Sun, 28 Jan|
MARY OCHER + Me Lost Me + The Emerald Beyond
The Studio in association with Underground Institute, presents an evening of ethereal and experimental music quite suited for a winter evening
Time & Location
28 Jan 2024, 19:00 – 22:30
Hartlepool, Tower St, Hartlepool TS24 7HQ, UK
About The Event
MARY OCHER (DE) www.maryocher.com (SOLO SHOW)
Experimental political pop artist Mary Ocher returns to European stages with an exceptional new record: "Approaching Singularity: Music for The End of Time". The album is accompanied by an essay that explores authoritarianism, unruly technology, and the diverse political and ethical implications of the impending changes for humankind. While the new recordings were made with Tunng/LUMP's Mike Lindsay and feature collaborations with Barry Burns (Mogwai), Red Axes, composer Roberto Cacciapaglia, pieces with Mary's two drummers Your Government, and a homage to electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire
Over the past decade and a half Mary has been persistently creating passionate, uncompromising work, raw, thought provoking, socially and creatively pushing against the current, dealing with subjects of authority, identity and conflict. Her work is as enchanting as it is polarizing, ranging from traditional folk to raw 60s garage, ambient with ethereal vocals and abstract synths, to experimental pop with African and South American rhythms when performing with her drummers (Your Government).
Mary toured in 40 countries with previous releases, the last of which were recorded with H.J. Irmler of Krautrock pioneers Faust and feature collaborations with Felix Kubin, Die Tödliche Doris and Julia Kent. Most recently she was invited by Animal Collective to perform at Le Guess Who? festival, released a Ukraine charity EP and curated a compilation for girls' education in Afghanistan.
ME LOST ME www.melostme.com
Me Lost Me delights in experimenting with songwriting and storytelling, creating a beguiling mix of soaring vocals and atmospheric electronics that playfully push the boundaries of genre. Led by Newcastle-based artist Jayne Dent who takes influence from folk, art pop, noise, ambient and improvised music, the project has transformed since 2017 from a solo endeavor to an expanded group; regularly collaborating with acclaimed North-East jazz musicians Faye MacCalman and John Pope. Me Lost Me's music has been described in The Guardian as "stripping folk back to its bones while letting its future echoes bleed out", and by BBC Radio 6's Tom Robinson as a "brilliant peculiar noise".
A prolific writer, Me Lost Me has released two crowdfunded albums: 'Arcana' (2018) and 'The Good Noise' (2020), which was included in Electronic Sound Magazine's Album of the Year list. These in addition to her latest EP 'The Circle Dance' (2021), which was described as "her most textural and sonically adventurous music to date" by NARC Magazine, and an extensive touring schedule around the UK DIY scene, has won her unique sound much support across the musical spectrum. Dent has notably performed live for BBC Radio 3's After Dark Festival and as part of the 2022 BBC Proms alongside Spell Songs, Royal Northern Sinfonia and the Voices of the Rivers Edge Choir. She recently received the prestigious Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Composers and was 2020-2021 Artist in Residence at Sage Gateshead.
'Stripping folk back to its bones while letting its future echoes bleed out'- The Guardian
'One heck of a potent brew' - Electronic Sound Magazine
THE EMERALD BEYOND
Debut performance, ambient live drums and electronic jams, more info to follow
Tickets: £7.50 adv £10 otd