Rock & Pop

Friday Tonic: Ex-Easter Island Head

Part of Friday Tonic

The experimental music collective perform works that explore group interplay, repetition and melodic invention to mesmerising effect.

Ex-Easter Island Head compose and perform music for solid-body electric guitar, percussion and other instruments, and have performed their original compositions solo, as a duo, trio, quartet and as a large ensemble across a wide variety of events from site-specific installation works to live film scores.

Drawing comparisons to Steve Reich, Glenn Branca and Claude Debussy, the collective have released four albums to significant critical acclaim. Their latest, Twenty-Two Strings, incorporated multiple electric guitars augmented through mechanical preparations. Collaborators include the BBC Philharmonic, Arnold Dreyblatt and experimental instrument builder Yuri Landman.

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Queen Elizabeth Hall
Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer