TodaysArt Closing Concert: Oneohtrix Point Never
zo 23 sep 201821:30 - 22:30TodaysArt 2018Koninklijke Schouwburg, Den HaagGrote ZaalGeweest
‘0PN’ got his first musical inspiration from his father’s collection of jazz fusion and Stevie Wonder tapes. The Roland Juno-60 synthesizer he would later inherit from him set the stage for his first electronic experimentations, that led to the release of his debut album ‘Betrayed in the Octagon’ in 2007.
His tenth studio album ‘Age Of’ was released earlier this year on the English label Warp Records. The album represents the musings of this intelligence, looking back upon the foolishness of humankind.
Connecting to this album, MYRIAD examines disorienting forms of theatre, installation art and musical performance, imagined from the perspective of an artificial intelligence. The show explores film tropes, abstract sculpture, game ephemera and internet esoterica. The surrealist representation of the human era, or Anthropocene, in the form of an encaptivating live experience, was recently awarded a five-star rating by The Guardian.
"He wrings every ounce of emotional resonance from these abstract arrangements, and there is something deeply human about his ability to grasp the sublime in our moment of implosion."
★★★★★ The Guardian