Frazer Merrick + Oulan
A double-header of innovative new electronica by up-and-coming artists based in the region.
FRAZER MERRICK uses field recording, circuit bending and instrument building to create playful and energetic soundscapes. Using the Photon Smasher, an instrument that turns light into sound, this performance will use the venues lighting rig to create music that fills the room. Expect electronic minimalist soundscapes with twists of krautrock inspired rhythmic improvisation. Frazer is joined by bassist Sam Hollis and drummer Ben Hunt for their debut ensemble performance.
This work is made possible by Sound and Music’s New Voices programme.
OULAN combines the sonic forces of Loula Yorke (electronics) and Una Lee (vocals), co-recipients of the Oram Award 2020. This exciting collaboration inspires the two artists to bring their best elements to the improvisational table: Lee’s sublime vocal work navigates in real-time through her diverse musical languages, arriving in an eerie envelopment of Yorke’s ephemeral, aleatoric electronics, producing a dynamic, colourful yet intimate soundscape.