Brighter Sound and Test Card present Test Card Live: 007, a night of new commissions, audiovisual performance and experimentation, delivered as part of BBC Music Day.
Test Card Live is a showcase of artists, musicians and performers exploring the development of new technologies and techniques in the area of audiovisual performance. The seventh edition of the showcase will feature a headline performance from audio visual artist Michael Lightborne, commissioned work from Benjamin Finney and Michael-JonMizra, and Test Card resident video artistElle Bulger.We commissioned Benjamin and Michael-Jon through our ‘Change Or Be Changed’ programme to write an original piece of music, of any genre, in response to the changing times of the music industry. We’re delighted to premiere their work at Texture, one of Manchester’s coolest new venues as part of Test Card Live. Doors will be open from 7pm.
Lost Cities / Difference Engine is an audiovisual performance that draws upon the notion of the anthropophage – the culture eater and armchair traveller – to find a route into a pulsating neon jungle of tribalism and myth, re-tooled for a confusing neo-liberal present. Weaponised plants and psycho-active waters, oil-black skies and ritual sleepwalking. Ideology is magic, and the air is thick with it.