In collaboration with influential music monthly The Wire, this showcase brings together two of the most elusive acts from the British post-industrial underground. Weaving together themes of haunting ethereality and the sounds of generational divides, this double bill presents a portrait of contemporary experimental artists negotiating with their culture’s long list of half-buried treasures. The soirée gets underway with Montreal's FREIDA ABTAN, who compellingly uses her own voice as a basis for audio-visual performances Next, former copyright terrorist (his work as V/Vm is both under-recognized and highly pertinent) and current hauntology figurehead James Leyland Kirby brings his alias THE CARETAKER to Montreal for a rare live performance that sees him manipulating old British ballroom 78’s from the 20’s and 30’s into a mesmerizing elegy of whispering melodies and ghostly dust and scratches. Afterward, Steven Stapleton finally brings dark-ambient legends NURSE WITH WOUND to North America for an exclusive Canadian engagement, spotlighting the monumental breadth of their vast and often rare discography, which spans the range between drone-folk experiments, surreal poetics, and noir-jazz improvisations.
- 19:30 - 22:15
- 1182 Saint-Laurent Blvd, Montréal, QC H2X 2S5
Tickets: $25.00 at the door + tx & sc