Nkisi, 33emybw, DJ Plead, Makeda

  • Australian premiere Presented by Arts House, Liquid Architecture and Cool Room Artists across continents converge for late night expansions into the musical multiple universes of speculative electronics. Nkisi fuses worlds to create new realities. Her work interweaves the immediacy of European hardcore and gabber with traditional Congolese rhythms and African cosmological thought from Bantu-Kongo tradition. Shanghainese Sino-futurist 33EMYBW pushes music beyond the human frame of reference. Traversing programmed realities, her live A/V performance uses game engine graphics to enhance her surrealist digital synthesis. DJ Plead’s high energy polyrhythms merge Lebanese-via-Western-Sydney wedding anthems with contemporary percussive and bass music for the dance floor. Melbourne’s Makeda’s projections of post-capitalist futures swirl through diaphanous electronics, re-imagining the hardcore, jungle and folk traditions at the intersection of her British and Caribbean heritage. This event is a collaboration between Arts House and two of Melbourne's essential exponents of experimental and electronic music. Liquid Architecture has long stood at the pinnacle of sonic invention and artistic ambition, while collective Cool Room has pioneered new spaces for marginalised people to gather and dance. After circling for years, these three organisations come together to build something unique. From trance states to transportive rhythms, prepare for an adventure into new musical identities. --- We would like to acknowledge that this event is being held on stolen land. We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land, the Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) peoples of the Kulin Nation and pay respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. For further accessibility information, please contact Cool Room or Liquid Architecture Warning: Smoke effects or haze, loud music, adult concepts, nudity Duration: 4 hours Supported by: The City of Melbourne through Arts House. Nkisi and 33EMYBW presented in association with Soft Centre. Images by Susu Laroche and Peiyu Shen
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