Late to Takayama
Crux 5.4 (last one of the year)
Sunday 17 November 2019
@ FIVE MILES > 6pm – 11pm. £3 entry
ELECTRONICA • GLITCH • EXPERIMENTAL
DOWNTEMPO • ELECTRO • CORE • BEER!
Crux has been showcasing amazing livesets and VJ combinations since 2014. Come and see the latest technical wizardry and in-the-moment live electronic music from a great selection of performers, all playing on the booming sound system at Five Miles.
L I V E S E T S
LOSSY: Solo Sax Set
Lossy, aka Sam Sharp, is a composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist based in Hackney, London. As a session and touring musician he has worked with Hackney Colliery Band, Introducing Live (DJ Shadow Project), Phil Selway (Radiohead), Beverley Knight, Ben Taylor and Lou Rhodes (Lamb), along with remixes and collaborations with the likes of Augustines, Laura Mvula, Greymatter, Stephen Crowe, Rite Of Bass and Roska.
In addition to his new label Boot Cycle Audio, his work has been signed and released by Tru Thoughts, Tessier Ashpool and Two Rivers Records and his music is regularly played on the TV and radio. His most recent EPs have varied in style from the soulful electro of Gated Soul EP, through the live looping techno leanings of Microverse to the minimal synth offering River Solos EP.
Always at the forefront of technology, the Lossy stage rig combines innovative controllers, live electronics, traditional instruments and looping gear to enable him to improvise and compose on the fly. Recent evidence can be found in the form of his sold out shows with poet Hollie McNish, live collaboration with visual artist Strangers Are People Too and performances recreating DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing album with Introducing Live at Koko and other venues around the UK.
This night sees him showcasing some new material featuring solo saxophone and electronics.
Glitchgirl is punk and rave but punk and rave are not just music. Glitchgirl is an audiovisual swarm operating at freak frequencies, performing antagonistic insurgencies on genre. She is broader than any classification whether they be musical, artistic, historical, geopolitical.
Glitchgirl rewinds and remixes cultures into an immense immersive matrix of sound. She sidelines planning for cunning manufacturing bass tendencies that blurs boundaries and brings in unheard sounds from futures. Glitchgirl tunnels and undermines notions of what music is, cutting and abstracting noise to manufacture various immediacies.
She is vertigo freefall at mac speeds where instruments plummet into lines of noise that coil as performative loops, back tracking and feeding off sonic freedoms.
Glitchgirl is a machinic and digital cyberfuture.
Echaskech are a London based electronic AV act drawing on numerous influences ranging across techno, acid, IDM, classical and drum and bass. With three album releases on Just Music alongside diverse acts such as Will Dutta, Jon Hopkins, Leo Abrahams and Marconi Union, Echaskech have seen fantastic radio support from BBC6 Music and gained positive reviews across a range of press including Mojo, Drowned in Sound, The Crack, The Skinny and The Irish Times.
Lokom made his steps in Grenoble (France) where he discovered underground electronic scene in the 2000s. He quickly developed a passion for live performance, with a special focus on FM synthesis.Addicted to bass music with an acid touch, Lokom now work under the sign of the experimentation analogue psyche-conductive.
As one of the agitators at Pokora Sound System, HeadTwang will stay true to the his origins and bring you an analogue liveset that will oscillate from dark ambient to breakcore, speedcore and most likely everything in between. As it will be his first hardware live set chaos will most likely emerge – embrace it!
LATE TO TAKAYAMA
Late to Takayama is the audio-visual project of Danny White and Tom Glendinning. Accidentally formed on train journeys across the UK, Late to Takayama makes electronica influenced by field recordings from the urban landscapes of the UK and Japan.
L I V E V I D E O
Mowgli Art works across media and senses utilising technology in unorthodox ways. From audiovisual live shows to award-winning interactive installations and from live visuals to improvised music, his work has been everywhere from the BFI to Burning Man, often in collaboration with other artists and musicians. Over the years he has held VJing residencies at numerous events and club nights, providing visuals alongside world class artists and DJs. He was classed amongst the top 8 European VJs at the 2008 London International Music Show and is one of the directors of VJ London. He can be seen regularly exhibiting and performing at festivals throughout Europe. Currently he is collaborating with partner and fellow artist Aphra Shemza.
Founder of Combat Recordings. Audiovisualist for: Mick Harris, African Headcharge, Grave Miasma, Martin Delaney, Dvka, Varispeed, Crux, Mugako Fest, Brainwash Glastonbury, Katharsis Amsterdam and his own music projects Fausten, Scald Process and Stormfield.
Recent visuals for Mick Harris’ Fret project:
L’Aubaine feels the music through colours. She brings you on a seamless visual journey, creating composition live like a painter on her canvas. She crafted her unique style over the years, mixing analogue and digital techniques in an unusual and elegant way. Her work is organic, graphical and painterly.
She performed in several festivals, events, club nights in UK and Europe.
Oddscene is team of two female multimedia visual artists, working with video production, animation, VJing, photography and sculpture. Their work combines a variety of media, and is strongly influenced by surrealism. Their produce a collage of imagery inspired by science, horror, technology, natural history, sci-fi, and dolls. Since 2004, Oddscene have been active working with live video for different musicians and events in London, Berlin, Poland, Barcelona, Paris, Rome, and Morocco.
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