Text by CLOT Magazine
On February the 3rd, London FOLD’s in-house arts platform Futur.Shock will present an evening of sonic experimentation, electro-acoustic instrumentation and live performances. This night is designed to push the boundaries of electronic music, bringing together experimental and club sounds, featuring an improvised performance by collaborative duo Maxwell Sterling and Kenichi Iwasa, a cinematic ensemble piece formed by Kinn, Louis Giannamore and William Boon, and live violin and modular production from Liam Noonan, aka SWARMM.
Kenichi Iwasa and Maxwell Sterling first began playing music together with Naima Karlsson and Neneh Cherry, celebrating the art and music of Don and Moki Cherry.
Through their love of improvised music and interest in obfuscating genres and traditions, they began collaborating on various performances- from catwalk shows for Louise Gray to performance work with Linder Sterling. As a duo, their music combines electro-acoustic frameworks that are rhythmically driven and fuse jazz improvisation with crystalline electronic textures.
Kenichi Iwasa is known for his legendary Krautrock Karaoke night and being a sought-after collaborator throughout Europe. He released ‘Customer’s copy’ as Exotic Sin with Naima Karlsson on the legendary label Blank Forms in 2020. Maxwell Sterling is a composer and producer releasing music on AD 93, Dekmantel, The Death of Rave and American Dreams recordings. Working as a film composer, sound designer and producer.
Purveyors of Doom electronics Kinn continue their rare and carefully curated live outings during the era of inconsolable dread. Kinn’s ever-shifting live ensemble is currently formed by the additions of composer & percussionist Louis Giannamore (Drums) and William Boon (Cello). Their live show has been built to fully use FOLD’s sound system fully, guiding the audience through their cinematic soundtrack to the state of the world, with extreme highs and lows of catharsis and euphoric respite.
SWARMM, AKA Liam Noonan, is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice revolves around the power dynamics of machines and human interaction. Working both in music and interactive digital media, his project pushes the notion of immersive gallery-based installations with heavy crossover to club aesthetics. SWARMM’s music turns the listener into an intricate vortex of emotional dynamics, where he expertly maximizes the limits of contemporary electronic music and combines his fondness for visual arts with the rigour of experimental practice.