Today FutureEverything announces a series of new commissions and performances, including the stunning Festival Opening Gala:
Festival Opening Gala: Koreless & Emmanuel Biard: The Well (New Commission, UK Premiere) + Memo Akten: Simple Harmonic Motion for 16 Percussionists (New Commission, World Premiere)
Wednesday 25th February, 8pm – 9.30pm, RNCM, £12
This unique double-bill, commissioned and produced by FutureEverything (with support from British Council and RNCM), features new work by three of the most exciting and compelling electronic artists working today – Memo Akten: Simple Harmonic Motion for 16 Percussionists (New Commission, World Premiere) and Koreless & Emmanuel Biard: The Well (New Commission, UK Premiere). Read more.
Alec Empire: Low on Ice Live ft. visuals from Zan Lyons (UK Premiere) + Tristan Perich: Noise Patterns
Friday 27th February, 8pm – 10.15pm, RNCM, £15
Atari Teenage Riot’s Alec Empire was one of of the pivotal figures in the politicisation of early 90’s rave culture. Here, his seminal ‘Low on Ice’ is given a full live performance, featuring violinist and and video artist Zan Lyons. Completing this special double bill is internationally acclaimed NYC-based composer and sound artist Tristan Perich, who presents ‘Noise Patterns’, a new composition of 1-bit white noise, programmed for and performed by microchip. Read more.
LoneLady Live + Stephen Mallinder (Wrangler/Cabaret Voltaire) DJ Set + Special Guest
Thursday 26th February, 8pm – 11pm, Soup Kitchen, £8
With a brand new album on Warp Records, Lonelady is returning for a homecoming performance at FutureEverything, Following on from her debut LP in 2010, LoneLady will be performing new work, with a sound that demonstrates a tense, post-punk influenced brand of pop. Read more.
Anthony Naples, Lee Gamble, IVVVO, Dance (Blank Mind), Lyster & Dan Hampson (Soup Kitchen)
Presented by FutureEverything, Meandyou. and Soup Kitchen
Friday 27th February, 11pm – 4am, Soup Kitchen, £7
For the second year running we team up with Soup Kitchen and Meandyou. for another two floor special, featuring Anthony Naples, now of Four Tet’s Text Records, Blank Mind’s Dance, PAN Records’ Lee Gamble and more. Read more.
Closing Party: M.E.S.H, Bloom, Beatrice Dillon, DJ Nigga Fox
Saturday 28th February, 10.30pm – 11.30pm (RNCM), 11pm – 4am (Soup Kitchen), £10
This unmissable Festival closing party takes place in two parts – beginning at the RNCM with DJ sets from Beatrice Dillon and DJ Nigga Fox, before continuing at Soup Kitchen as we celebrate FutureEverything’s 20th Anniversary until the morning hours with long-term collaborators and local lightning rod for avant-garde electronica, Faktion. Read more.
RNCM Concourse: Festival Social Hub
With DJ sets, performances, installations and a full licensed bar, FutureEverything takes over the RNCM’s public Concourse with a series of free events open to all:
Dream Catalogue presents the VIRTUALIFE DEPARTURE LOUNGE ft. Hong Kong Express, IMMUNE//, Pyravid, Shima33
Thursday 26th, Friday 27th & Saturday 28th February, 6pm – 10pm, RNCM, Free
Vaporwave is a musical genre straddling a number of connected subcultures, taking influence from chillwave, seapunk, muzak, cyberpunk and 80’s video game and TV soundtracks. A tongue-in-cheek comment on 80’s yuppie culture, the Vaporwave aesthetic is not a dark and moody reflection, but a vibrant, psychedelic and humorous critique. Here, Dream Catalogue bring together a selection of DJs from their imaginary ‘travel agency’ to provide the soundtrack to a vacation from your body, as the Concourse becomes the ‘Virtualife Departure Lounge’. Read more.
Danny L Harle (PC Music)
Friday 27th February, Midnight – 1.30am, RNCM, Free
A spearhead of ‘PC Music’, the controversial label and production collective that emerged in 2014, we welcome Danny L Harle for a DJ set that marries high energy pop, RnB, his own productions and experimental interludes. PC Music has divided recent musical opinion like no other – derided by many as a novelty, and celebrated by others as a much needed shot in the arm to the dance music scene, it electronic music bible FACT Magazine awarded PC Music ‘label of the year’ in 2014. Read more.