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Mary Ocher

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Mary Ocher.

Date

4 February, 2024

Time

Doors 7.30pm

Cost

£10

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The Black Box & Moving on Music Presents: Mary Ocher

Experimental political pop artist Mary Ocher returns to European stages with an exceptional new record: “Approaching Singularity: Music for The End of Time”.
The album is accompanied by an essay that explores authoritarianism, unruly technology, and the diverse political and ethical implications of the impending changes for humankind. While the new recordings were made with Tunng/LUMP‘s Mike Lindsay and feature collaborations with Barry Burns (Mogwai), Red Axes, composer Roberto Cacciapaglia, pieces with Mary’s two drummers Your Government, anda homage to electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire
Over the past decade and a half Mary has been persistently creating passionate, uncompromising work, raw, thought provoking, socially and creatively pushing against the current, dealing with subjects of authority, identity and conflict. Her work is as enchanting as it is polarizing, ranging from traditional folk to raw 60s garage, ambient with ethereal vocals and abstract synths, to experimental pop with African and South American rhythms when performing with her drummers (Your Government).

Mary toured in 40 countries with previous releases, the last of which were recorded with H.J. Irmler of Krautrock pioneers Faust and feature collaborations with Felix Kubin, Die Tödliche Doris and Julia Kent. Most recently she was invited by Animal Collective to perform at Le Guess Who? festival, released a Ukraine charity EP and curated a compilation for girls’ education in Afghanistan.

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