YUKO ARAKI - LIVE EVENT - MIDDLESBROUGH
Our MONDAY NIGHT IN MIDDLESBROUGH 2023 programme, funded by Arts Council England, has concluded...but we have 3 more self funded shows for you before the year is out!
YUKO ARAKI - Python Gallery, Middlesbrough, Thursday 16 November
Yuko Araki is one of a number of young female artists emerging from Japan that are redefining the outer boundaries of noise, post-industrial techno and experimental electronics.
Raised as a pianist, Araki’s teenage obsession with metal opened a gateway towards various types of intense sonics. Exploring a diverse range music projects over the past decade (KUUNATIC, Concierto de la Familia), her solo work resolved in 2019 after she developed an approach to analog freeform analog noise, releasing her first EP “I” (Gerpfast Collective) and her debut album “II” (Commando Vanessa). Working with a reductive set of tools, her methodology was to create work that created a sense of timbral intensity and complexity through a weaving together of competing elements.
In 2021 Australian Label Room40 released “End of Trilogy”, a record of unpredictable momentum and tempered ferocity. Even at its most intense, Yuko Araki’s work maintains a sense of playfulness, and a determination not to succumb to mere sonic nihilism. Drawing on techniques borrowed from 70s prog-rock and even free jazz, she dissolves expectation and in the process reveals an utterly personal approach to noise and experimental electronics
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As with all our shows, if you are feeling the financial pain of the current economic situation, there are reduced price tickets available. Its outside of our funded programme this one, so there is a cost this time, but a heavily discounted one!
All advance purchases receive a free IC DL code for use on our bandcamp page