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Ariel 2.0 - KAREN GWYER

14. 08. 2015 6:30 PM


On releases for No Pain in Pop and Opal Tapes, Karen creates digital psychedelia toying with kosmische repetition, manipulated vocals, drone and expansive electro pop. She’s been compared to OPN and Julianna Barwick, and her latest work brings to mind Prurient’s recent dabbling in dark techno.

“Gwyer parents a frosty ambience that chills the ear whilst skeletal percussion – influenced by her love of Malian music – ripples like pebble-struck water.” DIY (on ‘Needs Contimuum’)



Bringing together an international line-up of artists, ARIEL 2.0 is an eclectic programme of vocal articulations. From sung and spoken word to sampled speech and rap, this series of performances recontextualises the assortment of artists in the Bold Tendencies car park auditorium space. In so doing, it embraces the performative voice that is guided by computers, informed by online life and shaped by the forces of the information age.

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