Oneohtrix Point Never brings “impossible” live film show to London church

Live show from Dan Lopatin and Nate Boyce among many highlights of Barbican's Autumn "Transcender" season of terrific, quite grown-up events for London music fans.


Words by: Charlie Jones

The Barbican’s annual season of “the boldest music from around the world”, Transcender is returning this year with a great series of shows showcasing the grown-ups of experimental music, including Phillip Glass, Aphex Twin and Suzanne Vega. The youngest bunch on the bill is Oneotrix Point Never’s audio visual show with Nate Boyce Reliquary House, which comes to LSO St Luke’s, a church in central London.

The event is described thus by the Barbican:

Oneohtrix Point Never and Boyce re-imagine the canon of modernist sculpture through hallucinatory reconstructions of works by David Smith, Jacob Epstein, Anthony Caro and more. Boyce uses computer-generated imagery to transform these sculptures into kinetic apparitions that inhabit incongruous and “impossible” landscapes and architectural environments.

You can watch a video of the MoMA performance below, and check the autumn series of events on the Barbican website. Support comes from Software’s Megafortress and PAN Records’ terrific Eli Keszler.