AF20: King Midas Sound presents Solitude + Maria W. Horn + Ben Bertrand

Deep listening evening culminating in Kevin Martin (The Bug) and vocalist Roger Robinson's heartbreaking lament on loneliness and loss.

20:00 doors
20:15 Ben Bertrand
21:00 Maria W. Horn
22:00 King Midas Sound presents Solitude
23:00 end

“Without exaggeration, it is one of the bleakest testaments to heartbreak in the annals of recorded sound.” 

Pitchfork about Solitude by King Midas Sound

King Midas Sound is Kevin Martin (The Bug) and vocalist Roger Robinson. They present their new album Solitude, a perfect match with the theme of Artefact 2020 : Alone Together. Solitude is a heartbreaking lament of a crumbling relationship and the unbearable sorrow of loneliness. Carried by Kevin Martin’s desolate dub and ambient landscape, the spoken word lamento of Robinson’s baritone sends shivers down your spine.

Swedish composer Maria W. Horn manipulates time and space with sonic extremes. Repetitive patterns, long notes and strong visual and aural stimuli characterise her music, bringing the listener in a state of supreme concentration and mental isolation. Think of Caterina Barbieri or Kali Malone with a touch of black metal. In October she released the EP Epistasis, which she performs live with an AV show with immersive light design.

Opener of the night is Brussels based bass clarinet virtuoso Ben Bertrand. He adds loods and sound effects to his instrument, creating a delicate ambient universe reminiscent of the great Gavin Bryars.

Concert en expo combineren? Dat kan met de sound-rondleiding! Een gids leidt je vanaf 19:00 door de expo, en je bent om 20:00 klaar voor de concerten. Inschrijven kan via de link hieronder.

“Martin and Robinson cycle through stages of grief, derision, self-hatred and abject loneliness with an honesty that could make you flinch.”

Resident Advisor about King Midas Sound - Solitude (4.3/5)
  • Thu 27 Feb
  • 20:00 - 23:00


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At the door
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€10 STUK card / culture card

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€8 STUK card / culture card

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