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Gazelle Twin + NYX

Gazelle Twin and NYX: electronic drone choir present Deep England, coming together to create an otherworldly electric chorus, expanding time and space.

Replacing electronic sounds with human voices, this collaborative performance channels the dizzying anxiety of post-truth Britain, in a distorted dreamscape of whispers and operatic chaos.

Punctuated with acoustic glitching, polyphonic overtone and ambient textures, the performance amplifies the many layers of Gazelle Twin’s acclaimed album Pastoral, as well as original NYX compositions, and English pagan and sacred music.

The project was first commissioned by NYX: electronic drone choir and was performed on 9 December 2018 as part of a collaborative series at London’s Oval Space.

Gazelle Twin is a moniker for independent artist Elizabeth Bernholz. Her musical output takes an unconventional approach to production and live performance, featuring changing personas, themes and multiple genres.

In 2018, Gazelle Twin released her third album Pastoral to critical acclaim, including being named The Quietus’s album of the year. Her new tracks overflow with a frenzy of traditional and contemporary musical tropes from early music instrumentation – the harpsichord and the humble recorder, fed through myriad electronics – to the compelling, ritualistic application of found sample-looping.

NYX is a collaborative drone choir and otherworldly electric chorus, re-embodying live electronics and extended vocal techniques in an experiential exploration of ambient noise and electronic music.

Looking to reshape the role of the traditional female choir, they test the limits of organic and synthetic modulation to explore the collective female voice as an instrument.

Since their inception in late 2018, they have worked on projects with Hatis Noit, Gazelle Twin, Iona Fortune and Alicia Jane Turner, and the collective continue to research health and social benefits of sonic immersion in relation to ethnomusicology, sound therapy, collaboration, feminism and new digital technologies.

The vocalists of NYX are Adélaïde Pratoussy, Cecilia Forssberg, Natalie Sharp, Ruth Corey, Shireen Qureshi and Sian O’Gorman.

The layers of powerful, stinging voices, the costumes, the choreography and the strobe lights: the show has total command over its audience
Sarah Cohen, The Quietus

Dates & times

20 Nov 2019
Approximate run time: 90 mins
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where

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Pricing

£25 - £27.50
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)
£25, £27.50

Concessions

25% off (limited availability)
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need to know

Age recommendation
Under-14s should be accompanied by an adult.

Ticketing
Southbank Centre takes a strong view on secondary ticketing. We require the lead booker to attend (photo ID may be requested). Tickets can only be resold by Southbank Centre or one of its authorised agents.