‘Circuit Des Yeux are currently one of the best live acts in the world – no matter what form they appear in.’ The Quietus
Kings Place and Bird on the Wire are proud to present a double bill with Circuit Des Yeux and Laurence Pike as part of the second season of Luminate.
Haley Fohr is a vocalist, composer and singer-songwriter based in Chicago, Illinois. Her musical endeavors focus around our human condition, and her 10-year career as Circuit Des Yeux has grown into one of America’s most successful efforts to connect the personal to the universal.
She is most distinctly identified by her 4-octave voice and unique style of 12-string guitar. Her mysterious Jackie Lynn project landed her on the cover of Wire Magazine in August of 2016. Her recent works include an Original Soundtrack for Charles Bryant’s silent film Salomé (1923), commissioned by Opera North, and a critically acclaimed 2017 album Reaching For Indigo, released on Drag City Records.
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Prolific Australian percussionist/composer Laurence Pike returns in May 2019 with his second solo album for The Leaf Label in as many years, following on from 2018’s techno-spiritual jazz suite, Distant Early Warning.
Pike has been operating at the cutting edge of the electronic, rock and jazz music worlds for the better part of two decades with a slew of critically acclaimed releases to his name as part of forward-thinking groups such as PVT, Triosk, and recently Szun Waves (with their acclaimed 2018 release New Hymn To Freedom), as well as collaborations with the likes of Liars, legendary jazz pianist Mike Nock, Bill Callahan, Prefuse 73 and D.D Dumbo to name a few.
Performing with little more than a drum kit and sampler, Pike’s savant solo performances are a transcendental journey through his own jazz history and the electronic experimentation of his bands.
💡 Luminate 💡
In this monthly series, we shine a light into the crucible of new music creation today, revealing exhilarating cross-currents in sound and style.
From contemporary orchestral composition to shimmering electronic sound worlds, musical expression is becoming less defined by genre, more framed by its emotional and cultural contexts.
Luminate taps into this bold, exploratory landscape in a series of shows that will provoke and inspire.