Cryptic at The Glad CafeAlex / Past Projects
Following Cryptic’s music residency at Cove Park, we bring you an eclectic triple bill of live electronic music from Scotland, Vietnam and Russia, with the aim to benefit both body and mind. Written as part of a Fellowship with the NHS, exploring the relationship between health and sound, Alex Smoke’s Eirini is a soothing suite of electronics and live processing. Blending soaring vocal loops, textured found sound, and warm synthesis, LinhHafornow builds dense, engaging soundscapes featuring her native K’ni (mouth violin) which lead listeners through an intricate patchwork of emotions. Inspired by the structure of the universe and the evolution of the human species, Aeger Smoothie’s part-improvised audiovisual project allows him to perform tracks that respond, and encourage us, to reflect on our personal journeys and empathise with each other through this shared creative experience. Aeger Smoothie is part of the British Council UK-Russia Year of Music/2019.
“Little did Cryptic know just how much people were about to crave head massaging, pulse slowing, health boosting music.” The Wire
Streamed live from The Glad Cafe.
Kindly supported by: Creative Scotland, PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development Partnership, British Council, the UK Russia Year of Music 2019 & Cove Park
Image: Neil Jarvie