Hot Chip‘s Alexis Taylor, Micachu, Rhys Chatham and AGF are some of the artists involved in Calling Out of Context, a "season of music and sound" taking place at London’s ICA next month.
The festival aims to "reveal the vitality and relevance of the sonic avant-garde". For the duration of the festival, the ICA’s main gallery will be used a performance space, and the upper gallery as a working recording studio. The theatre will host gigs, workshops and productions.
In the recording studio, artists and musicians will each produce a new work in one day, and visitors will be able to witness the process. Participants confirmed so far include About (featuring Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor and This Heat’s Charles Hayward), Alexander Tucker, Micachu and influential blogger, producer and FACT contributor, Woebot.
On November 15, Rhys Chatham will perform his 1977 piece Guitar Trio, which according to the ICA is a work that "combines the textural intricacies and repetitions of minimalism with the elemental energy of punk". Lucky Dragons play live on November 14, while on November 20 performances are scheduled from AGF and Warp sound-artist Mira Calix. Legendary US experimentalists The Red Krayola perform new album Five American Portraits on November 19.
Other artists involved in Calling Out of Context include Jan St Werner (Mouse on Mars), Ultra-Red and Plus Minus Ensemble. There will also be several discussions, including one led by FACT contributor Mark ‘k-punk’ Fisher on "the passivity of listening" and "possibilities for collective, intimate and fresh ways of hearing".
For the full list of Calling Out of Context events and timings, visit ica.org.uk/callingoutofcontext.