23 March, 8pm to midnight
Join us to launch our new record label, Wysing Polyphonic. Buy tickets from the ICA's website here.
We are collaborating with the ICA, London to launch our new record label, Wysing Polyphonic, with a live performance by the first band to release on the label, Ectopia, alongside special guests N-Prolenta, xname and SIREN.
Wysing Polyphonic will commission new compositions in sonic experimentation and for the first release three-piece, Ectopia, have created a suite of seven new works that take the listener on a journey into sad acid house, scratched DVDs, lipstick clogged with rolling tobacco and hangovers with absent lovers.
Ectopia, who have been together since 2011, use words, cello and synthesisers and are Adam Christensen, Jack Brennan and Viki Steiri. Previous works have included sound-tracking Jack Smith’s experimental film Normal Love, 1963 and Carl Theodor Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc, 1928.
The vinyl album life/section by Ectopia will be on sale on the night.
A dedicated recording studio is being built at Wysing over the summer of 2017 which, alongside being a resource for the artists and musicians associated with Wysing, will be available for hire.
Ectopia have been together since 2011, and use words, cello and synthesisers in their music to take the listener on a journey into sad acid house, scratched DVDs, lipstick clogged with rolling tobacco and hangovers with absent lovers. They are Adam Christensen, Jack Brennan and Viki Steiri. Previous works have included sound-tracking Jack Smith’s experimental film Normal Love (1963) and Carl Theodor Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928). They played Wysing's music festival in 2015 are the first music project to appear on new the Wysing Polyphonic label.
N-Prolenta has been described as being on the cutting vanguard of experimental electronic music and they have worked with the likes of serpentwithfeet, PTP, NON Worldwide, and Halcyon Veil and been featured in publications including The Wire, Art in America, and The Fader.Coming through a wide-ranging palate of sonic influences-- spanning trap music and new age soundscapes, to the mutated club sounds of late, to trance, soul, darkwave, and lyric poem, Brandon Covington Sam-Sumana's work through the N-Prolenta project ever-erects tapestries of sound that are as dissonantly idiosyncratic and abrasive as they are rapturously gentle and apparative.
SIREN is a collective that started a year ago in London, with the purpose of creating a space for those under-represented in dance music on lineups and in crowds. Their parties, zines and radio shows aim to be musical and political platforms for women and non-binary people, as well as a space to critique current trends within electronic music and create alternatives. SIREN are not a DJ collective but many do DJ and focus on the exploring the broadest sense of techno - from electro to minimal, acid to breakbeat.