Simian Mobile Disco with Deep Throat Choir

+ Fatima Al Qadiri presents Ja7eem

The members of Simian Mobile Disco

Witness a dialogue between human and machine as electronic duo Simian Mobile Disco and singing collective Deep Throat Choir perform from their forthcoming collaborative album Murmurations.

Since their acclaimed 2007 debut Attack Decay Sustain Release, Simian Mobile Disco – producer duo James Ford and Jas Shaw – have explored almost every avenue of modern Techno over 5 albums and multiple singles and EPs, from experimental excursions to dancefloor bangers. For this one-off performance, they return to traditional song-based structures, melding their mastery of their machinery with uproarious vocals of Hackney’s all-female Deep Throat Choir. Something that’s both organic and synthetic.

Support comes from Berlin-based Kuwaiti conceptual artist and composer Fatima Al Qadiri's new project, entitled Ja7eem, meaning 'hell-fire' in Arabic. Fatima’s work touches upon themes of socio-cultural identity, war and memory: this 35-minute live AV set, with visuals  by Emmanuel Baird, explores the theme of hell-fire using archive footage of burning oil fires during the First Gulf War.

Produced by the Barbican in association with Convergence Festival

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