Ahead of the release of his LP PINK NOTHING on nonclassical on 13 July, sound artist and analogue tinkerer Tom Richards curates an evening of sonic oddities at The Victoria.
From behind his idiosyncratic modular system, Richards creates mesmerising, immersive and heavily textured polyrhythmic improvisations. They’re cerebral but groovy – sonic art that’s almost danceable. Joining him, there’ll be dreamlike theremin and musical machinery from Sarah Angliss and guest singer Sarah Gabriel, as they perform a new piece using the ‘Mini Oramics’ synth – an instrument first conceived by electronic music pioneer Daphne Oram and finally built by Tom Richards himself. Also appearing is sound and video artist Steph Horak, who performs a type of improvised vocal-driven drone poetry – somewhere between experimental electronica, traditional songwriting and conceptual art. In between performances, Graham Dunning will be DJing, playing music that explores rhythm, drone, texture and timbre.
Happy Hour is from 5–8pm – come down early for a beer and a burger before the show.
Doors open 8pm, with live music from 8:30pm.