A Winged Victory For The Sullen

Kranky Records Presents

A Winged Victory For The Sullen

Loscil

Thu, March 26, 2015

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

First Unitarian Sanctuary

Philadelphia, PA

$15.00 - $16.00

This event is all ages

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A Winged Victory For The Sullen
A Winged Victory For The Sullen
A Winged Victory for the Sullen is a collaboration between Adam Wiltzie (Stars of the Lid) and contemporary classical composer, Dustin O’Halloran.

After releasing a first glimpse in the form of the ‘Atomos VII’ EP earlier this year, A Winged Victory For The Sullen finally reveal their second full-length album entitled ‘Atomos’, which besides familiar piano, string and drone sounds also sees the duo introduce flurries of electronics, harp and modular synthesisers.

Wayne McGregor, founder of Random Dance Company and resident choreographer at the Royal Ballet, chose to play the album repeatedly during practices with his core group of dancers. After noticing the group’s reaction with the music, he contacted Adam and Dustin to see if they could write the score for his new oeuvre for his Random Dance Company. The duo were given complete artistic freedom and they treated the score with the same care and attention as their debut album. They recorded more than sixty minutes of music over a four-month period during the summer of 2013 across studios in Brussels, Berlin and Reykjavik, with the help of their long time collaborative sound engineer Francesco Donadello. During the recording process they realised, that this would become their official second studio album. McGregor provided them with the inspiration to expand their sound palette into more electronic territory, whilst keeping their signature chamber sound, resulting in a very unique record.

“As a wise man once said, one who procrastinates their own choosing will inevitably have their choice served to them by circumstance. We had virtually no time for second guessing ourselves. That being said, we tried to balance the discordance between being creative, and fulfilling our duties for a commissioned soundtrack with a very strict deadline, and all the while staying true to our collective melancholy.‘’ – Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie

“We never imagined 2013 would be such an explosively creative year. The first record took us two years from start to finish, but in the micro span of time over last summer we were able to change the formula for the way we write, record, and let go. It was incredibly liberating.” – Dustin O’Halloran
Loscil
Loscil
The serene ambient compositions of Loscil come courtesy of Vancouver-based musician Scott Morgan. Taking his moniker from the “looping oscillator” function in the computer music language Csound, Morgan uses computer-based audio processing and the occasional live instrument to build robust, droning soundscapes.

Loscil’s self-released album, A New Demonstration of Thermodynamic Tendencies, caught the ear of the Chicago independent label Kranky, who in turn signed Morgan’s project and released Triple Point in October of 2001. Since then, Morgan has gone on to release 6 additional full length albums with Kranky including 2014’s Sea Island. In light of Loscil’s exclusive track “Umbra” on Ghostly International’s 2006 compilation Idol Tryouts 2, Ghostly partnered with Morgan in 2009 for the EP Strathcona Variations. Morgan has periodically collaborated with other labels for special projects including 2012’s City Hospital book report on Dublin’s WistRec and 2011’s Coast/Range/Arc on Italy’s Glacial Movements.

Loscil has toured internationally and played respected festivals and events such as Mutek, New Forms, Decibel, Substrata, Tone Deaf, AKOUSMA, Wordless Music and more. In addition to his loscil duties, Morgan has played drums for acclaimed Vancouver indie-rock band Destroyer and has created music for dance, film, television and video games.
Venue Information:
First Unitarian Sanctuary
2125 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
http://r5productions.com