The Berlin-based Colombian experimental electronic musician, composer and sound artist Lucrecia Dalt performs from ¡Ay!, The Wire's album of the year 2022.
“…philosophically daring, technically ambitious, and a joy to experience.” 8.6/10 Pitchfork on ¡Ay!
“A Stunning Sci-Fi Pop Opera.” The Quietus on ¡Ay!
Tracing a timeline of Lucrecia Dalt’s sonic trajectory is an elusive endeavour. As a musician, sound artist, performer, and composer, she has traversed a myriad of musical portals, relaying innate sensory impulses and excavated references into luminous constellations. Shimmering with modulation and the incandescent tones of her voice, Dalt’s compositions summon magnetic atmospheres in her distinctive, and ever-expanding, universe of sound.
Following the acclaimed releases of Anticlines (2018) and No era sólida (2020), Dalt returned in 2022 with her eighth solo album ¡Ay! – released on RVNG Intl – conjuring a new realm where her signature experimentation and treasured early influences meld together. Glimmers of her early influences and musical origins, also diffused through her previous records, are cast by spectres of growing up in Colombia, where a spectrum of tropical music genres formed a part of her surrounding environments.
In those formative years, Dalt inherited musical obsessions and intuition which pulled her toward local orbits of experimental sound, first leading her to collaborate with Medellín’s Series Media Collective who released her debut album Acerca in 2005.
Dalt’s former career as a geotechnical engineer signaled an ability to dig deep into the multidimensional worlds of cinema, fiction, astrophysics and desire, manifesting in the conceptual contours of her early solo albums Commotus (2012) and Syzygy (2013) released with Berlin-based label Human Ear Music.
Upon relocating to Berlin in 2014, Dalt’s surrealist tendencies were reconfigured in her fifth full-length Ou (2015) on German experimental label Care of Editions.
Beyond the scope of her solo music, Dalt’s embrace of cross-disciplinary collaboration has brought her sound work to a multitude of immersive and audiovisual projects. In her work for screen, Dalt composed the original scores for the films Catábasis (dir. Regina de Miguel) and The Seed (dir. Sam Walker) in 2021, as well as the score for the HBO series The Baby which was released by Invada Records and RVNG Intl. in 2022.
"On '¡Ay!', the tropical music of Lucrecia Dalt's childhood becomes avant-garde sci-fi." NPR
About Helen Ganya
Brighton-based, Scottish-Thai musician Helen Ganya experiments with existentially-driven lyrics and off-kilter sounds to create a layered musical landscape.
She has toured as a session musician with post-punk band Fear of Men and alternative collective Lost Horizons, founded by Cocteau Twins’ member and Bella Union boss Simon Raymonde. Helen also produces and presents a regular radio show on Brighton's Slack City, entitled Mixed Tapes, which highlights the work of musicians of colour.
"Brown has the priceless ability to move between deeply immersive and atmospheric explorations into terrain where her voice results in stirring and explosive charges." Long Live Vinyl
- 7pm: Venue opens
- 7pm: Doors to auditorium open
- 8pm: Helen Ganya
- 9pm: Lucrecia Dalt
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Dates & Times
Thursday 09 November, 20238:00pm