A Winged Victory for the Sullen
Thursday 5th March 2020
+ Daniel Wohl
Doors 7:00 pm
Price £22.50 + booking fee / £26.50 - Seated: Unreserved
Melting Vinyl present:
A Winged Victory For The Sullen
+ Daniel Wohl
We are delighted to bring Erased Tapes A Winged Victory for the Sullen to the unique atmosphere of St George’s Church.
A Winged Victory for the Sullen have nurtured a cult status over the past decade. The pair, made up of Dustin O’Halloran and Adam Wiltzie, have carved out a grand, stirring sound amongst the neoclassical and ambient world.
Since their 2011 self-titled debut, the duo have emerged as part of a much-lauded scene alongside peers like Max Richter, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Tim Hecker and Fennesz. They count the likes of Jon Hopkins among their fans, who included ‘Requiem For The Static King Part One’ on his 2015 Late Night Tales compilation. They composed the score for Invisible Cities, a specially-created performance to herald 2019’s Manchester International Festival, and have played some of the world’s most celebrated venues, including a sold out Boiler Room performance at London’s Barbican, and a 2015 BBC Proms show curated by Mary Anne Hobbs at the Royal Albert Hall.
Now, A Winged Victory for the Sullen make a bold return with their new album “The Undivided Five”. A debut for Ninja Tune, heradling a location change for O’Halloran, who, after a decade in Berlin is headed to Iceland, an important connection for both band members.
Follow the link for a taste of the new album ‘AWVFTS 2:0 (The Undivided Five Story), only available on Spotify.
“A sorcerer of electroacoustic music… quietly erases the line between electronic and acoustic music.” – NPR
Born and raised in Paris and currently residing in Los Angeles, Daniel Wohl’s music blends electronics with acoustic instrumentation to often “surprising and provocative effect” (NPR).
He has produced albums, orchestral and chamber works, film, television and ballet scores, and has received critical praise as one of his generation’s “imaginative, skillful creators” (New York Times).
Recent performances of his music have been held at the Broad Museum, MASS MoCA, the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, The Barbican, Sadler’s Wells, the Holland Festival and MoMA PS1. His pieces has been performed/commissioned by a number of ensembles such as the San Francisco Symphony (Soundbox series), the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (MusicNOW series), the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The London Contemporary Orchestra, New York Youth Symphony, the Bang on a Can All-Stars, the American Symphony Orchestra, eighth blackbird, So Percussion, and the Calder Quartet, among others. He has also collaborated on albums / film and television scores /performance projects with Jóhann Jóhannsson, Luca Guadagnino, Patty Jenkins, Robert Zimeckis, Morgan Neville, Dee Rees, David Lang, Julia Holter, Laurel Halo, Son Lux, and Holy Other.
His new album Etat is out on Nonesuch and New Amsterdam in June 2019.