MODE 2018: Ryuichi Sakamoto & David Toop
The Silver Building, London.
Mica Levi is a London based artist, composer and music producer. Mica studied composition at the Guildhall School of Music, garnering her first classical commission from the London Philharmonic at age 20. She has since written and recorded numerous albums and mix tapes, most recently with Good Sad Happy Bad (Rough Trade). Her iconic score for Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin won the European Film Award, the Los Angeles Film Critcs Award and was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Music. Mica was also the youngest artist in residence at London’s Southbank Centre and has performed at major art institutions worldwide including the Getty, MoMA PS1 and the Barbican. Current projects include her composition of the score for Pablo Larrain’s Jackie, a new album produced for Tirzah and a forthcoming solo LP.
Coby Sey is a vocalist, musician and DJ from South East London who offers a shifting, disorienting vision of club music. A long-time collaborator with Mica Levi, Tirzah, Babyfather, Klein and Kwes, Coby’s recorded work – as best evidenced on the Whities 010: Transport for Lewisham 10″ – spans the realms of live instrumentation, sample-based productions and experimental music, melding recognisable motifs of hip hop, drone, techno, post-punk, fusion and more into a dubbed-out anaesthesia. Live, these dreamlike compositions are imbued with a heavy, uneasy dancefloor energy, often abetted by live vocals as well as saxophone interjections c/o regular cohorts Ben Vince and Calderwood.