Laetitia Sadier and Batsch perform live in the gallery, staging a ‘live audio exhibition’. This one-off performance includes brand new material written over a period of intensive collaboration in-residence at Studio Voltaire.
Placing emphasis on the necessity of live encounter, the final performance will purposely not be recorded and must be experienced in person.
Laetitia Sadier is an artist, performer and musician with a career spanning 25 years. In 1990 she formed Stereolab with Tim Gane, receiving critical acclaim for albums such as Transient Random Noise Bursts with Announcements (1993); Mars Audiac Quintet (1995); and Emperor Tomato Ketchup (1996). Other collaborations include Blur, Luna, the High Llamas, Mouse on Mars and Tyler, the Creator. Sadier’s first solo album The Trip was released in 2010, with albums Silencio and Something Shines following in 2012 and 2014 respectively. The recently released project ‘Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble: Find Me Finding You’ is touring throughout 2017.
Batsch are an indie pop quartet based in Coventry, England. Formed in 2013 by singer/guitarist Mason Le Long, bassist Joe Carvell, drummer Matt Rheeston and keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Andy Whitehead, Batsch released their debut EP Tiles the same year, and its follow-up, Collar, in 2014. Their debut full length album Batch was released in April 2017 on Tin Angel Records. All four members have also toured extensively with other artists, including Laetitia Sadier, Marker Starling, Devon Sproule and Nicholas Krgovich.
This commission has been generously supported by Fluxus Art Projects and Yana & Stephen Peel.