Syndrome 2.4: TRANSITION

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As part of Liverpool Music Week & Open Circuit Festival:
Samizdat and Syndrome present:

– TRANSITION – a new work by Vessel & Immix Ensemble
with live AV by Sam Wiehl

Engineering Joy #3 by The Hive Collective
The Aleph

Wednesday 22nd of October
Leggate Theatre, Victoria Building, University of Liverpool.

20:00 doors, Free


As part of the Syndrome programme, Samizdat presents a newly commissioned collaborative work from Vessel (Tri Angle Records) & Immix Ensemble exploring the relationship between acoustic and electronic sound and music technology.

This innovative commission sees one of the rising stars of the international electronic music scene collaborate with one of the UK’s most exiting new music ensembles – creating a genre-crossing new work that pushes at the boundaries of electronic and classical music productions.


**Immix Ensemble, headed by Daniel Thorne formed in Liverpool earlier this year to address a lack of dialogue between the traditional orchestral scene and the left-field compositional and electronic producers of the city. Comprising members of orchestras such as Liverpool Philharmonic, electronic ensembles and chamber groups they have spent the year carving a path in the city, curating events centred around cross-pollination of artists and audiences in Liverpool and exploring unique and sometimes unexpected collaboration, universally with an overwhelming positive response.

**This collaboration sees the ensemble working with Bristol’s Vessel, following the release of his sophomore record ‘Punish, Honey’ on the highly respected Tri Angle label. Vessel’s is a unique record, both distinctly organic whilst remaining firmly within the realms of modern electronica. ‘Punish, Honey’, owes a great deal of its unique sound to the creation of the bespoke instruments for use on the record. These instruments, when applied in an electronic setting blur the boundaries of acoustic and electronic production.

In the construction of the new work, TRANSITION, this idea is pulled apart and examined further. Producer and ensemble mapp a path through the transition between organic and electronic instrumentation – proposing a work that is an interwoven marriage of electronic and classic traditions.

New accompanying visuals by the artist Sam Wiehl will provide the back-drop to the performance and add an additional perspective to this collaborative exploration.


This performance has been funded by Arts Council England and the University of Liverpool and supported by METAL Culture.

Open Circuit is a festival of sonic arts, audio-visual installations and new music organised annually by the University of Liverpool.

This performance also forms part of Liverpool Music Week’s tenth anniversary.