Chan Centre EXP

Loscil + Rafael Anton Irisarri

Sat Oct 01 2022 8pm
Telus Studio Theatre
"Unique and beautiful contours appear and disappear without fanfare, smeared into other sounds or pure silence. What seems simple on the surface is detailed and textured under close attention."

Vancouver artist Scott Morgan, a.k.a Loscil, takes the stage for his first audiovisual performance since 2019. The concert also marks the live premiere of material from his 2021 album Clara and its companion Lux: Refractions. A stunning meditation on light, shade, and decay, sourced from a single three-minute composition performed by a 22-piece string orchestra in Budapest. The compositions summon a sense of the infinite, swelling and swimming through luminous depths.

American composer Rafael Anton Irisarri has become ubiquitous within the spheres of ambient, drone and electronic music. While Irisarri’s compositions typically field an array of modern ambient overtones threaded through oceanic symphonies with tape loops, bowed electric guitar and vast washes of overdriven sound, his recent debut album for Dais Records, Peripeteia, portray these common themes giving way to metal and classical influences that emphasizes Irisarri’s melancholic tendencies.

Sat Oct 1 2022 8pm
Telus Studio Theatre