Vessel + Pedro Maia live A/V + TrifulcaSala Capitol |
22:30 h doors opening at 22:00 h
Vessel + Pedro Maia live A/V
Acclaimed electronic producer and composer Sebastian Gainsborough started his career as a purveyor of left-field, bass driven electronica, using his unique sonic palate to create immersive, electronic compositions, exploring texture and tone, the organic and the man-made. His first album, Order of Noise (Tri Angle Records 2012) saw position himself as an artist at the vanguard of new British electronic music.
2014’s Punish, Honey signalled a distinct departure from everything Vessel had previously released, stepping aside from digital music tools in favour of analogue hardware and unique, hand-crafted instrumentation in order to develop an entirely unique sonic palette.
All the while, alongside this exploration, collaboration and creative play, Gainsborough was simultaneously penning Queen of Golden Dogs, an album that would be his first true, cohesive amalgamation of his deep, nuanced electronic music and the new world of experimental and classical music that was unfolding before his eyes.
Marrying ‘orchestral string stabs with propulsive percussion for a sound that is equal parts Arnold Schoenberg and Oneohtrix Point Never. Queen of Golden Dogs, was released (again by Tri Angle) in 2018. It marks a stark departure from the producer’s previous work, taking that next step on Gainsborough’s creative journey, combining chamber-rave freak outs with vocal segues and neo-classical pieces.
In the live domain, the work is performed alongside acclaimed visual artist, and long time collaborator –Pedro Maia–, director of the masterpiece accompaniment to QOGD’s lead single Paplu. Maia creates a visual companion truly befitting of Gainsborough’s immersive, visceral, fluid musical output. Vessel, continues to be a truly singular voice, whatever his next move is, it’s likely to be unlike anything you’ll have ever heard before.
Born in Vila do Conde (Portugal) 1983. Based in Berlin.
Pedro Maia is a filmmaker that works predominantly with 16mm and 8mm film, pushing the boundaries and aesthetic of analogue cinema by manipulating the raw materials and challenging the traditional process, continually expanding the visual and technological heritage of classic film methods.
His films have been presented in several film festivals and galleries, such as Tokyo Contemporary Art Museum, Armenian Centre for Contemporary Experimental Art, MACBA Barcelona, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Mostra São Paulo, Curtas Vila do Conde, Indie Lisboa, amongst others.
He has presented solo performances as well collaborations with several musicians such as Vessel, Shackleton, Visionist, Jacaszek, Shxcxchcxsh, Tropic of Cancer, Craig Leon, Demdike Stare, Lee Ranaldo, Fennesz, Porto Remix Ensemble, with presentations of these in leading festivals like Sonar, Unsound, Berlin Atonal, All Tomorrow’s Party, Mutek, Dekmantel, TaicoClub Japan, Red Bull Music Academy, as well in renowned institutions like The Barbican, Serralves Museum, CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Eye Film Museum, Contemporary Cultural Center of Valencia, Caixa Forum Barcelona, etc.
Trifulca is the new project from the Compostelanos, Carlos Gómez and Guillermo Cavero, both prolific artists who have been part of musical projects such as Puma Pumku and Vozzyow. Now they have put aside the guitars and immersed their ambitions in electronic music, dark techno and quakin bass. It is music that invites us to navigate towards aggressive rhythms that touch on tech punk and industrial textures that embellish the abstract no-wave of the 80's. They are about to release new material and consolidate some really promising dates at the end of the summer.