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Experience eclectic music that operates at the fringes of contemporary practice with Room 40's Open Frame festival.

As part of their 2017 program, Carriageworks with Room 40 are bringing back the biannual Open Frame festival. Featuring artists Xiu Xiu, Alessandro Cortini and more, Room 40 dedicates itself to curating the best in electronic, improvised and experimental-pop music as well as noise art.

On Thursday, June 29, Xiu Xiu will perform their David Lynch-inspired 2016 album Plays the Music of Twin Peaks. The Californian-based group draws on a range of music traditions — such as British post punk, 20th century classical and queer dance pop — as well as sounds like industrial noise and field recordings to create their multifaceted sound which has been described as both "self flagellating" and "luminous". Recently, they have also been involved in visual arts and film. They will be joined by Elysia Crampton, an electronic musician whose debut album American Drift explores the history of Virginia as well as issues of identity related to her Bolivian heritage and life in America.

On Friday, June 30, Italian musician Alessandro Cortini — whom you may know from his involvement with Nine Inch Nails — will present his audio-visual show Avanti. He will be joined by Swedish composer Klara Lewis.

Image: Cara Robbins.

Published on November 23, 2016 by Siobhan Ryan

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