Previously at the ICA - Live/Performance
18 Jan 2019
Artist and composer Jockel Liess and sound artist and DJ Ain Bailey present a night of collaborative performance featuring Liess’ irregular atmospheric motion (2018) followed by the premiere of Bailey’s Five Car Train To Fremont (2019).
Liess’ irregular atmospheric motion is a meditative acoustic environment featuring shifting drones, resonant tones and frequencies. Liess’ abstract audio-visual compositions derive from artistic traditions of visual and musical minimalism and examine microtonality, structural composition and synaesthesia. Each of his pieces exists as an autonomous generative computer system with the ability to perform and improvise the progression of the work. Once set in motion, Liess’ audiovisual compositions have no clear beginning or end, rather, they exist in a state of infinite renewal.
Bailey’s sound work Five Car Train To Fremont is a live compositional response to irregular atmospheric motion, incorporating samples from Liess’ work as well as field recordings from San Francisco and Oakland. Bailey’s electroacoustic compositions are inspired by ideas and reflections on silence and absence, architectural urban spaces, and feminist activism. Bailey views Liess as an important sonic comrade, having studied and gigged together for numerous years.
This performance represents the culmination of Bailey’s new commission Congregation, a series of live events produced by the ICA. Central to Congregation is the idea of a ‘sonic biography’ – the personal constellation of sounds that form an individual identity. The Congregation series furthers Bailey’s ongoing research into how people use sound to create a sense of place and considers the ways in which communities are formed through the sharing of sounds. Congregation: Performance is preceded by Congregation: Club Night and Congregation: Sonic Round Table.
Courtesy Ain Bailey and Jockel Leiss
This event is seated and will run for 60 mins including a short interval. Late-comers will only be able to enter during the interval, and there will be no readmittance during the second performance. We ask that you please switch off your phones.
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