Friday 08 March 2019
Wednesday 04 July 2018
Doors open: 7.30pm
Admission Fee: £8
Yunohana Variations is the second tour in a series of live shows commisioned by OUTLANDS, the new national experimental touring network. This tour is produced by Supersonic Festival Birmingham, and will be arriving in Plymouth at KARST on 4th July.
The trio of improvisational luminaries YoshimiO, Susie Ibarraand Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe will be performing together across the United Kingdom for the first time. Yunohana Variations will be supported by local collective Bizarre Rituals. Susie Ibarra will unfortunately not at the performance at KARST.
Tickets are available via Eventbrite, follow this link: https://bit.ly/2JrUTs6
YoshimiO is a drummer and member of the revolutionary group Boredoms who also plays guitar, keyboard and trumpet. She is the leader of the experimental band OOIOO, a member of Free Kitten with Kim Gordon (ex. Sonic Youth), and most recently the vocalist in SAICOBAB – a quartet who blend ancient Indian musical traditions and instruments with electronics and modern sounds. Known for her ability to improvise in a variety of contexts, YoshimiO has previously performed and recorded improvisational music with saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, Jim O’Rourke, and recently with Lowe, and then Ibarra during a series of collaborative performances in New York City, late in 2015.
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice is strongly rooted in exploration of moments and the hypnagogic state. Movement and gesture play key factors within this process, and in the performance realm are focused on by voice and modular synthesizer. A fixture of Chicago’s experimental community throughout the 90s and early 2000s, Robert has also performed under the name Lichens, is a member of the legendary band Om, and has an impressive portfolio of collaborations, which extends to the film world with his score for pseudo-documentary A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness, directed by Ben Russell and Ben Rivers (which Robert also appears in).
Bizarre Rituals are a collective of artists, musicians, DJs and VJs who are based within or around Devon. Together they throw parties; create EPs, albums, film soundtracks and mixtapes, and do shows on local FM arts and community radio station Soundart Radio, which is transmitted out of an oak tree.
This performance is commissioned by OUTLANDS; the new national experimental music touring network and is supported by Arts Council England and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
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