OUTLANDS, the new national experimental touring network, are pleased to launch the second in a series of special live shows. Three improvisational luminaries; multi-instrumentalist YoshimiO (Boredoms, OOIOO, SAICOBAB), avant-garde percussionist Susie Ibarra, and artist Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (Lichens) shall be performing together as Yunohana Variations for the first time in the UK. Selected and produced by Supersonic Festival Birmingham, and launching at the festival in June 2018.
YoshimiO is a drummer and member of the revolutionary group Boredoms. She is the leader of the experimental band OOIOO, a member of Free Kitten with Kim Gordon (ex. Sonic Youth), and most recently the vocalist in SAICOBAB.
Susie Ibarra, is one of the most significant percussionists and composers of our time, known for her work as a performer within contemporary, avant-garde, jazz, classical, and world music, and performs in the band Dreamtime Ensemble. Ibarra studied with jazz luminaries Earl Buster Smith (of Sun Ra Arkestra), Vernel Fournier and Milford Graves, and Philippine Kulintang gong-chime music with Danongan Kalanduyan. She has performed with the likes of: John Zorn, Dave Douglas, Yo La Tengo, Ikue Mori and recent works include a sound installation for Ai Weiwei.
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice is strongly rooted in exploration of moments and the hypnagogic state. Movement and gesture play key factors within this process, and in the performance realm are focused on by voice and modular synthesizer. A fixture of Chicago’s experimental community throughout the 90s and early 2000s, Robert has also performed under the name Lichens, is a member of the legendary bandOm, and has an impressive portfolio of collaborations, which extends to the film world with his score for pseudo-documentary A Spell To Ward Off The Darknes, directed by Ben Russell and Ben Rivers (which Robert also appears in).
All three musicians come from different aesthetic backgrounds but as Susie Ibarra writes of this collaboration, collectively they 'enjoy crossing into various sonic territories'.
Though the trio have never performed live in the UK together before, they have collaborated to record an album, Flowers Of Sulphur, which was released on Thrill Jockey in February this year. Find out more about the album here.
As part of the OUTLANDS initiative, this tour will also feature an interconnected engagement programme that will shine a light on the intriguing artistic processes and personalities involved in adventurous music forms, as well encouraging new audiences to experience this art form (details shall be updated on the outlands.network website).
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