This is... earsthetic: Sculpture
11 Nov 2015
An opto-musical duo made up of Dan Hayhurst (media devices and electronic instruments) and Reuben Sutherland (who plays video zoetrope turntable). Their performances are an amalgam of electronic music, kinetic art, comic strips, abstract animation, audiovisual cut-ups.
They say… ‘I feel like music is this liquid substance and you just sort of trick it into assuming temporary forms… We know that we’re going to merge the visual and audible elements musically – and we know each other’s style – we have this in mind all the time. We’re imagining how things might work in combination,’ Dan Hayhurst, The Quietus
Brighton Dome Music Producer and earsthetic curator Laura says… ‘They’ve been working together for years. What Reuben does is kind of play the visuals. It’s really unusual and experimental turf.’
The critics say… 'It’d be a mistake to conclude from the vintage of their gear that Sculpture are pursuing a retro analogue agenda. Their purpose is to explore perceptual thresholds…Sculpture hover at these sensory junctures, invoking the cortical feedback mechanisms of the brain' The Wire
Book now to see Sculpture, as part of the boundary-breaking, audio-visual mini season earsthetic, on Fri 27 Nov
Supported by PRS for Music Foundation