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What’s a performance without a live audience?

Ahead of Late Junction heading to the TUSK Virtual 2020 festival, Verity Sharp considers the role of the audience in live music with Fielding Hope of London’s Cafe Oto.

Ahead of Late Junction heading to the TUSK Virtual 2020 festival to host an online stage, we look at the phenomenon of remote performances that have proliferated over lockdown. Can the electricity of being in the same room, the communal experience of togetherness, be replicated through an electronic screen? Or is this the future for more sustainable, accessible live music?

Verity Sharp is joined by Fielding Hope, who runs experimental arts venue Cafe Oto in east London, to discuss how artists have adapted their performance for the virtual space and the music that has been created in response to these restraints.

Elsewhere, there’s Tunisian electronics inspired by Hindu mythology, solo violin experimentations based on space telescope data and field recordings of sonic landscapes imagining a biologically enhanced future.

Produced by Katie Callin.
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  • Ute Kanngiesser

    5am

  • Peter Broderick

    Stop and Listen

  • Sunny Blacks Band

    Se Ba Ho

  • Zuli

    Kiwi Meld

  • Ammar 808

    Marivere gati

  • Martin Green

    The Portal

  • Cosmo Sheldrake

    Nightjar

  • Elite Barbarian

    Gnat Trap

  • Zoe Gilby

    River Man

  • Elaine Mitchener

    Improvisation

  • Lil' Jurg Frey

    Live Performance

  • Nine Inch Nails

    I'm not from this world

  • Biga Yut

    Walah

  • Τάσος Στάμου

    Drama

  • Psarandonis

    Mikio Kopelidaki

  • Michi Wiancko

    Planetary Candidate

  • Mort Garson

    Dragonfly

  • Sophia Loizou

    Celestial Web

  • Oren Ambarchi

    Salt

  • Johnnie Frierson

    Have you been good to yourself

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