Moon Duo & Emmanuel Biard on Friday 26th April 2019
The 14th residency from the Samarbeta Music Residency Progeam, a collaboration between Moon Duo (Portland, OR) and Emmanuel Biard (Manchester), entitled Stardust Highway: Experiments in Stoner Disco. During the residency the artists will use live music and video art to explore ideas about time, ritual, and the human desire to transcend material reality.
Taking place in a huge warehouse on Regents Trading Estate behind Islington Mill, Moon Duo will explore the conceptual commonalities between performance and ritual, with a focus on sonic repetition and the merging of particular human energies in the physical space shared by artist and audience. The live show will cultivate an experience that feels, in a sense, out of time, as it play with idioms of psych rock and dance music in a perception-shifting visual environment inspired by 70’s discotheques and the psychedelic experience.
“When we make a album we tend to approach the process with a specific conceptual underpinning in mind - the residency offers the chance to apply this approach to our live show as well. While we have always sought to have some kind of transformative visual component to our live performances, to change the space of the room we’re in, we have not in the past attempted to tie the components of the stage show to a specific album or concept. When we started working with Emmanuel he brought new depth and breadth to that aspect of our show; through the residency we’re hoping to deepen that artistic relationship by collaborating on a specific conceptual framework for a live show to reflect and interact with the ideas at work on our upcoming album.” MOON DUO
the relationship between the earth and the cosmos (humankind and the infinite)
primitive and future (technology/knowledge/consciousness (reality))
time: past/present/future (the travel of light / light years / origins of the universe)
light in the darkness (hope)
a (safe) place
a type of music
Moon duo will conceptually look the merging of particular human energies in the physical space shared by artist and audience. The live show will be a ritual playing with repetition in idioms of psych rock and dance music in a perception-shifting visual environment inspired in part by 70’s discotheques, cultivating an experience that feels, in a sense, out of
Music Genres: Alternative, Pop, Psy/GoaTrance, Rock
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