Unsound gives London Double Vision
Atom TM and Robin Fox’s audio-visual piece will be backed up by a new show from Pole.
As Unsound continues to spread its wings with its busiest year to date, the Krakow-born festival looks forward to upcoming events at Sonar and Mutek. While the Polish leg of the festival will always be home, New York and Adelaide editions have firmly established themselves, and as we reported recently, next month will see the experimental music and arts festival take over a striking decommissioned power plant in Toronto.
Of the notable performances taking place at this latest addition to the Unsound circuit, Atom TM and Robin Fox’s Double Vision surely sounds like one of the most intriguing. The set involves a “360 degree manipulation of the senses using music, sound, lasers, screens, wall and ceiling projections,” which sounds like just the kind of immersive experience to leave a mark. Originally commissioned for the Adelaide event, Double Vision has hit the road and will make it to Village Underground in London on September 24 after stop offs in Montreal, Barcelona and Toronto.
The event will form part of the Barbican’s Transcender series, which is dedicated to “ecstatic, devotional and psychedelic music from across the globe.” In support, Stefan Betke will be rolling out his latest live set as Pole in support of his forthcoming album Wald. He will be joined on stage by MFO, who will be manipulating and sequencing still images until they become animated in symbiosis with Betke’s music.
Unsound are organising the event in conjunction with the Barbican and Club To Club, and you can head here for tickets and more information.
Photo credit: Camille Blake