PROGRESS BAR AMSTERDAM S01E02
CLUB NIGHT FOR INTERNATIONAL ART AND MUSIC
26 MARCH 2016
PARADISO NOORD, AMSTERDAM
LAFAWNDAH, PYUR, FIS, BROOD MA, ITAL TEK & VIRAL RADIO
Lighthouse and Sonic Acts present a special season of Progress Bar in Amsterdam. A lively mix of talks, screenings, performances and DJ sets, Progress Bar is a night of “cutting edge thinking and dancing” (FACT Magazine 2015), that connects artists and audiences across the globe, and celebrates the work of contemporary culture’s most exciting names, from vanguard music producers and filmmakers to pioneering artists and activists.
This second edition features live performances from Lafawndah, Fis, Brood Ma, Ital Tek and PYUR, and talks by London-based games and digital arts studio Werkflow, and new WARP-signing Lafawndah, and a special DJ set from Lighthouse’s Viral Radio.
See photos of Progress Bar Amsterdam: January 2016, featuring King Midas Sound, Endgame and Kamixlo.
“Fantastical, not exotic – the Egyptian-Iranian performer draws on her heritage to create pop from another planet.” – Adam Bychawski, The Guardian.
Releasing her first self-titled EP in 2014 and her second, TAN, earlier this year, Lafwndah’s music is imbued with influences from Middle Eastern and Caribbean rhythms to those taken from her time working with EDM producers such as Teengirl Fantasy and L-Vis 1990 in New York.
Originally from Bavaria, emerging music producer and visual artist PYUR now lives in Berlin, the centre of Europe’s electronic music scene. Her, yet-to-be released, work is inspired by the natural world and human relationships.
Since 2012, New Zealand-born music producer FIS has released numerous singles, EPs and the album The Blue Quicksand Is Going Now (2015). Leaving his drum’n’bass beginnings behind, today, he is described as an artist who “comes from dance music, but attempts to break free of its conventions to pursue something otherworldly,” producing work that “ranks among the most original electronic music in recent years” – Resident Advisor.
Genre-spanning London-based producer Brood Ma, aka James B Stringer, is known for twisting staple club signifiers into otherworldly shapes. His latest album Daze, released by Tri Angle records in February, described by the label as “a dizzying, exhilarating and terrifying soundtrack to dystopia,” is his most deliberate dancefloor statement yet.
Brighton-based music producer ITAL TEK (aka Alan Myson) released his fifth album Hollowed in March. Whereas his previous album Nebula Dance was described by NME as “clusters of dizzying breakbeats and swooning, sad house chords”, Myson states that in Hollowed he is “moving away from dance music and letting sound inhabit a space without shoving everything at the listener in the first few bars”.
EVENT DETAILS AND BOOKING
Date: 26 March 2016
Venue: Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin, Tolhuisweg 2, 1031 KT Amsterdam
Times: 9pm-4am (doors open 8.30pm) €12,50
Tickets: €12,50. Purchase on Ticketmaster or on the door (card only)
Enquiries: Sonic Acts
Progress Bar Amsterdam is presented by Lighthouse, in partnership with Sonic Acts. Sonic Acts was founded in 1994. It has initiated numerous projects and festivals with an interdisciplinary approach and a strong focus on contemporary and historical developments at the intersection of art, technology, music and science. Recent projects – often in collaboration with partner organisations throughout Europe – include the recently launched Sonic Acts Academy, Dark Ecology, the Kontraste Festival in Austria and the internationally touring Vertical Cinema project, as well as The Geologic Imagination festival, which took place in Amsterdam in 2015.
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