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Outlands Announces Third Tour
Christian Eede , August 29th, 2018 11:39

Kyoka, Grischa Lichtenberger and YTAC will take part in the third stage of the ongoing Outlands series

Kyoka, Grischa Lichtenberger and YTAC have all been confirmed to play for the third part of the Outlands tour series.

Outlands sees a network of promoters of experimental music around the UK come together to present special collaborations and live shows at various venues, with this third part of the series following on from tours for Matana Roberts and Kelly Jayne Jones as well as Yunohana Variations.

This part of the tour has been coordinated by Bradford's Fuse Art Space, who will present their DRIFT concept as part of the tour. Billed as "part club, part installation, part immersive environment", DRIFT is built to take place within a specially constructed space, where motion sensors and microphones monitor the room, the crowd and the performers. It's within this environment that all three acts will play live.

The team behind Fuse Art Space explain more about the concept thusly: "We wanted to make something between a traditional exhibition, where an artist creates a work to be experienced by an audience, and an interactive environment where the output is generated by the viewer. DRIFT v1, launched in 2015, was silent - it listened to the audience, and reacted to their sound and movement. Right at the end of the installation, we invited Ren Schofield (who also goes by the name Container) to play inside DRIFT, and it was a bit of an epiphany! The soundsystem set the audio input on fire, and the bounding crowd stimulated the motion sensors in a way we hadn't seen before.

"For this commission, we wanted to maximise this experience. We've worked with Kyoka before, and followed Grischa's work for some time - we know first-hand how skilled they are at controlling sound systems in a very precise way, so the pairing of DRIFT, Kyoka and Grischa was obvious."

The full list of shows for the third part of the Outlands series, as well as the all-important ticket links, can be found here.