Kinds of Light 8: Wild dogs on the wind
Kinds of Light is a concert series for creative music in the striking surrounds of PS Art Space in Walyalup/Fremantle. Curated by composer and improvising musician Josten Myburgh, Kinds of Light celebrates ambitious experimentation, careful musicianship, and sounds that are relevant to this place and time. It is programmed across style and genre, excited by the love and rigour that goes into music that defies categories.
The final Kinds of Light for 2023 takes place on November 2 with doors and a bar opening at 7:30pm, followed by the music starting shortly after. The concert features songs by AA Matheson and experimental improvisations by Land’s Air, linked by their slow-burn pace and an utmost care for tiny nuances in sound.
Heartbreaking and slower-than-slow, AA Matheson’s songs burn beautifully with struggle and grief, often unfolding so gradually that every note feels radically important. Whilst most easily categorised as alt-country, influences to her songwriting seep in from field recordings, ambient music, and the minimalist end of experimental composition. The result is truly unique and personal. Her debut record “Trying” folds multiple spaces and times together, recorded in multiple locations and conjuring images of the wheatbelt, the Californian desert, and the cold eucalypt forests of Victoria.
Land’s Air is made up of prolific experimental musician and organiser Eduardo Cossio, and Kinds of Light curator Josten Myburgh. Playing completely improvised concerts with an unusual combination of alto saxophone, amplified zithers, cassette tapes and effects pedals, the sound world their music creates is vivid and distinct. Their debut release on Tone List explored haunting microtonal melodies over endless, ringing drones, sounding like music for an otherworldly liturgy. Recently returned from a 15-show tour of Europe, their sound has arrived at new places marked by gradual pace and a striving to combine the diverse sounds they make into one totality.
Each artist will present a performance of 30-40 minutes duration, with a break in-between.
Accessibility: This event will be held upstairs at PS due to the usual ground floor space being unavailable. This floor can only be accessed by two flights of stairs and as such is not wheelchair accessible. Gender-neutral and accessible bathrooms are located down the stairs on the ground floor. There is ample seating available and the venue is very spacious. The music will at times be very quiet.
Tone List acknowledge the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation as the traditional custodians of where we work (Walyalup and Boorloo).