Bleep43 AV w/ Anthony Child & Ali Wade, Jo Johnson & Plant43

 28 May
 Purcell Room
 Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre - SE1 8XX - London - United Kingdom
 Toby Frith
Immerse yourself in Bleep43's audiovisual experiment, featuring electronic music and digital imagery. The collective premieres two collaborations, featuring Anthony Child (aka Surgeon) and Ali Wade, and Jo Johnson and Plant43. First, Anthony Child and Ali Wade present an improvised performance. Also known as Surgeon, Anthony Child is an adventurous electronic musician who has emerged from the UK's home-grown techno scene. Appearing alongside him is his long-time collaborator, photographer and videographer Ali Wade. Together they improvise a performance in which sound and vision influence each other. They aim to induce a trance-like state in both audience and performers. As well as featuring psychedelic custom footage created by Wade, this performance also sees Child's public debut on the rarely seen Buchla Music Easel synthesizer. The second collaboration is between Jo Johnson and Plant43. Johnson's live show builds on the themes explored on her acclaimed debut album Weaving, released last year on Further Records. Creating an atmosphere of transcendence, her music brings together a mixture of familiar and strange points of reference. These include the devotional cadences of Alice Coltrane and the rhythm-as-melody experiments of Steve Reich. Plant43 is primarily known as an electro producer with releases on labels such as Semantica, Ai and Frustrated Funk. Also a designer and illustrator, Plant43 completes the scene with a visual counterpoint. Its elegant construction expresses the space and feeling found in Johnson's sounds. £15 tickets available from We'll also be announcing two other dates elsewhere in the country for this event shortly.

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