Adrena Adrena + Trans/Human at Bishops' House
Bishops' House, Sheffield
Friday, 18 May 2018
19:00 – 21:30
Having filled Audacious Space last autumn, Adrena Adrena return for another unique A/V experience, this time in the surroundings of Sheffield's 16th Century Bishops' House.
Adrena Adrena is a collaboration between visual artist Daisy Dickinson and drummer E-Da Kazuhisa, previously the drummer of the Japanese noise band Boredoms and currently British electronic/post-rock band Seefeel (Rephlex, Warp Records).
The duo cut a raw blend of drums, noise and organic visual work, featuring in their performances an eight foot white sphere that hangs above Kazuhisa’s drum kit and which Dickinson maps videos on to; her work was described by William Barns-Graham of Fluid Radio as ‘cosmological and transcendental, drawing attention to the wonder of the earth and our sensuality on it’.
As a duo, their debut was at the International Festival of Projections in early 2016 and have since performed at The ICA London, End of The Road Festival, Supernormal Festival, Splice Festival, Zorofest in Leipzig and other shows across the UK and Europe, with Acid Mothers Temple and members of Can, Faust, Wire and Bo Ningen. The pair completed a short film in 2016. ‘Man on the Hill’, which features E-da playing drums on fire in the mountains. The film has since been featured on the British Council Film website and in 2016 was nominated for The BFI London Film Festival, Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, BAFTA qualifying Aesthetica Film Festival, Vienna Short Film Festival and the London Short Film Festival.
Earlier this month they announced the release of their new record Cybals/Toy. Released via an exclusive pre-order window by Champion Version.
Joining them on the night will be acclaimed former Sheffield noise duo Trans/Human, who are currently based between Gateshead and London. Employing noise making devices including mobile phones, radio, cassette tape, prepared electric guitar, processed drums, strobe lighting, contact microphones, field recordings and feedback systems, Trans/Human’s concerns lie within the physical act of music making and its relationship to environment and audience.
18h May @ Bishops’ House, Sheffield, S8 9BE
Bishops' House , Norton Lees Ln , Sheffield