Sounds from the Ground: Nkisi, KMRU, Ashley Holmes

16 May 2024

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Thu, 16 May
19:30 – 23:00

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Tickets £10 - £15 (plus booking fee)

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Experimental sound performances by artists Nkisi, KMRU and Ashley Holmes


Join us for a hypnotic and sensorial evening of live experimental electronic music by Nkisi, KMRU and Ashley Holmes at SADACCA’s GMill, with sound provided by Sinai Sound System. Expect ambient dream-like noise, dark synthesiser melodies, hyper-modern club sounds and intricate Afrocentric percussion. 

The event is part of Skylarking, an exhibition and public programme by Sheffield-based artist, DJ and broadcaster Ashley Holmes, that explores the relationship between landscapes, music and belonging. Sounds from the Ground is a series of workshops and performances that explore landscapes and ecologies through sound.

Nkisi is a visual artist, musician, DJ and producer creating futuristic and powerful sonics influenced by ancient Kongo rhythms, rhythmic noise, our planetary electromagnetic grid, and experimental improvisation. She has performed her electrifying and energetic sets widely across the UK and Europe. 

Sound artist and producer KMRU is internationally acclaimed for his ambient experimental music releases, creative compositions, installations and performances. His works use methods of field recording, improvisation, noise, machine learning, radio art and expansive drones.

Ashley Holmes is a multidisciplinary artist working across sound, video, radio broadcasts and performance whose work explores the language, sound, movement and foundations of Black musical tradition. Since early 2019 he has facilitated Open Deck – a series of gatherings giving space to collectively listen and discuss relationships to music and oral histories. He also hosts Tough Matter, a radio programme broadcast monthly on NTS Radio.

A bar serving alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks will be available. There are no cloakroom facilities.

This is a standing event. The GMill space at SADACCA has step-free access to the rear of GMill, the front entrance has one low step. There is a disabled toilet that can be opened by request which is approximately 60 metres away in a different building and involves a short journey outside. This event will not use strobe lighting. 

If you have any questions about access or want to make an access request please email us at admin@artscatalyst.org

Tickets for this event are priced at different tiers to make them as accessible as possible. Should your financial circumstances mean you cannot afford a low income ticket please request one via admin@artscatalyst.org. We will not ask you to prove your income status we just ask you to be honest about your financial situation.

For Tickets Visit - https://ra.co/events/1872219

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