Previously at the ICA - Events
6 Nov 2010
ICA and Upset The Rhythm present
Headlining for this evening of immersive sounds are Soft Circle - a duo comprised of guitarist Ben Vida and illustrator, drummer and one-time Black Dice/Lightning Bolt member Hisham Bharoocha. At once both energetic and ambient, Soft Circle’s music indicates influences as diverse as Neu!, Steve Reich and Philip Glass with an up-tempo dancemusic bias. With a new album due in November, this is a rare opportunity to experience their stunning take on music from a percussive perspective.
Joining Soft Circle on stage will be EYE, the founder and frontman of Boredoms, whose pioneering output under numerous guises has made a hugely significant impact on the development of contemporary music. The coming togehter of EYE, fresh from an Australian tour of the Boredoms' drum project 9Boadrum, and Hisham, who doubles as artistic director for the Boadrum projects, will be one of the highlights of this Rhythm Section weekender.
Elsewhere on the bill are up and coming London based Nedry and LA based Baths on his first trip to the UK. Nedry’s mix of dubstep, electronica and lo-fi experimental endeavors have impressed many this year. This trio of Matt Parker, Chris Amblin and Ayu Okakita explores how electronic and analogue instrumentation could collide, fuse and synergize within a live setting. Baths is the latest break-out act from Anticon, one of the world’s most forward-thinking record labels. The project of Will Wiesenfeld is inspired by the energy of the LA's burgeoning beat/glitch scene and blends acoustic musicianship and field recording with propulsive beats to warm, rhythmic effect. Will’s work is closer to contemporaries like Toro Y Moi creating a sound packed with bright moments and prone to unexpected turns. Last but not least, Upset The Rhythm will complete the evening with a DJ set.
The evening is co-promoted by Upset the Rhythm