Hand to Earth will play as part of an incredible line up for Soft Centre at VIVID.
Following their first outing in 2022, SOFT CENTRE Festival returns to Vivid Sydney with a full precinct takeover of Carriageworks.
Traversing leftfield club, noise and ambient music, alongside experimental dance and endurance performances, live A/V concerts, digital art and large-scale lightworks, SOFT CENTRE is a multi-sensory festival experience unlike any other. Ecstatic, extreme and staunchly experimental, the program presents an eclectic mix of cutting-edge creators from the local and global underground.
11th June 2023
245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh NSW (Eora)
1pm – 11:30pm
David Yipininy Wilfred – Yidaki
Daniel Wilfred – Voice and Bilma
Sunny Kim – Vocals and Electronics
Peter Knight – Trumpet and Electronics
Aviva Endean – Clarinet and Electronics
Highlights include kaoss.in, a collaborative A/V performance between Finnish duo Amnesia Scanner (PAN) and digital provocateur Freeka Tet. Characterised by a deep fascination with system vulnerabilities, informational overload, and sensory excess, this closing concert fuses grotesque online aesthetics in hyper detailed 16K fantasy colour with AS’ signature avant-EDM sound. NTS resident and club iconoclast aya (Hyperdub) presents a new live set, contorting language, dialect, gender and sexuality between controlled bursts of rhythm, noise and aural goop. Combining barbed industrial dancefloor forms with nu-metal, rap and noise, NY duo deli girls make their long-awaited Australian debut. Spanning continents and cultures, Hand to Earth is a rare collaboration between Yolgnu songman, Daniel & David Wilfred and Korean vocalist Sunny Kim, who sing in their native languages over hypnotic soundscapes composed by Peter Knight & Aviva Endean.
Bay 17 will house a mammoth 22m projector screen for immersive A/V performances, including VOID a collaboration between Kenya’s deconstructed club pioneer Slikback and longtime Aphex Twin VJ Weirdcore. DIY Queer filmmakers Garden Reflexxx accompany ambient composer Lydian Dunbar (Tralala Blip, Room 40) and Corin (UIQ) x Tristan Jalleh present the Australian premiere of Lux Aeterna, exploring the possibilities of a heightened collective consciousness in times of crisis.
Renowned for their unique collaborations, SOFT CENTRE will also showcase a suite of newly commissioned cross-disciplinary works. Needlemouth sees Marcus Whale playing a hungry ghost plagued by insatiable desire alongside Eugene Choi, with costuming by Megan Hanson; Gamilaraay rappers T-Breezy and Walkerboy team up with Trackwork’s label boss Utility, previewing tracks off their hotly anticipated forthcoming mixtape ‘South’s Most Wanted, and Harrison Hall + Sam Mcgilp team up with Prairie WWWW, a Taipei-based media art collective, to present BC, a hybrid live/digital dance work of impossible choreography, biomimicry and techno-morphology.