A versatile selection of live music, film and visual exhibitions are set to take place in London this summer.
The ICA London continue their reputation as one of the prime spaces for multidisciplinary events and exhibitions. Read on for our pick of some of the best they have to offer in the coming months…
Coinciding with the exhibition Shout Out! UK Pirate Radio In The 1980s that runs this summer, Will Dutta has co-curated a one-off edition of MusICA with Adrian Corker. It will explore the legacy of Italian composer and surrealist poet Giacinto Scelsi, kicking off with a screening of 2011’s David Ryan directed ‘Via di San Teodoro 8’. The film explores Scelsi’s unique approach to microtonalities and the process of framing both image and sound.
Having recently signed to electronic behemoth Warp, Evian Christ’s last release was 2014’s ‘Waterfall’ EP. In partnership with Warp Arts, Christ and visual artist David Rudnick will present a series of materials recalling the events of The Trance Wars that took place in Europe (1998-present). It will contain a public monument in commemoration of the 30,000 dogs that perished in the conflict, which will run from 24-26 July. Visit Evian Christ’s website for more information on The Trance War.
Image courtesy of David Rudnick & Evian Christ
Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings presents a short film documenting the recording of Owiny Sigoma Band’s 3rd album Nyanza. The film – produced and directed by Ivan Ogilvie and with support from the British Council and The Arts Council – will be introduced by the band and Ogilvie, who will be available for a Q&A afterwards.
London-born, Berlin-based label Blackest Ever Black have been exploring the darker realms of club music since 2010, with a sound that’s been increasingly harder to pin down but traverses Techno, Dub, Post-Punk and Jungle, amongst other sounds. On September 26 the label hosts separate day and evening presentations of some of their current and future projects with a collection of performances, talks and screenings. The evening will feature a live performance from the trio of Jac Berrocal, David Fenech & Vincent Epplay, with support from Officer!, Af Ursin and Raime DJs. Check our review of the Killing Sound EP released on Blackest Ever Black last year.
Image courtesy of Jac Berrocal, David Fenech & Vincent Epplay
For more information head to the ICA website.
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