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Festival: ‘RE-TEXTURED’ visual & sonic experiences in London

Text by CLOT Magazine

First Light Media, RE-TEXTURED (2019)

RE—TEXTURED, the festival with an emphasis on an arresting visual and sonic experience, as the team describes it, is back in London from 24 – 27 March. The festival places an emphasis on experimental music and visual art. In their first edition in 2019, architecture and London’s psychogeography played a major part in the festival.

The Italian composer Caterina Barbieri will expand her newly formed light-years label into a live experience joined by contemporaries Bendik Giske, Nkisi, MFO, Evelyn Saylor and visual artists Theresa Baumgartner, Michael Titze, Pedro Maia and Matt Woodham at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on 24 March. The show will feature expanded environmental elements and bespoke visual design by Marcel Weber

On Friday 25 March, at Printworks line-up will focus on the most dance-focused performances with VTSS, Nkisi, LSDXOXO, Helena Hauff, Skee Mask and others. RE-TEXTURED also announce the addition of the Friday event.

The festival, curated by Krankbrother, combines experimental electronic music, and modernist and industrial architecture with innovative light installations for an arresting visual and sonic experience. The organiser shared that It’s been three long and difficult years since our last edition of RE—TEXTURED, so we’re delighted to announce our first show of the 2022 edition. Printwork’s Live Room is just the industrial cathedral needed to experience the mind-bending music this show has on offer, whilst the dimensions also give huge scope to the visual and lighting artists to explore the interplay of sound and light. The Inkwells area offers a more focused space for the heads down dancers and the more experimental leaning end of the lineup.

This edition will focus on ambient, drone, leftfield electronics and techno. Taking into consideration the ongoing pandemic, the festival has curated a smaller bill for a safer experience and will resume its usual programming size in 2023. 

Find tickets here.

(Image courtesy of RE-TEXTURED)
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