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Beatrice Dillon & Keith Harrison present Ecstatic Material tickets

Caustic Coastal in Salford

Monday 11th February 2019

7:30pm til 10:30pm

Minimum Age: 18

Combining sound and substance from two original figures in their respective fields; musician and producer Beatrice Dillon and artist Keith Harrison.

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Beatrice Dillon & Keith Harrison present Ecstatic Material on Monday 11th February 2019

Fat Out are pleased to announce the 4th UK tour from the Outlands Network, combining sound and substance from two original figures in their respective fields; musician and producer Beatrice Dillon and artist Keith Harrison. Together they shall embark on a nine day tour for the first time ever in February 2019, combining music, sculpture, material and light in a dynamic live performance installation.

Drawing upon Keith Harrison’s renowned art practice transforming raw materials and Beatrice Dillon’s rhythmic computer music compositions, this jointly developed palette of playdoh pumping sound system and sound synthesis summons the euphoric and alchemical aspects of the everyday in a mingled sensory suite of elasticity, interference and reaction. Or as Keith Harrison defines it;

“a live experiment in which our respective systems are set in motion, bending sound and material. We have an overall structure but have factored in a capacity to react to what’s happening each night and change as the tour progresses and material accumulates.”

This live experiment with sound and substance will be conducted through a modular system made up of malleable materials, light and multi-channel audio which is constructed, choreographed and diffused by the artists into the performance space. Beatrice remarks

“I’m interested in creating a sense of a physical, tactile presence through sound, one that bumps into and spills over into Keith’s sculptures. I’m excited by the messy physicality of this project, exploring different scale and spatial opportunities and responding to the different constraints of each site.”

Tour DJs Copper Sounds spin copper dubplates, ceramic pots, heavy icelandic rocks, and self-pressed locked grooves into a primitive and tactile turntablism. They will also lead a daytime workshop at each tour venue, where participants can design and cast their own playable wax 7”.


Beatrice Dillon is a London-based producer and who has released music on a variety of record labels, performed at notable international festivals and arts spaces like MUTEK, Barbican and ICA, and has collaborated widely with award-winning visual artists. She presents a show on NTS Radio. This will be the first time that Beatrice Dillon and Keith Harrison will collaborate with one another.

Keith Harrison is an established artist particularly known for his work with ceramics, public experiments and the transformation of raw materials to unpredictable effect. Harrison’s work shows an awareness of social issues: the relation with audience; the value of physical things; references to popular music and social housing. Well documented was his collaboration with sensationally loud grindcore music pioneers Napalm Death, whereby Harrison built a ceramic tiled wooden sound system which changed form in response to the groups raw energetic sound reverberating inside the structure and unexpected assistance from the crowd. Comparatively Keith shall be building a structure from which sound and substance shall transform in front of the audience in truly unpredictable fashion.

Copper Sounds are a Bristol based duo who are pushing the conventional DJ set by juggling four turntables and using raw materials to manipulate the otherwise dormant sounds of their varied record collection. Their set promises to be loud, hypnotic and abundant with raw dancefloor energy.

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Music Genres: 

Alternative, Electronic, Minimal Techno

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