We kick off 2019 with an exclusive unreleased recording by Kcin, the new project of Sydney drummer & producer Nicholas Meredith.
His sound-world, although wet through with electronic and digital elements, draws significantly from the natural world: monolithic structures, human biology, water. Working with themes of uncertainty and environmental change. His music is deeply personal and highly visceral. Moving from moments of stillness to complete sonic destruction. Meredith's history as a jazz drummer and improviser combined with his embrace of the infinite opportunities offered by technology infuse these compositions with a freedom of rhythm and structure that is energising.
On his exclusive piece, Without Warning, All At Once, Kcin says:
"This piece was realised at the end of a day long recording session with Jack Prest. Despite it being completely improvised and unplanned, the themes which resonated closely throughout the days recording process were those of hopelessness and loss, optimism and strength. The album I had just recorded is essentially a ‘break up album’ and I was feeling pretty destructive, confused and angry. The drums were played live into a variety of effects processors and guitar pedals manipulated by Jack in the control room. He would send those sounds back into the live room where I was, through an assortment of amps, pedals and broken speakers for me to play with."
During this show, we will also be checking out what experiemental music events are happening at Sydney Festival 2019.
Image Credit: Dan O’toole (EARS)