IKLECTIK & The Engine Room in association with The Wire 400 present
A’bear + electric:indigo + Lisa Busby (DJ Set)
+ electric:indigo in conversation w/ Emily Bick (The Wire)
Austrian composer, DJ and producer, Susanne Kirchmayr aka Electric Indigo, returns to the UK, after a twenty year absence from the British music scene, for an exclusive concert at IKLECTIK on Thur 18 May 2017. The multiple award winning musician and founder of female:pressure – an online database of female artists working within electronic music – will perform a unique version of her six-channel sound art piece 109.47 degrees. Early bird tickets are on sale now.
The title of the ultra-wide hyper-stereo piece refers to “the ideal tetrahedral angle in foams as described in Plateau’s laws”. From a set of small acoustic particles 109.47 degrees creates complex sonic structures that “live on friction, cohesion and constant movement”.
This concert forms part of the international sound art exhibition, The Engine Room, which runs from 4 May – 1 June 2017 at the Morley Gallery in London. It has been funded by the Morley Gallery and the Austrian Cultural Forum London.
Electric Indigo often makes music for installations or concert spaces, but began her career as a DJ in 1980s Vienna, before moving to Berlin in 1993. In 2009 female:pressure was awarded with an Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica. Kirchmayr has lectured at Viennese institutions like the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, the University of Fine Arts Vienna and the University of Applied Arts Vienna. She received the “outstanding artist award Musik 2012” in the category electronic and computer music as well as the national grant for composition, in 2013, from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture. Kirchmayr was also a co-organiser of Berlin’s Perspectives Festival (2013).
Lisa Busby (DJ Set)
Lisa Busby is a London-based composer and vocalist. She performs and composes with bands The Nomadic Female DJ Troupe, Rutger Hauser and Sleeps in Oysters, as well as working independently as a solo artist. She is particularly interested in using domestic or outdated playback media as instruments, but also works in text based score, installation and site specific performance. Throughout her work she explores the fringes of song. She is also Senior Lecturer in Music at Goldsmiths, University of London, and leads the archive and distro Editions of You, celebrating self-releasing musicians and handmade editions.