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Lucrecia Dalt & Aaron Dilloway

8:30pm doors / 9pm show
$15 general admission / $10 members
Reserve seats: member login or guest registration

The name Lucrecia Dalt may recall her past five albums (her last, Ou, on Care Of Editions), or her previous collaborations with Laurel Halo, or Julia Holter. Her sixth album, and first venture on RVNG Intl, Anticlines, is a volume of bodily and geological substrates within poetic theory and sound. It explores the boundaries and limitations of human consciousness.

Dalt, A former geotechnical engineer from Colombia (now residing in Berlin), crafted the lyrics and music of Anticlines with great concern for boundaries and edges. Paying careful attention to pace, breath, and texture, Dalt microtonally shifts the distance between speech and song while using traditional South American rhythms to support her contemporary electronic composition. The album’s poetic lyrics were written collaboratively between Dalt and Henry Andersen during a weekend in Brussels, Belgium.

Interspersed with the lyrical pieces of Anticlines are instrumental interstitials that demonstrate preceding concepts — as if to say, “this is what antiforms sound like, and this is what the universe’s indifference sounds like.” Dalt’s ongoing experiments with visual artist Regina de Miguel support these ideas, their practice allowing the objects of their attention to slip in and out of being."

“Anticlines live operates in a process of concatenation. It’s like an act of remembering and forgetting what just passed, and I act as a very active vector in the present, allowing the sounds that compose Anticlines to shape, emerge and move into the room. The set cares for dynamics, for space awareness, there are moments of almost silence, if the room and the audience allows for that, but then I move quickly to the other edge, where it almost hurts but it doesn’t. Anticlines live is also an act of simple gestures. Pressing one key generates multiple interactions between vocoders, resonant filters, triggering rhythms, textures and echoes.”  – Lucrecia Dalt

Aaron Dilloway is an experimental musician born in 1976. He is an improvisor and composer originally from Brighton, Michigan who works with the manipulation of 8-Track tape loops in combination with voice, tape delays and various organic and electronic sound sources. A founding member of the industrial noise group Wolf Eyes, Dilloway now resides in Oberlin, OH where he runs Hanson Records and Mailorder.