Anil Sebastian – Swan Songs

A British Asian person with a moustache in pink eye makeup and red lipstick, on a black and white patterned background.
Image: Dan Laws

Join us for the preview of a new suite of music commissioned by Submerge; Swan Songs by Anil Sebastian

Date: Fri, 26 March 2021
Time: 20:00 – 21:00 GMT
Price: Free
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Join us for an online preview of Swan Songs (Preview), a new suite of tracks composed and performed by Anil Sebastian. Swan Songs was created in response to the installation “Cygnus” by Loomaland; a choreography for robot swans. The concert will be followed by a short Q&A with Submerge director Mike Pony.

Anil Sebastian is a multi-disciplinary artist, member of Icelandic band Hrím and the co-founder and director of London Contemporary Voices. Known for their unique voice and choral collaborations, Anil has worked with Alt-J, Manu Delago & Imogen Heap, as well as contributing three tracks to legendary Björk producer Guy Sigsworth’s debut album Stet.

For Swan Songs, Anil has created a unique sound world that is cinematic yet unpredictable, using extended vocal techniques with AI-app “trAnSition” built in partnership with Japanese coder and synthesist Cherif Hashizume. Beyond the preview, the work will accompany a live installation of Cygnus as part of an upcoming Submerge Season.

Swan Songs was commissioned by Submerge, 2021
Supported by Arts Council England #ACEsupported
Photo & Make-up Credit: Dan Laws