Ariadne – One Night Performance, November 9, 2016

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ARIADNE is an a/v experimental sacred music duo based in Brooklyn, New York comprised of Christine Lanx and Benjamin Forest. With a focus on interspersing the ritualism of ancient spirituality and the secular iconography of the postmodern, ARIADNE flawlessly bridge the two worlds through their intricate musical compositions, striking digital visuals, and captivating live performances. White square
Observance_003: is an audio/visual performance that draws from themes of ecstatic visions, the eternal feminine and dream symbolism depicted in a digital landscape of infinite environments and harsh textures. The performance system developed by ARIADNE for Observance_003 explores the improvisatory interplay of music and visuals mediated by machine learning, physics simulation and motion analysis techniques.White square
Past/future performances: MIT List Visual Arts Center, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Made in NY Media Center by IFP, Elastic Arts (Chicago), Harvestworks (NY), University of Idaho, University of Denver, Reverse Gallery (NY), Trans-Pecos (NY), Bunker Projects (PA), DFBRL8R Performance Art Gallery (Chicago), and Gallery 788 (Baltimore).
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Visit www.ariadnesound.com for more information.
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Press on show:

– “…a bizarrely evocative balance of classicism and experimental electronics.” – Sputnik Music

– “The harvest of nostalgic paranoia.” – Tiny Mix Tapes

– “Tsalal is achingly beautiful, with an undercurrent of distorted serenity.” – Darkfloor

– “Ariadne have impressed upon us an incredible amount of talent and vision…and it’s likely that they’ll be rising quickly among the ranks of experimental musicians in the coming years.” – Heathen Harvest

– “…one comes away from them not only impressed by the vocal control Lanx sustains throughout but also the daring backdrops the duo fashions to accompany her singing—a juxtaposition that is the crux of Ariadne’s distinctive sound.” – Textura

Specifically for OBSERVANCE_003

– Garry McLinn, The Boston Music Intelligencer / MIT List Visual Arts Center, November 2015

– Jackie Jadrnak, Albuquerque Journal / CURRENTS New Media Festival, June 2016

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Ariadne - One Night Performance, November 9, 2016Doug Crocco