Laurel Halo

Friday, September 12, 2014

Electronic musician Laurel Halo performs new works at EMPAC. Halo’s brand of electronic music fuses techno and dance-driven sounds with a heavy dose of synths and samples. Her diverse output incorporates danceable rhythms, meditative aural washes, and pensive vocals into a singular, pulsing whole. Built around a slightly off-kilter sense of time and forward-looking production techniques, her music coheres around themes of physical process and virtual violence.

Argeo Ascani

Laurel Halo is a producer and live electronic musician from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Influenced by her Midwestern roots, Halo’s music speaks to new club ecologies explored through abstract rhythms, chaotic ambience, and moody jazz elements. “Techno is a meditative force that can process darkness and remove problems… in their place, the ideal of a non-threatening, transcended, sexually charged headspace emerges,” she told The Wire. Physical process and temporal drift are recurring motifs in Halo’s discography. She has released two full-length albums on the London-based electronic label Hyperdub Records.

Laurel Halo
Concert Hall
September 12, 2014, 8PM

EMPAC 2014-2015 presentations, residencies, and commissions are supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital, primarily supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, the Boeing Company Charitable Trust, and the New York State Council for the Arts. Special thanks extended to the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts for continued support of artist commissions.

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