Rowdy SS, BALANCE
A night of music and performance exploring sampling, genre-bending and mixing as temporal hacking. Featuring Lia Mice, Rowdy SS, Rebecca Bellantoni, rkss, and Chooc Ly, The Sampler as Time Machine reflects on the materiality of time and its relationship to dancing and music.
Lia Mice performs an all-hardware experimental techno live set conjured with an array of samplers, vocal effects and her new self-designed oversized digital instrument The Prism Bell. Shapeshifting between hypnotic beats and immersive soundscapes, her set draws on her 2018 concept album The Sampler As A Time Machine, which merges industrial, electro and experimental pop with sampler-centric experiments influenced by concepts of time travel.
Following Mice’s set, Rowdy SS and Rebecca Bellantoni present BALANCE, a dance/sound/visual improvisation. BALANCE focuses on the new ways we can use ourselves, our physicality, and technology to communicate within and outside spaces.
DJ sets from rkss and Chooc Ly follow these performances.
Lia Mice is a multidisciplinary artist whose works range from live performance, composition, instrument design, installations and interactive sculpture to academic papers. In her practice, Mice uses new technologies to explore relationships between the musical instrument and embodied performance.
Rowdy SS is a London-born and based multidisciplinary artist, often working at the intersection/s of sound/music, dance/movement and live performance alongside making videos.
Rebecca Bellantoni is a London-born artist of Caribbean descent who mines and abstracts everyday occurrences through the lens of spirituality and its aesthetics. In her practice, which includes video, textile, performance, installation and writing, Bellantoni reflects on personal experience, rituals and mythmaking.
rkss is a DJ, producer and sound artist, whose work explores the politics and aesthetics of club culture, technology and queerness. Their latest album DJ Tools (UIQ) is based on their live performances, where they recontextualise EDM sample packs into fragmented computer music. The album was selected as one of Pitchfork’s top ten experimental albums of 2018.
Chooc Ly is a French-born Afro/Vietnamese/Cambodian artist, DJ, and fine art lecturer. Chooc Ly’s DJ sets present a varied selection forging astral connections through spectrums of Techno, Kuduro, futuristic Chaabi الشعبي, high-voltage Electro, Hip-Hop, and Qgom through to fusions we haven’t found names for yet.