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Sun, 28 Jan


The Studio

MARY OCHER (De) + Me Lost Me + The Emerald Beyond

Get ready for a dark winter' evening of mesmerising and experimental music with MARY OCHER'S (De) new record and Me Lost Me's unique sounds. Don't miss the debut performance by The Emerald Beyond too.

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MARY OCHER (De) + Me Lost Me + The Emerald Beyond
MARY OCHER (De) + Me Lost Me + The Emerald Beyond

Time & Location

28 Jan 2024, 19:00 – 20:00

The Studio, Tower St, Hartlepool TS24 7HQ, UK

About The Event

The Studio, in association with the Underground Institute, is set to host a captivating evening of ethereal and experimental music, perfectly suited for a winter night.

MARY OCHER (DE) - Solo Show Experimental political pop artist Mary Ocher is making her return to European stages with an extraordinary new record, "Approaching Singularity: Music for The End of Time." This album is accompanied by an essay that delves into authoritarianism, unruly technology, and the wide-ranging political and ethical implications of impending changes for humanity. Collaborating with notable artists like Mike Lindsay of Tunng/LUMP, Barry Burns of Mogwai, Red Axes, composer Roberto Cacciapaglia, and her two drummers, Your Government, Mary Ocher's music pays homage to electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire. Her work spans various genres, from traditional folk to raw '60s garage, ambient soundscapes with ethereal vocals, abstract synths, and experimental pop with African and South American rhythms.Mary has been an unyielding creator over the past 15 years, addressing subjects of authority, identity, and conflict through her raw and thought-provoking music. She has previously toured in 40 countries, collaborated with artists like H.J. Irmler of Faust, and was invited by Animal Collective to perform at Le Guess Who? festival. Mary also released a Ukraine charity EP and curated a compilation for girls' education in Afghanistan.

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Led by artist Jayne Dent, Me Lost Me is known for pushing the boundaries of genre with soaring vocals and atmospheric electronics. Influenced by folk, art pop, noise, ambient, and improvised music, Me Lost Me's music has been praised for "stripping folk back to its bones while letting its future echoes bleed out" by The Guardian. The project has evolved from a solo endeavor into a group, collaborating with renowned North-East jazz musicians Faye MacCalman and John Pope. Me Lost Me has released two crowdfunded albums and an EP, gaining recognition and support across the musical spectrum. Jayne Dent received the prestigious Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Composers and was an Artist in Residence at Sage Gateshead.


THE EMERALD BEYOND This event also marks the debut performance of The Emerald Beyond, offering ambient live drums and electronic jams. More details to be announced.

Tickets: £7.50 in advance, £10 on the day. Don't miss this opportunity to experience a night of captivating and innovative music.

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