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Wysing Arts Centre launch new record label Wysing Polyphonic

The Cambridge based arts venue and festival will launch imprint at London's ICA this month

Wysing Arts Centre has set up a new record label called Wysing Polyphonic. The first release will come from Ectopia, a group consisting of Adam Christensen, Jack Brennan and Viki Steiri, who performed at Wysing’s annual music festival in 2015. “The label is a natural extension of our festival and it was inspired by hearing Ectopia play and wanting to make their music available to a wide audience,” explains Director Donna Lynas. “We are looking forward to more releases by the artists and musicians we work with.” The arts centre also plans to build a recording studio in the summer of 2017, a project that will allow for the commission of future releases and radio broadcasts.

The label will launch on 23 March at London's ICA and feature live performances from Ectopia themselves as well as N-Prolenta, a UK live debut for xname (aka London based Italian producer Eleonora Oreggia) and dance music collective and zine SIREN, who fight for the equal representation of women and non-binary people.

The label is an extension of the art centre's 2017 focus on 'many voices', which will also be the theme of their music festival which is set to take place this September. Wysing Polyphonic will launch on 23 March at London ICA.