Nosaj Thing Tyondai Braxton
Dawn of Midi
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About Convergence: Convergence is a music + art + technology series that has established itself as the new platform for album-launches, collaborations, experimentation, and one-off conceptual events. Convergence 2017 takes place across London from Tuesday 20 – Saturday 25 March 2017. KOKO - Wednesday 22 March 2017 features: Daniel Lanois (solo instrumental set) + Nosaj Thing + Tyondai Braxton + Dawn of Midi
Daniel Lanois performs a solo set of songs from his latest album Goodbye to Language. Intermingling pedal and lap steel guitars, the set features material that powerfully demonstrates what happens when a visionary artist tosses aside preconceived limitations of song and/or language to explore the emotional resonance of pure soundscapes. A profoundly expressive work, Goodbye to Language has gained critical acclaim and has a compositional rigour that recalls the 20th century dreamscapes of Ravel and Debussy merged with a sense of sonic futurism, as well as Lanois’ pivotal work with Eno and the sounds he used to form iconic albums like Bob Dylan’s Time Out of Mind.
"Using only pedal steel, lap steel, and effects, Lanois turns traditional sounds into ambient and effortless music, brilliantly masking the complexity of its source" Pitchfork
LA producer Nosaj Thing performs music that reverberates through heart, brain and spine. His third album Fated has drawn comparisons with Burial’s Untrue or Dilla’s Donuts: requiems that canvass the shadowy hinterlands between life and death, darkness and light, loneliness and love. Eternal themes re-imagined in ingenious fashion. You can’t explain it, so it’s best just to listen. “Variety is the key, as Nosaj Thing is able to morph his sounds into unique shapes and textures all the while retaining a very strong danceability.” Consequence of Sound
Composer, electronic musician and former Battles front man, Tyondai Braxton brings together electronic and modern orchestral elements in his thrilling new solo show. Drawing on music from his latest album HIVE1 (Nonesuch), recent Oranged Out EP along with new material, Tyondai experiments with sound in a uniquely playful way to deliver "a sonically absorbing experience" (Q Magazine)."One of the most acclaimed experimental musicians of the last decade" - Washington Post
Opening the show are Brooklyn-based acoustic ensemble Dawn of Midi, whose sets are as energetic and rhythmic as a seamlessly mixed DJ-set, mesmerising fans in the same way the group's favourite experimental and electronic acts have for decades. "something totally unprecedented" Pitchfork
Produced by Convergence in association with Sound UK. Funded by Arts Council England.
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