Performance: Afrodeutsche

Thursday 7 October 2021

Join us for a newly commissioned performance by electronic artist Afrodeutsche intertwining contemporary sound with the life and work of historical composers, Gertrud Grunow and Daphne Oram.


As part of Eight to Infinite, a new collaborative project between Afrodeutsche and research curator Alex Jovčić-Sas, this performance combines archival material, contemporary digital compositional tools, and live dance to retrace Grunow and Oram’s contributions to optical sound – a process for composing music focused on colours and shapes. While both remain overlooked within their respective institutional histories, this project brings to life their unique and rich compositional practices.

Afrodeutsche is rising rapidly and powerfully. Her live sets are meticulous, and her productions intricate. After playing her first live show warming up for techno titan, Carl Craig, in 2016 in Ibiza for Cosmic Pineapple, and featured on line-ups alongside electro royalty, Dopplereffekt. Afrodeutsche’s DJ style is a selection of Drexciyan delights with tough UK techno mainstays such as Claro Intelecto and Randomer. She holds a monthly radio show on NTS, featuring her own productions-from dark electro to breaks and jacking house.

Alex Jovčić-Sas is a research curator. Alex has worked with some of the UK’s biggest festivals including Edinburgh Fringe, Louder Than Words Festival, and Pangea Festival. He is currently working in collaboration with Nottingham Contemporary and has worked on exhibitions such as the global Bauhaus Imaginista as well as Bertha: Seen and Heard, Complaint, and Our Home; Our City.

Image courtesy of Afrodeutsche. Photo: Kasia Zacharko.

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