The second edition of Sonic Fiction, the concert series presented in collaboration with Norient, takes place on 9 June at Schauspielhaus Zürich. We can now reveal the programme of the night. One of the most consistent and exciting sound artists of our times, the Canadian Tim Hecker will present a ‘black out’ show in total darkness, consisting of new and recent work. While Swiss based Aïsha Devi will present her new a/v show in collaboration with French visual artist and in support of her brand new debut album (out 11 May).Tickets go on sale on Saturday 12 May via the website of Schauspielhaus.
Few in the field of explorative ambient music have remained as questing and unclassifiable as Canadian composer Tim Hecker. Across his 15-year career he has moved through shades of reflective electronic noise, experiential sound design, and modern composition with a deft and distinguished touch.His works have been described as ‘structured ambient”, ‘tectonic color plates” and ‘cathedral electronic music”. More to the point, he has focused on exploring the intersection of noise, dissonance and melody, fostering an approach to songcraft which is both physical and emotive.
Born by the Swiss alps with Nepalese-Tibetan heritage, no one on this planet sounds like Aïsha Devi. Her voice is her most powerful tool in a repertoire that includes thumping beats and rave stabs, seraphic and guttural throat singing, mystical linguistics and corporeal sonics. Her music is spiritual and her live shows are transcendent experiences. She is a rebel and a radical alchemist who is breaking down barriers and traversing dimensions with her art. Aïsha Devi’s debut album ‘DNA Feelings’ is out on 11 May.
About Sonic Fiction
Exactly twenty years ago, the journalist and writer Kodwo Eshun set out to rethink the perception of music by finding a new language for music. In his influential book, ‘More Brilliant than the Sun – Adventures in Sonic Fiction’, he excavates the unacknowledged traditions of diasporic science fiction, by finding a «future shock» in music and sounds.
Today, traditional language remains just as limiting in its attempts to describe current sonic phenomena. More than ever, pop music is crossing borders, is audiovisual, powerful and aesthetically challenging. With this new series of concerts and audiovisual performances, Rewire and Norient aim to present the diversity of the current Sonic Fiction on the theatre stage in Zurich.
Doors open: 19:30 hr
Tickets available viawww.zurichticket.ch/shz.webshop