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Chagall: Unlocked

Chagall Unlocked

Singer and producer Chagall brings captivating physicality and human intimacy to electronic music as she blends a live vocal performance with a stunning interactive light-art installation.

Chagall’s soaring soundtrack, performed live, brings together 80s synth pop, alt-R&B and swelling basslines in a digital yet poetic dream world. Unlocked is an immersive light-art installation and performance controlled with live body and hand movements through motion capture technology. 

Captivating, playful and intimate; every performance by Chagall is a spectacular audio-visual experience that inspires and connects. Her work has been seen around the world including at TEDx (Amsterdam), SXSW (US) and MUTEK Montreal (Canada). This UK premiere of Unlocked celebrates the launch of her new album on 22 September and it follows her sell out run of Advaita at the Young Barbican Festival in April. 

You're invited to join Chagall after each performance for a short Q&A session or you can get hands on with the technology at a free masterclass.

Age guidance: 12+

Running time: 1 hour 30 mins inc Q&A, no interval 

This performance contains regular flashing and strobing lighting

Chagall Unlocked: Masterclass, Sat 23 Sep
Join Chagall for a free masterclass where you'll get hands-on with her interactive light installation B.A.B.Y.

Presented by the Barbican

Photography: Ben Houdijk


‘Chagall delivered the most unique show of MUTEK. It was pure magic.‘
‘A pop-infused dreamscape that’s mesmerizing to watch‘
‘Chagall is the new all-in-one DIY pop everything: powerhouse songwriter with earworm-making skills, vocalist with easy, relaxed power, and producer.‘

About Chagall

Chagall is Dutch singer, performer and electronic music producer who creates audio-visual live pop music performances that reimagine the world of live electronica, visuals arts and choreography, supported by sensor technology that that allows her to use the movement of her body to control all electronic sounds and visuals in real-time.

Without any technical education at all, Chagall joined the London music tech startup MiMU in 2014 which kicked off her fascination for movement controllers in electronic music performance and stimulated her to learn more about computer programming. In her artistic work she aims to humanise the digital and to create experiences that have a deep emotional impact as well as being sonically, visually and technically breathtaking.

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