Published by: Arbella Frahn-Starkie | 18-Aug-2018
Live electronic composition and bodily practice conspire to create a mesmerising audio-visual landscape. @melbfringe @testinggrounds #criticalmass18
Venue: Testing Grounds
Address: 1-23 City Rd, Southbank
Date: 26h, 27th, 28th September 2018
Time: 8pm
Ticket: $20 Full, $15 Concession
Buy / Ticket: https://melbournefringe.com.au/event/polito-x-visual-display/
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Real-time modular synthesis and evolving beat foundations create a transfixing sonic journey. Sound and movement are anchored to each other, introspectively reacting and evolving through a continuous form. Moments of euphoria emerge out of and supersede the mundane. Forms align, hyperextending into a blurry dissonance before snapping back into sublime harmony.

POLITO X VISUAL DISPLAY is a collaboration between musicians Robert Downie and Finn Langham and performers Arabella Frahn-Starkie and Hillary Goldsmith, all recent graduates from the Victorian College of the Arts. Downie and Langham formed Polito after finding a common interest in creating hypnotic techno with a strong musical emphasis. Langham's background is in video game composition and disco music, while Downie creates dreamy psychedelic pop under the alias Uncle Bobby. Frahn-Starkie and Goldsmith were dreaming of ways for contemporary dance to be consumed in a similar context to live music. From there, the collaboration began. By fusing the forms, it is in the hopes of the artists to strike a balance. A symbiosis of sound and movement. Bringing the club to the theatre and the theatre to the club.

This performance is presented as part of Critical Mass.

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