NO LOVE LOST PRESENTS: ZOË MC PHERSON 'STRING FIGURES' ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY
Support by Ben Vince
The Wire - Tristan Bath
"String Figures manages to remain as challenging as it is danceable, and Mc Pherson’s electroacoustic blend packs and energetic physical punch."
"Dense layers of electronic noise, processed recordings of inuit throat singing and rhythmic persistence come together on this fantastic new LP from sound artist Zoe McPherson."
"All in all, it's a deeply rhythmic, immersive, and forward-thinking piece of electronic-leaning music that remains just as danceable as it does experimental."
Zoë Mc Pherson is a producer, vocalist, performer and String Figures’ artistic director.
After spending the past few years making anthropological researches about Inuit cultures, Kurdish feminism and the practice of Cat’s Cradle; Zoë created « String Figures ».
A transmedia art project : an audiovisual album in 7 chapters with a vinyl release in March 2018 via SVS records ; a special audiovisual concert and hybrid performances.
The audiovisual album is a collaboration with Berlin based director and alter-ego Alessandra Leone, it gathers several other artists from different disciplines.
With a Jazz drummer background, she started her musical journey by playing the Irish fiddle, and more recently studied Vodun rhythms from Benin where she met stage collaborator, multi-percussionist Falk Schrauwen.
We look forward to her performing a solo set at Ghostnotes.
Ben Vince makes music purely with the saxophone, creating a collage of melodies, textures and rhythms, twisted and pitched, expanding the sound palette whilst stretching the formula with improvised live sets that incorporate electronica and occasional percussionists.
Since surfacing with his second album and debut vinyl, ‘Monuments’, in April 2017 on Blank Editions (responsible for recent output of Thurston Moore, Tomaga & Housewives), Vince continues with a restless live schedule, playing solo as well as in live projects with Housewives, Data Quack (with Charles Hayward), Coby Sey, Mollusc and Rupert Clervaux.
In 2018, he will perform at Rewire Festival and other select events. Acts he has supported solo include William Basinski, Silver Apples, Pharmakon, Visible Cloaks and Keiji Haino & Charles Hayward