The Rest is Noise x ADE: Ben Frost + Jlin
20:30 - 23:00
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ | Piet Heinkade 1, Amsterdam
Scorching new shows by Ben Frost & Jlin
During Amsterdam Dance Event The Rest is Noise explores the boundaries of dance music in this double bill with two of the most extraordinary artists of our time. Following his blistering performances in 2012, 2013 and 2014, Ben Frost is back with a new AV show, which he will present on the opening night of Amsterdam Dance Event. None other than Jlin signs for the opening set.
A heady electronic concoction of dark noise, subsonic bass and eerie synthesizer tones, Ben Frost’s music engulfs the listener in awe-inspiring waves of sound. The Australian composer’s goal is to convey raw power, and he is duly renowned for the intensity of his live shows. His foremost sources of inspiration include the rock concerts he attended in his youth and the volatile landscapes of Iceland, where he currently lives.
Ben Frost garnered critical acclaim for the albums he released on the Bedroom Community label, which he co-founded with composer Nico Muhly and producer Valgeir Sigurðsson. His first opera, The Wasp Factory (2013), was based on the eponymous novel by Iain Banks. In addition to film scores and television soundtracks, he has produced music for modern dance performances by Wayne McGregor/Random Dance and Akram Khan. And as a producer, he has collaborated with Tim Hecker, Colin Stetson and Brian Eno, among others.
A show of such distinction demands a worthy second act: Jlin became a dance festival hot ticket following the release of her critically acclaimed debut, Dark Energy, which was voted best album of 2015 by The Wire magazine’s contributors. Her recently released second album, Black Origami, offers yet another highly personal and mysterious take on juke and footwork, the rhythmically charged electronic dance music genre from Chicago. Jlin was mentored by footwork pioneers RP Boo and DJ Rashad, and has collaborated with Holly Herndon, William Basinski and dancer Avril Stormy Unger, among others.