Garden of Delete

Oneohtrix Point Never
October 9–16, 2015
Studio 1–Goodman

When Oneohtrix Point Never (aka electronic musician Daniel Lopatin) was last at EMPAC, he and visual artist Nate Boyce developed and debuted a multimedia stage show for the world tour supporting his 2013 album R Plus Seven, released by Warp Records. Upon returning in 2015, he was in residence to develop and premiere the live stage show for his upcoming Garden of Delete world tour.

Daniel Lopatin is known for creating intricate electronic music that is characterized by its emphasis on melody and hypnotic pacing, con- ceptually stylized structures, and extreme use of audio-processing techniques. Early incarna- tions of Oneohtrix Point Never date back to the mid 2000s and drew heavily on the stylistic forms of cutout-bin ambient and new age records, combined with the structure and abrasiveness of noise music.

Newer work has focused on sample-based con- structions, while R Plus Seven drew on procedural poetry and ersatz instrumentation to produce a cryptic meditation on the materiality of sound itself. In addition to his own studio work in 2014/2015, Lopatin toured with Nine Inch Nails, produced Antony’s album, and exhibited an installation in collaboration with Boyce at MoMA PS1.


October 16, 2015