Performance: Afrodeutsche

Image courtesy of Afrodeutsche. Photo: Kasia Zacharko.
Image courtesy of Afrodeutsche. Photo: Kasia Zacharko.

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Join us for a newly commissioned performance by electronic artist Afrodeutsche intertwining contemporary sound with the life and work of historical composers, Gertrud Grunow and Daphne Oram.

As part of Eight to Infinite, a new collaborative project between Afrodeutsche and research curator Alex Jovčić-Sas, this performance combines archival material, contemporary digital compositional tools, and live dance to retrace Grunow and Oram’s contributions to optical sound – a process for composing music focused on colours and shapes. While both remain overlooked within their respective institutional histories, this project brings to life their unique and rich compositional practices.

Programme

6.30-6.45pm: Performance
6.45-7pm: Intermission
7-8pm: Q&A with Afrodeutsche and Martin Thomlinson

Chair: Alex Jovčić-Sas

About the event

Free. Limited Capacity.
Booking is required.
We are unable to provide captioning or British Sign Language interpretation for this event.
The duration of the event is one hour. A rest break is not included.

During your visit

Please observe social distancing, leaving 2 metres between yourself and other groups of visitors and staff.
Visitors are asked to wear a face mask in all areas unless exempt.
Staff will be wearing face masks.

Afrodeutsche is rising rapidly and powerfully. Her live sets are meticulous, and her productions intricate. After playing her first live show warming up for techno titan, Carl Craig, in 2016 in Ibiza for Cosmic Pineapple, and featured on line-ups alongside electro royalty, Dopplereffekt. Afrodeutsche’s DJ style is a selection of Drexciyan delights with tough UK techno mainstays such as Claro Intelecto and Randomer. She holds a monthly radio show on NTS, featuring her own productions-from dark electro to breaks and jacking house.

Alex Jovčić-Sas is a research curator. Alex has worked with some of the UK’s biggest festivals including Edinburgh Fringe, Louder Than Words Festival, and Pangea Festival. He is currently working in collaboration with Nottingham Contemporary and has worked on exhibitions such as the global Bauhaus Imaginista as well as Bertha: Seen and Heard, Complaint, and Our Home; Our City.

Martin Thomlinson is the former frontman of the indie-punk band ‘Selfish Cu*t” and was involved with the art punk scene in London, Manchester, Blackburn since the early 2000s, and holds a BA (Hons) in Dance and Theatre Performance form the University of North London. In his own words “I went on to explore the arts in dance acting musical production and film. To be in a creative dialogue with dedicated passionate people is one of the greatest blessing which I always remind myself never to take for granted”. Martin has been involved with projects such as How to Talk to Gils at Parties, UR Feeling at Camden arts Centre, and performances at Somerset House.

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