8 September 2017, 10:30pm
PERFORMANCE & CONCERT
NAEE ROBERTS + KLEIN | PART OF "ALL THAT RESPIRES, CONSPIRES"—A PROJECT BY THORA DOLVEN BALKE
VENUE: KUNSTNERNES HUS
Friday 8 September, 10.30pm
! Free admission !
Part of Thora Dolven Balke’s grand collaborative project All that respires, conspires – a radio podcast, events series, and an exhibition co-produced by UKS and Ultima – audiences are invited to Kunstnernes Hus for a live performance by NaEE RoBErts, one of Sandra Mujinga’s (NO) many aliases, and a concert by one of the UK’s most intriguing and undefinable young producers and performers, Klein – an eclectic mix of gospel-inspired vocals and sensory soundscapes where obscure Nigerian B-Movies and piano loops clatter into jagged beats.
NaEE RoBErts is one of Sandra Mujinga’s many aliases – a project that samples and archives the artist’s performative movements by combining them with music and material collected online. Weaving material such as Congolese choreographies showing both traditonal and contemporary dance moves, NaEE RoBErts combines idiosyncratic musical experiments with pop music idioms and references, twisting conventions through repeated lyrics and unexpected samples.
South London based musician Klein is an artist whose neoteric vision has seen her quickly become one of the UK’s most intriguing and unpinnable producers and performers. Her often playful and restive approach to composition is instantly alluring. Samples of obscure Nigerian B-Movies clatter into jagged beats. Distant piano loops lurk in the haze whilst beguiling vocals fade in and out of the sensory World she has created. Following some ear-catching manoeuvres across last year’s releases, which gained her early fans like Bjork and Dev Hynes and Laurel Halo, resulting in her featuring on two tracks of Halo’s new LP, upcoming release (29 September) Tommy marks Klein’s deepest plunge yet into the ‘deep, dark ocean’ of her musical imagination on her Hyperdub debut.