The Light Surgeons present: SuperEverything* + Adrift
Friday 3 February 2023 | Doors: 7:30pm | First Act: 8pm
Our Kiosk opens 1 hour prior to doors.
Tickets: £13 Advance / £15 OTD https://link.dice.fm/I3e43dbe0edd
Pioneering audiovisual performing arts group The Light Surgeons present an epic double-bill of their distinctive live cinema work, two completely different shows that both fuse their poetic documentary film, photography, realtime graphics with lush live electronic and contemporary classical music.
This special evening celebrates the release of their second album, the music from their “SuperEverything*” live cinema performance project which toured internationally between 2011 and 2017. Finally the amazing music from this project is being released as a limited addition, deluxe package on the Utter Label as a single heavy weight vinyl featuring 9 tracks from this seminal live cinema performance that fuses traditional South East Asian instruments, field recordings, electronica and western classical string instruments.
The Light Surgeons will be performing a special version of SuperEverything* along side a new ambient audiovisual work entitled “Adrift” where they will be joined on stage by Cellist Laura Reid. Addtional support on the evening will be provided by audiovisual artist Zan Lyons, who will be showcasing a new AV piece which he is currently developing, as well as the solo piece “Soliloquy” by Laura Ried.
DJ Alex Egan, the founder of Utter, will be soundtracking the rest of the evening with an eclectic mix of music.
The Light Surgeons
The Light Surgeons are a media arts studio based in East London run by filmmaker, creative producer, director and audio visual artist Christopher Thomas Allen. The studio’s work crosses a diverse range of media and formats, from award winning documentary films and animations, large scale installation projects to ground breaking live cinema performances.
Tim Cowie is a long term collaborator at The Light Surgeons and has worked on many of their projects and live cinema performances over the last 17 years. He is a composer, sound designer and audio visual artist and also creates work under his own name.
The Light Surgeons have collaborated with countless international musical artists, designers and creative technologists to realise a wide array of creative projects. They continue to forge new creative collaborations making audio visual work that fuses the disciplines of art, design and music through the use of technology and through engagement in academic research to explore new approaches to storytelling.
Laura Reid is a composer whose music fuses vocal, instrumental, electronic and field recorded sounds. Her music has been broadcast on BBC radio, and performed internationally. Her work can be found online at the British Music Collection. Recent projects include the R&D for I am Seagull, performed at MAST Southampton with Lucy Mellors, and Sound walk development for National Trust, Studland and Swanage Pier. Commissions include pop up Opera DETRITUS for Royal Opera House Lost and Found event with librettist Oge Nwosu.Laura has presented and performed work at international festivals including: Tête à Tête the Opera Festival; WOMAD; Celtic Connections; New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), Sound Music and Computing (SMC), Inside Out and Glastonbury. Laura is currently a recipient of the PRSF Composers award developing new work for vocals. She was previously awarded Arts Council DYCP funding to develop her work with technology resulting in sound walks for National Trust and her commission for the Dorset Moon “Celestial Bodies” for silent disco head sets.
Zan Lyons is a Berlin based audiovisual artist and self taught violinist who has also played in a live capacity with Atari Teenage Riot and collaborated with Alec Empire. Over the years he has developed his own distinctive approach to live AV performances and he continues to push new boundaries with his music and visual art.
Utter is a record label founded by Alex Egan in 2011 with a focus on AV projects or those with a strong visual identity. Artists include Vādin, Legowelt, Lena Willikens & Sarah Szczesny, Maurice Fulton, Trevor Jackson and O Yuki Conjugate. In 2022 Alex launched the Quoth sub-label alongside Mike Smaczylo. Alex also works behind the scenes for London institutions Ninja Tune and Phonica Records.
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