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Arcadia: 'Michael Gira' + ' William Basinski' + 'Aino Tytti' at St John at Hackney Church

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Time 19:30
Date 12/03/14
Price £16

The highly respected & formidable force behind Swans, Gira plays a solo show as part of the rekindling of Basinski's Arcadia. Expect Swans & Angels Of Light material & works from Gira's solo project.

Composer William Basinski and Art Assembly co-curate a series of music and live art events inspired by Arcadia, the experimental studio/performance space that Basinski founded in Williamsburg in 1989.

Moving to NY in 1979 and creating his own live-in rehearsal space in a storefront downtown, Gira became a formidable force, kicking up stink with his band Swans within the music and art community until 1997. Resurrecting the band in 2010, Swans were welcomed with eager and open arms. They have toured nationally since, playing three sold out shows in London’s Koko to date. 

Tonight, this confrontational Swans front man will perform a solo show including some new songs. As with all Swans / Gira shows, this will be a one off performance and wont be anything like you’ve heard on an album or at a previous gig. Intense, often brutal, beautiful and compelling, always vital. Expect to be wrung through the emotional mill. You wont leave the same. 

William Basinski will perform extracts from his forth-coming album Cascade, yet to be performed live and Aino Tytti will be supporting, offering a unique blend of intricately layered microstructures and field recordings, fused with glimmering ethereal widescreen drones.

 

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COMPETITION: Win 1x Pair of tickets to attend Arcadia: 'Michael Gira' + ' William Basinski' + 'Aino Tytti' at St John at Hackney Church at 19:30 on Wednesday, 12th March. To enter the competition, send an email to admin@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ box. The winner will be randomly selected.


Q: Tonight is inspired by Arcadia the experimental studio/performance space that Basinski founded in 1989. Which New York district was it based at?

A: .1) Manhattan .2) Williamsburg .3) Queens .4) Bronx

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