Ash Koosha, Shiva Feshareki, Ben Vince & Lucinda Chua and MARMO perform bespoke live sets, pushing the boundaries of Aures London’s unparalleled 50-speakers 3D sound system.
Futureshook explores the ways in which modern technologies have affected the way we act, create and consume, from the reimagining of turntablism to combining acoustic with electronic instruments and exploring the use of digital audio technology to re-establish personal connections.
The event is curated in collaboration between Edited Arts and Amoenus. Edited is an artist-led organisation that specialises in themed events and supports emerging experimental artists; Futureshook is the first instalment of Amoenus, a series of bespoke immersive artistic experiences designed for Aures London in Waterloo, the UK’s first fully immersive entertainment venue with cutting-edge acoustics and 3D audio-visual projections.
A limited amount of ticket is available online – no tickets will be sold on the door.
Shiva will slice apart her debut album (out on Resist February 15) in a one-off performance, deconstructing and manipulating her work using cutting-edge turntabling techniques.
Winner of the 2017 BASCA British Composer Award for Innovation, Shiva is an experimental classical composer, radio presenter and turntablist of British-Iranian heritage. Shiva has performed with her turntables at the BBC Proms, Montreal’s Mutek, Printworks London and Tate Modern. It is a pleasure to welcome her for this intimate show.
Iranian-born, London-based electronic musician Ash Koosha – virtual reality pioneer, software humanist, former rock musician and student of classical music – will engage in a live composition of electronic and foley sounds using software and optimised recorded libraries.
Ash makes “mind-bending electronic music” (Pitchfork), which has resonated globally in the last few years. He has performed his audio-visual sets around the world at likes of Form, MoMA PS1, ReWire, TEDX, Boiler Room, Dommune and the ICA in London, to name but a few.
Ben Vince & Lucinda Chua
Both established artists in their own right. Ben and Lucinda perform for the second time together. Free flowing melodies and textures govern their duo performance, letting individual sounds move and coalesce in a 3D environment. The interplay of motifs from both sound sources create a rich and evolving tapestry with the vast range of the cello and the live re-pitching/looping Vince’s performance is known for.
Ben Vince is a prolific saxophonist and composer who radically redefines the possibilities of the saxophone. Recent collaborations with Joy O on Hessle Audio and Mica Levi have seen him broaden his horizons further, as he moves (in his own words) from ‘creator to vector, being bounced off by different forces’. Lucinda Chua is a cellist and singer-songwriter. Her ongoing Strings Mixtape series has circulated via Dazed and NTS. As cellist she is a member of FKA Twigs’ live band, and toured widely with Stars of the Lid. “Literally sensational: tactile and close like warm breath against your neck” (Pitchfork).
For the second time in a 3D sound environment, MARMO will engage in a 4-hands free-flow improvisation, sculpting surreal soundscapes in a stream of consciousness of drones, noises and voices.
MARMO is a long-distance musical relationship between Christian Duka and Marco Maldarella. Christian is a London based sound artist/designer and interdisciplinary art director. Past works have seen him designing immersive experiences at MONOM 4D Sound in Berlin and Aures London. Marco Maldarella works extensively on the combination of sound and image to maximise the emotional impact in the spectators. The duo relies on improvisation to create journeys of mixed feelings – sonic transcript of communications on the emotional narratives behind each respective lives, discussing joys, pains, ecstasy, chaos and love through noises, voices and cathartic soundscaping.