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Convergence: Ben Frost feat. Marcel Weber (A/V performance) + Visionist at Heaven

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Time 19:30
Date 16/03/18
Price £16.5

A special audio-visual show in collaboration with esteemed artist Marcel Weber, featuring material from Frost's highly anticipated new album, The Centre Cannot Hold.

Australia-born, Iceland-based composer Ben Frost returns to Convergence with a colossal and compelling new live show.

Frost's The Centre Cannot Hold was recorded over ten days by Steve Albini in Chicago. The music exists not in space, but in a space; it is a document of an event, of a room, and of the composer within it. It is music that is not fully controlled and appears to be anxiously, often violently competing against its creator. In collaborating with Albini, Frost chooses a new immediacy and raw directness. As an artist whose command of sound design lies at the heart of his practice, by placing himself primarily in the role of live performer and handing the studio recording process over to Albini, Frost continues pursuit of Theseus’ paradox; the question of whether a ship restored by replacing every single part remains the same ship.

For this special event, Ben Frost will be collaborating with the visual artist Marcel Weber who works with imagery, light and space. His performances and installations have been commissioned and featured by festivals such as CTM and Transmediale, Unsound and Mutek and he’s collaborated with artists including Clark, Kuedo and Kode9.

Visionist: One of modern music’s most elusive experimentalists, Visionist has been colouring the monochrome landscape of electronic production since his breakthrough EP I’m Fine in 2013, dissolving all manner of genres down in order to create work to which these terms no longer apply. His artistic signature is to manipulate vocal content into dense, highly fabricated melodies, human sound reconfigured into a stark and beguilingly alien sublime.