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As part of their regular FRESH series of events, Cobalt Studios present an evening of enthralling and immersive music and film on Thursday 9th June.

Experimental, surreal audio-visual performance That Long Moonless Chase is a collaboration between artists Noriko Okaku and Helen Papaioannou; a mash up of sinister folk horror and fantastical mythical imagery that draws upon two folkloric texts: Sheffield’s demonic Gabriel Hounds and Kyoto’s miraculous water-weeping ginkgo tree, using looping techniques to merge various online translations of the two texts together until they form a bizarre and spectacular new myth unto themselves, culminating in a mixed-media animation replete with baritone sax and electronics.

Local record label and online critical practice journal Felt Beak will add more unusual and surprising elements to the evening with their Wild Cinema project, which will involve experimental artists conjuring up improvised scores in response to a collage of films sent by open submission. The scores will be lead by duo Impossibility Knox, a collaboration between experimental artists Odie Ji Ghast and Gwilly Edmondez, with audience members being actively encouraged to co-score, with auxiliary microphones and Casio keyboards being present for those who wish to make their mark upon what will likely be an enthralling, boundary-pushing and mind-bending excursion into experimental delight.

That Long Moonless Chase and Wild Cinema perform at Cobalt Studios, Newcastle on Thursday 9th June.

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