20.30 Programme begins
Fresh Klang: Shenece Oretha
Venus Ex Machina
Venus Ex Machina is a composer, sound designer and interdisciplinary artist. She has
contributed sounds and music to a range of projects including releases on
NON Worldwide and Optimo Music, an installation for Hyperdub,
and a score for ICA & Channel 4’s short-film series, Random Acts.
Morgan Craft is a solo electric guitarist and veteran of New York’s progressive music scene of the mid 1990s and early 2000s, holding a resume which includes work with Me’Shell N’degeocello, Marc Ribot, Talib Kweli, Butch Morris, Nona Hendryx, Christian Marclay, Vernon Reid, Ikue Mori, Greg Osby, Johnny Kemp, Pete Cosey, Greg Tate, Elliott Sharp, Anton Fig, Daniel Carter, etc.
In 2004, Craft stepped off the grid, beginning an eleven-year odyssey into the remote Tuscan mountains in search of a new musical methodology. Having found what he was looking for, his return to the modern world was inevitable.
Currently based in Amsterdam, he has released thirteen solo albums as well as numerous essays and articles.
Shenece Oretha, who lives and works in London, is a multidisciplinary artist and DJ (under her alias, ORETHA). Converging multichannel sound installations, performance, text, print and sculpture, Shenece’s focus is on polyvocality and listening as an embodied practice. She choreographs layers of music, voice, recordings and noise to shape moments of communion and ceremony. (@oooretha)
photograph by Daniella Valz Gen