After opening in 2018, the capital’s newest audiophile venue, Aures London, will host its first event series, with ‘Amoenus’ curated by Sound artist and researcher Christian Duka and working as a programme of five events focused on the use of space as an artistic tool.
Aures London’s main room, Sensorium, is the UK’s first fully immersive entertainment venue with cutting-edge acoustics featuring 50-speakers and a 3D sound system. Duka will work in collaboration with Edited Arts to invite a left-leaning billing of experimental artists including Virtual reality pioneer and Ninja Tune artist, Ash Koosha, experimental composer and turntablist Shiva Feshareki, prolific saxophonist and Joy O collaborator Ben Vince, London-based Cellist Lucinda Chua and MARMO (Christian Duka and Marco Maldarella).
Duka comments: “Amoenus is designed around the concept of the Locus Amoenus, a Latin literary topos involving an idealized place of safety or comfort. The venue is treated in such a way as to feel like it has a life of itself – as if it was an ecosystem made of speakers and screens that allow communication between artists and participants. Since the sound system, lights and partly the projections cover the whole area of the space, the boundary between artists and participants becomes ever more subtle.”
Amoenus’ first event takes place February 3, between 6:30 and 11:30pm, whilst their future billings are yet to be announced. See the artwork and full lineup below.
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