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WATCH: Lia Mice's Supernormal 2019 Set
Christian Eede , September 4th, 2019 18:56

The Optimo Music-affiliated producer and instrument designer captured live at last month's event in Oxfordshire

As we roll into our third week of highlights from last month's edition of Supernormal festival, next up is a set from London-based producer Lia Mice.

Her 45-minute set, captured in full above by IMPATV, sees her roll through a raft of material from last year's electro-tinged, Optimo Music-released album The Sampler as a Time Machine. Complete with a percussion instrument designed by Lia herself, her set is a collision of tripped-out lights and off-kilter industrial-tinged pop.

"The large lit-up sonic sculpture is my newest instrument," she explains. "It's called The Prism Bell. Supernormal was the first time it was performed live. Janine A’Bear joined me onstage to perform it. The Prism Bell has sensors on each rod that communicate with a sound-generating algorithm, meaning that the tone changes depending how hard you hit it. The sound can get pretty nasty so we think we have coined a new genre: 'Sequin Industrial'.

"Other members of the crew that you can't see on stage are costume and makeup wizard Natalie Sharp (LONE Taxidermist) who will expand this concept for my upcoming live AV set opening for Objekt and Ezra Miller at Islington Assembly Hall on the 12th of September. The tour visuals were created by my ELECTROLIGHTS AV collaborator They Said They Saw (Iqono Ltd), who made these visuals for me to take on my record release tour for The Sampler As A Time Machine. All the songs I performed at Supernormal are live remixes of tracks from that album."

Remember that you can read tQ's review of this year's edition of the festival here and check Cucina Povera and Zu's sets from the festival here and here respectively.

You can catch Lia live, supporting Objekt's new audiovisual show with Ezra Miller, at London's Islington Assembly Hall on September 12. Final tickets are available here.