Date: 
09.15.14

Liam Young and John Cale Drone Orchestra Exhibit

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Liam Young's collaboration with John Cale, "LOOP>>60Hz: City of Drones," opened last week at the Barbican Centre in London. From the Barbican website:

"Musical pioneer John Cale believes so strongly in the power of sound that he once thought it was possible to alter the weather with musical frequencies. Now, for this world premiere performance, he joins forces with speculative architect and technology storyteller Liam Young to re-imagine another, increasingly pervasive, industrial innovation.

LOOP>>60Hz offers an unprecedented experience as John Cale and his band perform music from across his catalogue, expressly adapted to durational forms, unusual tunings and unorthodox audio delivery. Liam Young’s collection of drones escape their associations with surveillance and the military, becoming instead choreographed, disembodied instruments which take flight in the auditorium to create a profoundly immersive live music performance.

Set to explore and extend the link between art and technology like never before, LOOP>>60Hz will mark the final weekend of Digital Revolution – the Barbican’s immersive exhibition of art, design, film, music and videogames which is currently on at the Centre."

See also The Guardian review.