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.
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.