Thursday 1st August at the Rossi Bar: Meljoann / Simon Pyke / Marienbad

Meljoann: Disturbing R&B, hyper-capitalist video testimonials
Simon Pyke: Presents high fidelity 4/4
Marienbad: PlunderDSP xenoarthropod ambience

Former Skam and Warp artist Simon Pyke revisits the Spirit of Gravity with a side step to his regular abstractions with a set of slow burning 4/4 dance floor meditations.
Simon has contributed to a diverse array of projects. These includes collaborating with Hans Zimmer on a surround sound installation for BMW, soundtracking a projection show at the Sydney Opera House, and complete television rebrands for SKY TV and MTV. Additionally, he has soundtracked major multi-room exhibitions, such as the Universal Everything Lifeforms show.
Simon emerged onto the scene during the wave of innovation within electronic music in the mid-1990s. During this period, he released music on various labels, including Warp Records, and graced live stages at iconic venues such as the Pompidou Centre in Paris and the Sonar Festival in Barcelona. He last played at The Spirit of Gravity about 18 months ago.

Meljoann is a hyperjack producer from Ireland. Her sound pits soulful vocals against spiky lyrics; lush synths against industrial noise. In the US, her tracks have been championed by Pitchfork, Beats Per Minute, XLR8 and KEXP radio. Since moving to Brighton, UK she’s been supported by Gemma Bradley at BBC, Dummy Mag, HMUK and the Arts Council of England. Irish endorsement includes Dan Hegarty, Cian Ó Cíobháin and Tara Stewart at RTÉ radio, Irish Times, Nialler9, and Hot Press.

Marienbad: elements of noise, glitch, ambient, drone, field recordings and the like heavily processed.

Chris [Symmetrical Forces] creates live visuals for each performance using his own lo-fi footage, dusty VHS tapes and obscure videos from the internet to create futuristic images from the past overlayed with out-of-reach memories and vague fragments of lost visions.

The Rossi Bar is a small grade II building, and they are restricted with how they can improve access for anyone with mobility issues. The live music venue is located in the basement, which can only be accessed by a short spiral staircase. More accessibility information and images of the venue are in this document:

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“The Spirit of Gravity: making experimental music a threat again – since 2001”

Thursday 1st August 2024 | 8pm – 10.30pm | £5 (cash only)
Downstairs @ The Rossi Bar
8 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3WA