Roly Porter (UK) + MFO present KISTVAEN – with Anne Martin
Thursday 10 March (standing only)
Friday 11 March (Balcony seating plus standing)
Running time 50 mins
Groundbreaking artists Roly Porter and MFO open Sonica 2022 with an awe-inspiring audio-visual performance piece. Kistvaen contrasts primordial motifs – elements and seasons, sun and moon, gods and magic – with those of 21st century life to explore how our pagan roots and technology-driven present are inextricably interwoven. The performance takes its name from the simple Neolithic granite tomb called a kistvaen, frequently found scattered across the moorlands of the English southwest.
Roly Porter is well known for his releases on Subtext and Tri Angle, and was one half of legendary dubstep duo Vex’d. His music blurs the boundaries between field recording, folk instrumentation and digital sound processing. As MFO, Marcel Weber is widely recognised for his A/V collaborations with artists such as Ben Frost, Liz Harris (Grouper/Nivhek), Tim Hecker and Kuedo; his scenography blends subliminal stage and lighting effects with cinematic imagery to evoke timeless feelings and images from the subconscious.
For Kistvaen Porter and Weber are joined by Anne Martin, the celebrated Gaelic singer from the Isle of Skye, who brings her beautiful and powerful vocals to ritual burial songs. Together, the trio seeks to connect the primordial past with the near future in one captivating performance.
This piece contains strobe effects and sustained high volume audio.
The balcony will offer a seating option on Friday 11 March only.
The main hall will be standing only.
Concessions apply to registered disabled people (with free admission for carers or personal assistants), students, unemployed or in receipt of benefit, Senior Citizens, young people (under 18) and Young Scot cardholders. Please produce proof of eligibility with your tickets on arrival at the venue.
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