It’s been a quiet start to the year as far as observable activity is concerned, but behind the scenes it has been full on.

The first work to break ground will be ‘So Below’, a one-off performance with my sometime collaborator Maarten Vos at the Glasgow University Memorial Chapel, supported by the PRS Foundation and Cryptic.

I don’t want to go into too much detail on what to expect but it will be immersive, will incorporate cello, electronics and multi-channel surround, and will take place at night.

Hopefully some of you can make it.

Wed 3rd April, 8pm. Tickets are £10/£7 and available here.

Thought I’d better post about the new live shows, as I’ve changed things round a bit for the new album.

I’ll now be doing two different shows as Alex Smoke, one for dancefloors and one for watching and listening.

The first is like my old live show but totally reworked and incorporating new hardware and nearly all new music. It will be billed as the usual ‘Alex Smoke Live’.

The second is a much more esoteric mix of sound and visuals, and aimed more as a gig, with Florence To in charge of the visual elements. It will be billed as ‘Alex Smoke – L.O.W A/V’.

I’ll be posting a dancefloor live set soon, but for now these videos are teasers for the A/V show.

Transcend15

As a precursor to the Transcending installation in Glasgow Cathedral later in the year, myself and Florence To will be doing a one-off show at Cafe OTO in East London.

We shall be incorporating elements of the research we have done so far to create an immersive A/V performance, utilising aspects of brain entrainment, psychoacoustics, modal music and ritual.

That’s all well and good I hear you say, but most importantly it should be something different to wrap your ears and eyes around. It will NOT be me standing at my modular making squeaking noises, like a mouse stuck in a tube, while Flo puts the strobe on.

Booking details and further info here: https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/cov-alex-menzies-florence/