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Rival Consoles

+ Hainbach

Abstract shot of rival consoles in a blue smoky hue

One of the UK’s most influential creators of electronic music, Rival Consoles, is back with a new album Now Is, marking a new chapter in an ongoing quest for refinement and evolution.

London-based producer Ryan Lee West, better known under the name Rival Consoles, is notable for making synthesisers sound human and atmospheric. Over the course of a critically acclaimed fifteen-year career, his music has diversified from the challenging electronic output of his early EPs, to gradually become more conceptual and metamorphic. 

In October 2022 Rival Consoles released his studio album Now Is on Erased Tapes, and is presenting it with a brand new unique performance that will take the form of an immersive audio-visual experience in which he will present 90+ minutes of material from across the last decade of his career and beyond. From deep ambient works to his unique version of techno, and traversing the vast spectrum in between, the show will be a long-form narrative of ideas, many heard live for the first time.

Tagged with: Contemporary music

Stage Times:

8 – 8.40 pm         Hainbach (support)

8:40 – 9pm          Interval

9 – 10.30pm        Rival Consoles

Stage times are approximate and subject to change.

This performance will contain flashing lights.

Produced by the Barbican in association with Baba Yaga’s Hut. 


‘Ambient techno with a volatile soul‘
‘An artist discovering his own language‘
Resident Advisor


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