Stephen O'Malley + Kali Malone
KANAL and les Ateliers Claus present
Stephen O’Malley "Les Sphères (ses effondrer)”
Drawing on a deeply informed sound practice developed by fascination with dhrupad, long wire instrumentation, drone music, phenomenological spectralism, and sound bath/healing. Channelled through several years collaboration and inspiration via the composers Alvin Lucier & Phill Niblock, as well as his own work with mythical heavyweights Sunn O))), Stephen here presents a long form piece of microtonal, physical sound presented in more intimate and closer spaces.
Accompanied by Kali Malone
2 hours durational electric guitar piece accompanied by Kali Malone on septimal synthesiser.
Stephen O’Malley is a guitarist, producer, composer, and visual artist who has conceptualized and participated in numerous drone and experimental music groups for over two decades – SUNN O))), KTL, and Khanate being among his best-known projects.Wildly prolific, O’Malley’s oeuvre is defined by its remarkable breadth, complexity and multidisciplinary interests. It includes collaborations with a wide range of experimental musicians and composers, including Scott Walker, choreographer Gisèle Vienne, the authors Dennis Cooper and Alan Moore, Alvin Lucier, Fujiko Nakaya, Jim Jarmusch, experimental music research centers IRCAM, INA-GRM (Paris), EMS (Stockholm) and many others.O’Malley is also a vigorous live performer and has toured around the world since 2003. His live performances feature a reverberating fog of electric guitar minimalism – sorcery that challenges boundaries of space and time.
Kali Malone is an American composer and musician based in Stockholm, Sweden since 2012. Her solo works implement unique tuning systems in minimalist form for analog and digital synthesis often combined with acoustic instrumentation, such as pipe organ, strings, choir, woodwinds and brass instruments. Using synthetic and acoustic instrumentation in repetitive and extended durations, Malone’s rich harmonic textures emit a distinct emotive hue serving to generate a captivating and uncanny depth of focus.
She attended both the Bachelors and Masters program in Electroacoustic Composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and apprenticed in pipe organ tuning. She has performed extensively throughout Europe and North America, with notable features at Berlin Atonal, Moogfest, Cafe Oto, Le Guess Who? and Sonic Acts. She has collaborated and performed with a variety of artists including Caterina Barbieri, Ellen Arkbro, Puce Mary, Stephen O’Malley, Zach Rowden, Leila Bordreuil, Lucy Railton and Rainer Kohlberger. In 2016 she co-founded the record label and concert series XKatedral.