Rafael Anton Irisarri, Pole + Bea Brennan
Please note the above timings relate to doors (opening and closing times). Performance times may vary.
Rafael Anton Irisarri is an American composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer living in New York. Described by the press as “one of contemporary ambient music’s most celebrated practitioners,” Irisarri‘s music often has a mournful, elegiac quality where ostinato phrases tap into minimalist ideals while atmospheric layers of effects suggest a more cinematic approach. In all, his compositions are deeply emotive and epic, like a symphony recording that’s been rescued from attic entombment after half a century.
Pole’s music has a unique way of oscillating between melody and avant-garde, between pop and experimental. While many of his electronic peers swore off all danceable elements during the latter half of the 1990s, Pole decided to walk the edge, championing both radical reductionism and psychedelic dream states. Tracks like ‘Kirschenessen’ or ‘Hafen’ give ample proof that his music doesn’t limit itself to mere functionalism, but encourages new and poetic associations.