Doors open: 19:00
19:10 – 20:00 > Dawn of Midi
20:05 – 20:55 > Tyondai Braxton
21:05 – 22:00 > Nosaj Thing
22:10 – 23:00 > Daniel Lanois
Daniel Lanois headlines a don’t miss bill of America’s most inventive musicians for Convergence 2017
Daniel Lanois’ latest album, Goodbye to Language powerfully demonstrates what happens when a visionary artist tosses aside preconceived limitations of song and/or language to explore the emotional resonance of pure soundscapes. A profoundly expressive work, Goodbye to Language has a compositional rigour that recalls the 20th century dreamscapes of Ravel and Debussy merged with a sense of sonic futurism as well as Lanois’ pivotal work with Eno and the sounds he used to form iconic albums like Bob Dylan’s Time Out of Mind.
“Using only pedal steel, lap steel, and effects, Lanois turns traditional sounds into ambient and effortless music, brilliantly masking the complexity of its source”- Pitchfork 8.1
LA producer Nosaj Thing performs music that reverberates through heart, brain and spine. His third album Fated has drawn comparisons with Burial’s Untrue or Dilla’s Donuts.
“Variety is the key, as Nosaj Thing is able to morph his sounds into unique shapes and textures all the while retaining a very strong danceability.” – Consequence Of Sound
Composer, electronic musician and former Battles front man, Tyondai Braxton brings together electronic and modern orchestral elements in his thrilling new solo show.
“One of the most acclaimed experimental musicians of the last decade” – Washington Post
Opening the show are Brooklyn-based acoustic ensemble Dawn of Midi, whose sets are as energetic and rhythmic as a seamlessly mixed DJ-set, mesmerising fans in the same way the group’s favourite experimental and electronic acts have for decades.
“something totally unprecedented” – Pitchfork
Produced by Convergence in association with Sound UK.
Funded by Arts Council England.