Actress × London Contemporary Orchestra. Photo by Mehdi Lacoste
Originally performed at London’s Barbican in February 2016, and later at Moscow’s Strelka Institute and London Tate Tanks, LAGEOS brings together electronic producer/musician Darren Cunningham aka Actress and The London Contemporary Orchestra. The idea was for “the music to create a synergy between live electronic and acoustic components, not just in the harmonies but in the way the traditional instruments were spliced into new hybrid instruments”. To realise it, Actress and LCO augmented traditional instrumentation with sounds created from objects like temple bowls and plastic bags.