Past Event

SPECTRUM: Dog In The Snow

Mon 7 Aug 2017

This event has been moved to Wagner Hall. All tickets held are still valid. 

Celebrate Dog In The Snow’s LP launch as part of SPECTRUM.

Dog In The Snow is the moniker of Brighton-based Helen Ganya Brown who experiments with existential-driven lyrics and layers of off-kilter sounds to create a peripatetic musical landscape.

Dog In The Snow finds its' inspiration in the juxtapositions: the warm project title goes hand-in-hand with the grim Kafka ending of 'The Trial'. Inspired by the dark underbelly of Scott Walker, the mortal anxieties of Sufjan Stevens, the glistening soundscapes of Susumu Yokota, Helen also finds influence from her own personal anxieties of being mixed race and a foreigner to her homelands, whilst exploring self-identity in its culture and ideas. Helen has supported the likes of Real Estate, D.D Dumbo, Barry Adamson (Bad Seeds / Magazine) and also plays with Fear Of Men.

Knightstown is the solo vocal/electronic project of composer and songwriter Michael Aston. Having worked for several years as a freelance composer/songwriter and performer, Aston’s extensive experience ranges from composing an Orchestral Overture for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games to playing keyboards for C Duncan.

Following the completion of the Knightstown LP, Aston has worked with composer and producer Matthew Hodson to reshape the studio album tracks into an intense, dynamic live performance set. Knightstown will release his self-titled debut album on FatCat Records in early-2018.