Delighted to welcome the first visit from Live arts collective Colliding Lines to Aberdeen for another intimate event in our studio’s project room.
Colliding Lines present Shadowplay, an experiment in live literature and sensory deprivation. Suspended in a dark auditorium, the audience are alone save for white words projected into the pitch black canvas. Around them a soundtrack emerges; a post-apocalyptic score improvised by sound artists Jacob and Reuben Kyriakides. It is a story about the power of language to make reality and, inevitably, undo it – a story of what happens when stories fail, told in words that tear themselves apart. For this evening’s performance at The Anatomy Rooms, Kyriakides perform with guest accompaniment from Glasgow / Edinburgh multi-instrumentalist Bell Lungs.
Pefkin is the alter ego of Gayle Brogan, one half of Glaswegian vintage synth duo Electroscope and ex-proprietor of the Boa Melody Bar mail order. She has been recording as Pefkin since 1999 and released albums on Morc, Wild Silence, Reverb Worship, Pseudoarcana, etc. More recently she has been recording with the Kitchen Cynics’ Alan Davidson under the name Barrett’s Dottled Beauty, creating psych-folk hymnals inspired by a mutual love of folk songs and nature, and has been recording with United Bible Studies. On her own Gayle creates a dreamy rural psychedelia from looped vocals, guitar, analogue synth and violin and has received comparisons to Coil, Popul Vuh and Nico. She has just released a new album “Final Instar” inspired by moths on Siren Wire and an 8″ lathe cut on Sonido Polifonico.
Ross Whyte is a Glasgow-based composer and sound artist. In 2012 he completed a practice-based PhD in Musical Composition at the University of Aberdeen where his field of research was concerned with impermanence in audio-visual intermedia and headphone-specific composition.
Since early 2016 he has worked as one half of the Gaelic ambient electronica duo, WHɎTE with singer-songwriter Alasdair Whyte. WHɎTE perform new arrangements of rarely-heard traditional Gaelic songs, original instrumental pieces and original Gaelic songs. Their acclaimed debut album, Fairich, was released in 2016 and has received positive reviews and regular national and international radio airplay. Their audio-visual stage show, Fairich: Live was selected for the Made in Scotland Showcase at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017.
Ross is currently working on new solo sound works and the WHɎTE follow-up album.