TKANI is a series of events for experimental music and performance art showcasing some of the most intriguing and innovative artists of International and local scenes – for one evening only. The third Moscow edition took place on Friday, October 5th at Mutabor.
TKANI explored new sounds from field recording to electroacoustics, from post-industrial to new capabilities of a human voice with live performances of two British musicians – Luke Yonger (HELM) and John Bence.
Luke Younger is a permanent favorite of music media from The Wire to Resident Advisor and usual participant of the most important festivals for innovative music, such as Atonal and Unsound. While being a founder of his own Alter imprint, he’s also one of the key artists of PAN label, one of the main suppliers of “popular experimental” music.
He’s in control of the widest inter genre influences, which he uses to develop complex relationships between a listener and sound. His last album ‘Chemical Flowers’ has been released in 2019 and turned out to be one of his most powerful works, praised for his “virtuoso abilities to manipulate sounds” and “enticing and confounding with sounds that straddle the uncanny valley”.
ABOUT JOHN BENCE
John Bence is the young, electrifying composer and producer who has released via Nicolas Jaar’s Other People imprint, and Yves Tumor’s label Grooming. The Bristol-based composer is known for tackling epic narrative themes via uncompromising sonics, delivering a juddering emotional punch.
Bence’s releases show off his background in classical composition and his adventurous drive. Just in his early twenties, he has already cemented himself as a prominent figure in Bristol’s experimental music scene.