Zubin Kanga explores the intersection between music, technology and virtuosity in Machine Dreams. Experience experimentalism like you’ve never heard it before, with new music for augmented keyboards, synthesizers, electronic sensor gloves, AI-generated sounds, and more interactive technologies.
The night will feature new commissions by Alex Paxton, CHAINES, Tansy Davies, Nwando Ebizie, Robin Haigh, Alex Groves, Jasmin Kent Rodgman, Ben Nobuto, Amble Skuse and Zubin himself. All new works feature on Zubin’s upcoming release Machine Dreams, out on CD and digital platforms on Thu 20 Apr.
Featured alongside Zubin is a performance from the Zöllner-Roche duo. Accordionist Eva Zöllner and clarinettist Heather Roche are accompanied by electronics and projections for a set pairing Joe Snape‘s Signs of Life – a quirky, pop-infused work that begins in melancholy but by the end radiates hope and joy – with American composer Julie Zhu‘s theatrical and surreal Nadir aux Pommes, inspired by the poet Anne Sexton. It’s full of little strange repetitions, odd interactions, and a lot of fish. Also, look forward to a DJ set from Blasio Kavuma.
Please note: the £20 ticket includes a CD copy of Machine Dreams, to be collected during the event.