Fri, 29 Apr|
DANSE MACABRE #2: AJA (Live)
DANSE MACABRE returns for an evening of industrial, techno & hardware electronics with shapeshifting sound and performance artist AJA Ireland. Support sets from Lupini, Lucy Grey, Caroline the DJ, UTAV (Live) & Christopher Connor.
Time & Location
29 Apr 2022, 22:00
Liverpool, 17 Love Ln, Liverpool L3 7DD, UK
About the event
Aja Ireland is an award-winning sound and performance artist making deconstructed club and industrial techno whose live shows are described in The WIRE Magazine as “Shifting from ethereal diffusions to potent explosions." With 3 successful UK and European tours, selling out multiple shows and headlining major festivals such as CTM, Sonic Acts and Supersonic, the new live performances reveal a new, vulnerable transformation of the performer; shedding make-up and costumes and bringing a brand-new digital collaboration in the form of new visuals to the live shows in 2022.
AJA’s latest album “SLUG” was released on Opal Tapes in October 2021 and explored themes of warped beauty, oozing translucency and distortions. The project received funding from Outlands, Fat Out and Near Now which produced digital collaborations with artists BORA and LULALOOP to create a virtual avatar, and costumes which were turned into live visuals and a music video.
“Her experimentation with field recordings and the limits of sound make for a captivating sonic experience, while the attention to the visual is reminiscent of the theatricality of artists such as Peaches.” - The Quietus
“She transforms into some kind of giant. It is as if she becomes a 100-foot-tall Ann Darrow and the audience a relatively tiny gorilla, shaking in her gargantuan grip.” - VICE Magazine