Monday 23 October 2017, 7.30pm
Félicia Atkinson is a French composer and visual artist. After recording serveral records under the Je Suis Le Petit Chevalier moniker, she has been releasing music under her own name since 2013. Having moved to the French Alps for two years she recorded her highly acclaimed album “A Readymade Ceremony” and the material for her collaborative album with NY-based musician Jefre Cantu-Ledesma.
With those two albums, she reached a milestone in her musical research, defining the seminal elements of her composition tools: concrete music, asmr voices, minimal electronics, field recordings, improvisation with guitar and piano, abstract distortions and infra basses, always held by a strong sense of musical harmony.
Her latest release, “Hand in Hand”, is easily her most ambitious to date. It sees Atkinson foreground her voice, whilst limiting other instrumental elements to an almost austere minimum, thus creating space – somewhat reminiscent of dub music – for her lyrical experiments to assume a rare presence and materiality.
Lee Fraser is a British composer whose work blends aspects of acousmatic theory with the compositional methods of computer music. His live performances employ a range of digital synthesis processes and a structural rationale that are characteristic of his fixed pieces, a selection of which comprises the Dark Camber album, published by Entr'acte in 2014.