Actress with the London Contemporary Orchestra


10 February 2016 / 19:30

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Stream the concert live on Wednesday 10 February via Boiler Room

Approximate set times for this concert are:

7pm Doors - Micachu (DJ set)
7.30pm Monk
8pm Interval - Micachu (DJ set)
8.20pm Actress with the London Contemporary Orchestra

Producer Darren Cunningham aka Actress is joined by the London Contemporary Orchestra to premiere brand new material as well as expanded arrangements of his dark and brooding electronica.

Over a decade of releases Cunningham has built a reputation as a fine creator of cerebral abstract techno, or R&B concrète, crafting pulsing kickdrums, jittering percussion and chopped sample loops into churning, rumbling tracks soaked in static. But he has also been on record saying he wants to make ‘classical stuff for a modern generation’.

In this new collaboration commissioned and curated by Boiler Room, the London Contemporary Orchestra bring a new dimension to Cunningham’s choice of sounds. With the producer in effect using them as a new instrument, matching his electronic loops with precise manipulation of their acoustic instruments, together they form a heightened kind of chamber music.

The performance will be broadcast live by Boiler Room.

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Ninja Tune and the LCO discuss this collaboration in our February project:

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Produced by the Barbican in association with Boiler Room, with the support of Ninja Tune and Arts Council England

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