Fri 10 November // 19:30
Tickets: £6 adv / £8 otd
take a deep dive into electronic ecology, as the cube welcomes a lineup of synth-weilding bleep-shamans and soundgardeners. ecstatic arpeggios and phased glimpses of the divine, the same energy animating the river, the wind, the MPCs and the sequencers, the players and the producers. for fans of Caribou, Bibio and the arpeggiated hip-hop stylings of Bullion or Paul White.
advance tickets available from headfirst or bristol ticket shop (online and in-store)
Photay is the solo musical endeavor of Evan Shornstein, hailing from the lush and peaceful evergreen valley of Woodstock, NY. Having been introduced to Aphex Twin at the tender age of 9, he quickly began to embrace music in all of its forms. Combining his newly acquired knowledge of polyrhythmic percussion and years of experimenting with sampling and field recordings, Photay’s sound is a balancing act of analog and digital, of natural and synthetic.
Photay’s debut full-length Onism dwells in an age of climate change and social media addiction. It is also a reflection of personal conditions, a meditation on place, community, and its creator’s own embodied history. The word ‘onism,’ invented by John Koenig, means the frustration of being stuck in just one body that inhabits only one place at a time. To grasp onism is to be apprised of how little of the world you have experienced, are experiencing, or will ever experience. Photay composed Onism in the heart of Brooklyn and shrouded by the silence of national parks or on trips home to the woodlands of the Hudson Valley in between touring the urban centers of foreign countries. Scattered but connected, Onism’s music is a constellation that rips across the night sky of time, charting an emotional reality defined by sadness and joy, dread and wonder.