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/
We have had to wait a long time to announce this, as we have been getting together the funding and a coordinating with various people to make it happen, but finally it is in the action stages.
Transcending is a new large-scale project that will explore the transformative power of light and sound in a spiritual context, incorporating ideas from the earliest religious practice to the latest scientific research in neuropsychology. It will initially be performed in Glasgow’s St Mungo’s Cathedral, one of the great Medieval buildings of Scotland.
I will be working alongside Florence To, who has a pretty incredible back catalogue of visuals and installations (www.florence-to.com), and who I have worked with on several occasions before. We have decided to create our combined efforts under the name of CÃ¸V.
Further details will be announced in due course.
We are very grateful to the PRS Foundation for their support.