Liz Harris aka Grouper will next month embark on an exhaustive – and no doubt exhausting – European tour, presenting a new live work, Violet Replacement.

Unlike her usual song-based live shows, Violet Replacement is apparently “comprised of tape loops, field recordings and submerged atmospherics presented in a set of naturally resonant and specially customised locations…Field recordings, Wurlitzer loops and vocal tracks from her archives are mixed, spliced and processed live from an array of dictaphones and tape player.”

The project arose out of a commission from New York’s Issue Project Room, and has become Harris’s main focus after last year’s celebrated two-part album release, AIA, and accompanying tour. The full dates of the new European tour are listed below; all performances are of Violet Replacement unless otherwise stated.

04/02/12 Berlin, DE CTM Festival ‘Circular Veil’ w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
07/02/12 Alte Feuerwache, DE Cologne ‘Circular Veil’ w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
02/03/12 London, UK 79 Endell Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9DY
03/03/12 Copenhagen, DK Mayhem
04/03/12 Aarhus, DK Spanien 19c
06/03/12 Gothenburg, SE Gardaskolen
07/03/12 Stockholm, SE Kagalbanan
08/03/12 Malmo, SE Inkonst
10/03/12 Moscow, RU Aktoviy Zal
11/03/12 St. Petersburg, RU Taiga
13/03/12 Riga, LV Anglican Church
14/03/12 Helsinki, FI Kuudes Linka w/ Tuunsanuuskat
15/03/12 Tampere, FI Telakka w/ Tuunsanuuskat
16/03/12 Turku, FI Dynamo w/ Tuunsanuuskat
17/03/12 Ravenna, IT Transmissions Festival
19/03/12 Milan, IT Spazio O
20/03/12 Torino, IT Blah Blah
22/03/12 Utrecht, NL Rumor Festival
23/03/12 Paris, FR Gaité Lyrique
24/03/12 Brussels, BE Recyclart
25/03/12 Luxembourg City, LU Exit 07
27/03/12 Dublin, IE Unitarian Church
28/03/12 Reading, UK South St. Arts w/ Diamond Catalog
29/03/12 Bristol, UK St. Steven’s Church w/ Diamond Catalog
30/03/12 Birmingham, UK Vivid
31/03/12 Nottingham, UK Nottingham Contemporary w/ Diamond Catalog
01/04/12 Manchester, UK Islington Mill w/ Diamond Catalog








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