CANVAS w/ Elvin Brandhi/Ausschuss/Xao/Ehbola/Lugh/Olan Monk
C.A.N.V.A.S. is hosting a label night and release party
Elvin Brandhi and invited guest Ehbola will perform to celebrate the launch of Elvin Brandhi's 'Shelf Life' EP, the first solo C.A.N.V.A.S. release of 2019, available 21st March.
Ausschuss and Xao will perform as artists who contributed to the first C.A.N.V.A.S. compilation LP ‘Cipher’, released on 22nd February.
Lugh and Olan Monk will perform as C.A.N.V.A.S. artists & collective co-founders.
SHELF LIFE (CANVAS003)
"Sickness unto death in an age of commodified well-being: approaching death from the point of view of an actualised virtual eternity. Shelf Life compiles this synthetic axis, upon which we bide out time smiling."
Shelf Life is Elvin Brandhi's contribution to C.A.N.V.A.S. as the first solo release of 2019 and the third commission since the conversion from events series to label in 2018. As a performance nomad whose very practice is simultaneously about engagement with place and a lack of geographic singularity, there could not be a more fitting accomplice to C.A.N.V.A.S.’ effort to build a collaborative community despite increasing dispersion. Elvin Brandhi is the solo project of Welsh artist Freya Edmondes - otherwise known for her role as vocalist in father/daughter duo Yeah You - in which performances mesh a collage of electronic sounds with a disruptive stream of improvised vocals. Fresh future shock in which roaming recordings, sample blasts, club contortions and the ever present voice are alchemically infused.
Cipher is a collaborative album directed by Lugh O’Neill which reconsiders the representation of music through the use of codification, visual symbols - revisiting the graphic score both retrospectively and speculatively and assessing whether its use for propagating, archiving and communicating music upholds or neglects the human element of the authorship of music.
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