Flatpack Festival Presents: OPTICAL SOUND: LIVE
We’re kicking off our first ever autumn festival with a bang - three mouthwatering audiovisual performances to stimulate the senses.
Berlin-based visual musician Tarik Barri and interdisciplinary artist Lea Fabrikant’s latest collaboration ‘Zo’ incorporates an intricate system of pre-recorded AV loops, MIDI triggers and creative programming to create a virtual universe of sound and light in real time, exploring this universe in hypnotic, improvised performances. Barri has collaborated with Radiohead, Atoms for Peace, Sote, Nicolas Jaar, Monolake and others and has recently toured as part of a trio with Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich.
AV artist Paul Prudence explores the way in which music, space and form can be intertwined to create cinematic and visual / musical experiences. Tonight he’ll be performing his revered piece Cyclotone, inspired to commemorate the first wave of Russian cosmonauts who conquered space physically and also the artists of the Constructivist movement who conquered space conceptually.
Zach Walker’s fascination with cymatics (speaker vibrations causing materials and liquids to pulsate) is expressed here through live camera feeds, lasers, hazers, LED pixel mapping & space-flooding projections. The soundscape is driven by the frequencies which create the mesmerising visuals and is layered with oral histories, field recordings, samples and Zach’s own ventures into music.
Huge thanks go to Goethe-Institut London for their support in making this event happen.