ambient shows featuring music she’s made and collected from all over the world both classic and current. From remastered Brian Eno and Grouper to emerging artists like Penelope Trappes and Alexey Seliverstov.
There are a limited amount of series passes available here.
NYX is made with support by Arts Council England, commune, Ableton, The Pickle Factory and The Quietus.
NYX is a collaborative project between Sian O’Gorman, Philippa Neels and Joshua Thomas.