Reliquary House + Eli Keszler & Megafortress

An evening with Oneohtrix Point Never and Nate Boyce

30 September 2012 / 19:30
LSO St Lukeís

£15 - 20

subject to availability
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Originally created for The Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2011, Reliquary House is a multimedia performance by electronic musician Oneohtrix Point Never and visual artist Nate Boyce.

Oneohtrix Point Never and Boyce re-imagine the canon of modernist sculpture through hallucinatory reconstructions of works by David Smith, Anthony Caro and more. Boyce uses computer-generated imagery to transform these sculptures into kinetic apparitions that inhabit incongruous and "impossible" landscapes and architectural environments.


Abetted by OPN's sound design, Boyce reconfigures the setting of the venue, pulling historical art objects into a new context.

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Oneohtrix Point Never also curates the opening set from New York musicians Eli Keszler and Bill Gillim aka Megafortress, in a special collaboration combining the frenetic, pointillistic fury of Keszler's compositions and improvisations with Megafortress' soaring, harmonic vocal meditations.

Pulling from his mesmerizing sound-sculpture installations, Keszler creates a swarm of natural and mechanical sound (using self-operating amplified solenoids, bowed crotales, and fast textural percussion), absorbing Megafortress' processed vocals and sampled field recordings. The performance explores spontaneous combinations of solo and duo improvisations over a static plane of mechanical activity, alternating freely between horizontal motion and stasis.

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