NYX with Iona Fortune | Flora Yin-Wong + commune

By on January 30, 2019

NYX and Iona Fortune will conduct a liminal ceremony, re-embodying digital instrumentation and live electronics. Following recent commissions at Berlin’s Atonal Festival and Dark Mofo in Tasmania, Iona will join NYX to continue sonic exploration of the I Ching, it’s symbology, inherent energy & cosmological significance.

Iona Fortune is a composer/producer hailing from Glasgow, Scotland. Inspired by Eastern philosophy, her music is influenced by oriental sounds and features a palette of instruments that includes the Guzheng, Gamelan and EMS Synthi AKS. Debuting on Optimo Music in 2017, her first album Tao of I (the first of an 8-part series of releases exploring the hexagrams of the I-Ching) received much critical acclaim & saw her supporting various artists including Laraaji, Factory Floor and Oliver Coates in her hometown as well as a full UK tour opening for rock legends Shellac.

Following this, she was involved in a special one-off event at De School’s art gallery De Aula as part of ADE. Employing an unusual composition technique that involves inner cultivation, one could say her sonic world exists somewhere out of the realm of the ordinary.

NYX is an electronic drone choir amplifying mindful experiences, psycho-acoustics and sound healing through an immersive exploration of ambient, noise and electronic music. Over the series, NYX has invited each collaborator to perform in a deep listening space, replacing digital instruments and field recordings with collective female modulated or organic voice, improvising new material, interacting with original NYX compositions and together, creating a euphoric collective experience for audiences.

London-born, Chinese-Malaysian producer, writer and DJ, Flora Yin-Wong works with field recordings, dissonance, and influences from contemporary club culture. Her debut releases via PAN’s ‘mono no aware’ double LP, ‘City God’, a tape release on New York’s PTP – were inspired by Daoist traditions in regards to tutelary deities and the afterlife, using distorted sounds from temples, to traditional influences – and will have new forthcoming material on PAN this year.

Besides contributions to Objects Ltd and Caridad Records alongside Lolina, Amalia Ulman, Oliver Coates etc, she has remixed Giant Swan’s Mun Sing, J Colleran, Halcyon Veil’s Celyn June, Eaves, Scintii, and bod (Danse Noire) etc. She has performed live at the likes of New York’s ISSUE Project Room, Somerset House, Volksbühne Theatre Berlin, and Cafe OTO where she has been guest curator, and played at 3HD Festival, Berghain, Corsica Studios, Barcelona’s Razzmatazz, and beyond.

commune is a London-based collective that curate music and film events, host a monthly radio show on Balamii and create bespoke print projects.

NYX with Iona Fortune | Flora Yin-Wong + commune will be held at The Pickle Factory Sunday 3rd February 2019.

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