OCM presents: Zubin Kanga - Answer Machine Tape, 1987

Tickets £10 - £22, available via the Oxford Contemporary Music website.

“Immersive, intense and excitingly novel, Kanga’s art-form inspired curiosity and gave me faith in the future of performance capability.” - Peter Page, The Cusp

“Kanga plays with authority, and arrays a rich palette of sonic colours... sheer listening pleasure."
- The Music Trust

Pianist Zubin Kanga performs a programme of pieces exploring technology's ability to augment musical instruments and composition. The programme features Answer Machine Tape, 1987 along with other pieces exploring futuristic new technologies and new pianistic possibilities. Answer Machine Tape, 1987 is based on the answer machine messages of New York artist Peter Hujar in the period surrounding his death of an AIDS-related illness. It is a co-creation between composer Philip Venables, dramatist Ted Huffman, and Zubin Kanga.

Kanga’s own Steel on Bone uses motion sensor gloves and knitting needles to generate great surges of cavernous sound. Vicentino, Love You (Oliver Leith) is a set of microtonal pieces for keyboard and synthesiser - and Deviants/Deviance (Emily Howard), a tribute to Ada Lovelace, uses brain data and machine learning to explore connections between music and mind.

Supported by St John's College. Part of IF Oxford Science and Ideas Festival.