First Contact

Saturday 1 July 2017

First Contact connected East London to the vastness of space-time and channel other forms of consciousness through a series of performances blending electronic music, science-fiction, visuals and an interstellar light installation. Throughout the night, short messages were flashed to the attention of alien intelligence under the form of light Morse signals.

Line-up: Irene Dresel / The Third Body / Zeta

Irène Drésel devotes herself day and night to electro-techno music surrounded by the peaceful wheatfields. Her hypnotic groove is both monastic and orgasmic.

The Third Body is a mutant environment crossbreeding visuals, voice, animal behaviors, science-fiction and electronic music. Coupled with sensations of avalanches and collapsing matter, The Third Body delves into interspecies music and communication : flickering signals, foraging and echolocation, bioluminescence and stroboscopic bacteria.

Zeta is a London-based musician and audiovisual artist. Influences range from Yellow Magic Orchestra, Francis Bebey, Bruce Haack, The KLF and Mort Garson to the occult, Terence McKenna, the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and Alan Moore's concept of ideaspace.