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Bach performed as a collaboration of two different sound worlds – piano and electronic.
On Feb 21, The Future of Sound Tour participant and conceptual artist Scanner will be collaborating with prolific stellar pianist Joanna MacGregor.
British artist Scanner has traverses the experimental terrain between sound, space, image and form, creating absorbing, multi-layered sound pieces that twist technology in unconventional ways. From his early controversial work using found mobile phone conversations, through to his focus on trawling the hidden noise of the modern metropolis as the symbol of the place where hidden meanings and missed contacts emerge, his restless explorations of the experimental terrain have won him international admiration from amongst others, Bjork, Aphex Twin and Stockhausen.
Since 1991 he has been intensely active in sound art, producing concerts, compositions, installations and recordings, the albums Mass Observation (1994), Delivery (1997), and The Garden is Full of Metal (1998) hailed by critics as innovative and inspirational works of contemporary electronic music.
He has previously collaborated with Laurie Anderson, Radiohead and Steve McQueen, among others
Using what he describes as a nice Macbook Pro, Midi keyboard, Alesis AirFX, Korg ES1 Sampler and some other fancy things, Scanner will collaborate live with Joanna MacGregor to produce a bespoke offering of audio design.
Joanna, who has collaborated in the past with artists such as Andy Shepherd and Brian Eno will perform the music of Bach. Joanna has performed in over sixty countries, made over thirty recordings and became a talking point after she opened the London Jazz Festival last November. No stranger to collaborations, Joanna’s performance with Dhafer Youssef and Britten Sinfonia was hailed by The Times as ‘the future of music’.
Joanna performs the music of Bach, drawing on keyboard works: a selection of Preludes and Fugues from Book 1, the French Suite no.5, parts of the Goldberg Variations and The Art of Fugue. The programme features live, improvised collaboration with conceptual artist Scanner, touching on Bach’s Chorales and Cantatas.
This unique collaboration of piano and electro is a clash of sound not to be missed.
Click here for more on Joanna MacGregor and to visit her website.
Click here for more on Scanner and to visit his website.
Tickets: £15, (concs £3 off)
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