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Assembly at Somerset House

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Time 19:30
Date 14/11/18
Price £12
  • Produced by Somerset House
  • Price £8 - £60 (full Saturday ticket)
  • Get ready for five days of glorious sound and performance.
  • Bring along your forward-thinking friends.
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Five days of sound and performance extolling the best in contemporary electronic and experimental music from studios artists, international talent and forward-thinking audiences.

Dates: Wed 14 - Sun 18 Nov.

Building on the success of Studios’ 2017 Nocturnal City series, Assembly will also showcase a series of critical talks and engaging workshops exploring themes from the role of internet culture in shaping modern sound, to the influence of London’s diverse cultural make up on burgeoning music scenes, with further details to be announced in October.

Programme:

Wed 14 Nov, 19:30 - 2-:45
Rage: Puce Mary, NAKED + TBC
Extreme electronics, industrial noise and violent choral compositions in three acts for the opening of Assembly - curated by Agnes Gryczkowska of NAKED:
Puce Mary – London premiere of The Drought
NAKED – new installation and performance work

Thu 15 Nov, 19:30 - 20:10 & 21:00 - 21:40
Lotic & Roderick George: Embryogenesis
Performed in the UK for the first time at Somerset House Studios’ Assembly, Embryogenesis is a collaboration between classically trained dancer and choreographer Roderick George and musician J'Kerian Morgan aka Lotic.

Fri 16 Nov, 19:30 - 22:00
Gazelle Twin: Pastoral
Gazelle Twin presents the London debut performance of new album, Pastoral.

Sat 17 Nov, 16:00 - 17:30
Jennifer Walshe and Memo Akten: ULTRACHUNK + TBC
Studios artists Jennifer Walshe and Memo Akten present collaborative project ULTRACHUNK: an AI and human vocal improvisational performance.

Sat 17 Nov, 19:00 - 20:30
AMRA (Paul Purgas & Imran Perretta) / NSDOS Live Set
Commissioned with the support of the Case Foundation, Studios residents Paul Purgas and Imran Perretta debut new audio-visual project, AMRA, alongside a performance from Paris-based electronic and dance artist NSDOS.

Sat 17 Nov, 21:30 - 23:00
Okzharp and Manthe Ribane / Lafawndah
Hyperdub globalists Okzharp & Manthe Ribane and critically acclaimed vocalist and producer Lafawndah head up the Saturday ASSEMBLY line up with this very special double bill.

Sat 17 Nov. 21:30 - 00:30
Late Assembly
Rounding off a full day of new commissions, performances and critical discussion. Late ASSEMBLY DJs tba.

Sat 17 & Sun 18 Nov, from 11:00
NSDOS Workshop: Electronic Music from Field Recordings
Electronic musician and dance artist NSDOS is in residence with Music Hackspace throughout ASSEMBLY. Alongside his live performance on Saturday, he leads this 2 day workshop creating sounds and music through data generated by video-tracking.

Sun 18 Nov, 19:30 - 22:30
Vessel / Lucy Railton
The result of two-months in residence at Somerset House Studios, musician / producer Seb Gainsborough and cellist / composer Lucy Railton present new works in this very special ASSEMBLY double-billing.

Wed 14 - Sun 18 Nov
Nozomu Matsumoto & Nile Koetting: Climatotherapy
Performance installation developed from Nozomu’s recent release on The Death of Rave.

Wed 14 - Sun 18 Nov
SIREN: The Shape of Sound
Video installation featuring Iceboy Violet, Moonbow, MT Hall, MX World, Object Blue and rkss.

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COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend Assembly / Gazelle Twin: Pastoral + NaEE RoBErts at Somerset House at 19:30 on Friday 16 November. To enter the competition, send an email to jamie@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: As this competition is to see the wonderful Gazelle Twin, it made complete sense to ask a question about the Gazelle. So here we go: When running, gazelles use a bounding leap which involves stiffly springing into the air with all four feet. The question is, what is this bounding leap called?
A: .1) Plonking .2) Poking .3) Donking .4) Pronking