Pace Live

Modular, Machine, Music, for The Ferryman

Nick Monk, Rose Kallal, and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe

Thursday, Jun 2
510 West 25th Street
New York

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Modular, Machine, Music, for The Ferryman
Nick Monk
Rose Kallal
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe
Thursday, Jun 2
7:00 PM
510 West 25th Street
New York

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Pace Live presents a collaborative performance by UK-based musician Nick Monk and New York-based musicians Rose Kallal and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, AKA Lichens.

Kallal, a multidisciplinary artist, is known for her use of celluloid film loops and modular synths, and Lowe, a musician and composer, produced the score for the 2021 film Candyman. In this presentation, Kallal and Lowe will create a sonic landscape that responds to the music produced by Nick Monk’s sound generating instrument “The Machine.” Taking place amid The Ferryman, William Monk’s inaugural solo exhibition at Pace’s New York gallery, this immersive performance will also incorporate 16mm film projections that engage with the psychedelic paintings on view.

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Nick Monk

b. 1975, Kingston upon Thames, UK
lynx tracks recording studio. Experimental electronic musician. Serial inventor. Software developer
Pandemic lockdowns lead to to the realization of "The Machine"
Transfer Injection Burn
Formed London 1992, with Matthew Lilley: Transfer Injection Burn were a prominent force in the UK Trance / Techno Scene of the 90's. Signed to Aquarius Records.


Rose Kallal

Rose Kallal is a multi disciplinary installation and performance artist using video synthesis, 16mm film and electronic sound. Kallal’s multiple projection installations, incorporating cycling patterns and animations along with analog modular synthesizer soundtracks, connect to film and video work from the past century and its rapid technological obsolescence. She precipitates a duality between the dissolving timeline of the graphics in the projections and the technology used to generate them. Analog feedback systems simulate the unfolding and collapsing of space and time with images and sound feeding unto themselves, much like the timeline unfolding beyond the physical confines of the projection. These endless sensorial cycles of collapse and reemergence speak to a nostalgic past that hypothesizes the fate of the future, merging all timelines into one immersive environment.

She has presented her work internationally at many institutions, galleries, and music festivals, including; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF, CA),  MoMA PS1 (LIC, NY), Museum of Arts & Design (NYC),  CA2M Museum (Madrid, Spain), Serralves Foundation (Porto, Portugal), The Museum of Modern Art of Bologna (Bologna, Italy), Center for Contemporary Art (Glasgow, UK), Cafe OTO (London, UK), Wysing Arts Centre (Cambridge, UK),  Spike Island (Bristol, UK), Fridman Gallery (NYC), Pioneer Works (Brooklyn, NY), Issue Project Room (Brooklyn, NY), EMPAC (Troy,NY), Microscope Gallery (NYC), NADA at the Atrium (NYC), Lightcone (Paris, FR), Atonal Festival (Berlin, DE), CTM Festival (Berlin, DE),  Sonic Acts (Amsterdam, NL), Performa (NYC), Gavin Brown Enterprises at Passerby (NYC),  Participant Inc. (NYC), Ramiken Crucible Gallery (NYC), and Lyles and King Gallery (NYC).

Her sound works have been released on UK label We Can Elude Control. She is represented by Lyles and King Gallery, NYC.


Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (b. 1975) is an artist, curator and composer that works primarily with, but not limited to voice and modular synthesizer for sound in the realm of spontaneous music. Along with analog video synthesis works, he has brought forth an A/V proposal that has been a focus of live performance and installation/exhibition.

The marriage of synthesis and the voice has allowed for a heightened physicality in the way of ecstatic music, both in a live setting and recorded. The sensitivity of analogue modular synthesis echoes the organic nature of vocal expression which in this case is meant to put forth a trancelike state.

Lowe’s works on paper tend towards human relations to the natural/magical world and the repetition of motifs.

As of late Robert has also put more focus on composition for film, both in solo scoring and collaboration. Over the last several years Robert has collaborated on projects or provided sound in a featured artist capacity for such films as End of Summer, Sicario, Arrival, Last and First Men with Johann Johannsson and It Comes at Night with Brian McOmber. Recently Robert has scored Il colpo del cane for Fulvio Risuleo, Candyman for Nia DaCosta, The Color of Care for Yance Ford and Master for Mariama Diallo.

On the subject of film, each score is meant to have a very specific voice and sonic palette, so each project is approached with clear intention. Creating a unique signature in composition and instrumentation for each is film is always most important.

Through collaboration Robert has worked with Ben Russell, Ben Rivers, Sabrina Ratté, Rose Lazar, Nicolas Becker, Rashaad Newsome, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Tarek Atoui, Hildur Guđnadóttir, Philippe Parreno, Evan Calder Williams, Ariel Kalma, Susie Ibarra, YoshimiO, Biba Bell, ADULT., and Rose Kallal, as well as many others.

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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