Kistvaen

Roly Porter and MFO open Sonica 2022 with an awe-inspiring audio-visual performance. Named for the simple Neolithic granite tombs frequently found scattered across the moorlands of the English southwest, Kistvaen contrasts primordial motifs – elements and seasons, sun and moon, gods and magic – with those of 21st century life, exploring the links between our pagan roots and technology-driven present. Roly Porter has released music through Subtext and Tri Angle and was one half of legendary dubstep duo Vex’d; his music encompasses field recording, folk instrumentation and digital sound processing. As MFO, Marcel Weber – known for his collaborations with Ben Frost, Liz Harris (Grouper/Nivhek), Tim Hecker and others – blends subliminal stage and lighting effects with cinematic imagery to evoke timeless feelings and subconscious images. They are joined by Anne Martin, the celebrated Gaelic singer from the Isle of Skye, singing ritual burial songs. Together, the trio connects the ancient past and the near future in one captivating performance. TICKETS

THURSDAY 10 & FRIDAY 11 MARCH 2022 // TRAMWAY // 19.00 // £20/£10 Concessions + TRANSACTION FEE
RUNNING TIME: 55 MINUTES | TICKETS