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Ai Messiah - Sentience & Sapience Album Launch on Saturday 17th November 2018
Ai Messiah ‘Sentience & Sapience’ Album Launch
Join us to celebrate the release of Ai Messiah’s debut album ‘Sentience & Sapience’.
This will be Ai Messiah’s debut live show feat. electronics, percussion (from James McConville - Documenta) and visuals from Aimee Williamson.
Touch Sensitive DJs
Visuals: Aimee Williamson
8pm - 12am / £8
About Ai Messiah - ’Sentience & Sapience’
A soundtrack for gutted metropolises, virtual sanctuaries and utopian enclaves, 'Sentience & Sapience' is a seamless, psychedelic journey through possible near futures in the age of Artificial Intelligence.
Its overlapping arrangements alternately evoke glittering digital realms and bleak, decrepit landscapes populated by ghostly natives drifting in fractured and multiplying realities. Eastern drones, processed guitars and field recordings are warped, dubbed to cassette and re-sampled again. Meditative gongs and bells punctuate the mix, as human-sounding voices drift in and out intoning synthetic chants. Digital and analog textures dissolve into a continuum, suggestive of blurred and vanishing boundaries between the natural and the artificial; the real and the simulated; the evolved and the designed...
Inspired by the outlandish prophecies of Tech guru Ray Kurzweil, and the Transhumanist evangelism of 20th century psychonauts like Terence McKenna and Robert Anton Wilson, ‘Sentience & Sapience’ is an album for bewildered Homo sapiens contending with intelligent machines in the shadow of the singularity.
Steven Henry is a musician, composer and producer based in Belfast, N.Ireland. He has been producing forward thinking electronic music for 20+ years. Recent work includes an octophonic installation at Framewerk Gallery and a live quadrophonic performance at The Black Box. Steven also plays in Documenta.
Music Genres: Electronic
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