BY CHRIS VAUGHAN, CHRISTINE PONT, NATHAN COMER, EMILY MOORE, AND GARETH HORNER
33-33 PRESENTS THEIR LABEL SHOWCASE
In Room 516, 33-33 displays a small selection of records released on the 33-33 record label. This includes El Hardwick’s 8, a dystopian suite of electronic pop songs with an accompanying 40-page book of photogra phy and poetry – upcoming in November 2020 – alongside a limited edition selection of prints by the artist themself. Additionally, 33-33 presents have a number of LPs from Ryuichi Sakamoto, Keiji Haino, Oren Ambarchi and more.
As well as the artworks and vinyl, 33-33 will be screening a number of 33-33 performances from over the years – including an exclusively filmed performance from El Hardwick, made especially for the Salon de Normandy.
33-33 are also presenting live music at the Salon de Normandy, and have selected a number of exclusive mixes and audio works that will be looped throughout the hotel.
33-33 is a co-operative founded in 2016 to promote exploratory and experimental music and arts around the globe, engaging with the rapidly changing social and material conditions of contemporary culture. They produce a year-round events programme, release records via the 33-33 label, and work closely with art ists to create bespoke projects.
As an organisation, 33-33 grew out of the events series St John Sessions, a flagship programme of concerts taking place in a dilapidated church in East London since 2014. 33-33 have programmed events in Ghana, Tokyo, Beirut and Cairo, where in 2016 they established Masåfåt, an open-ended international platform fostering artistic and professional exchange between independent artists and arts professionals across the Arab world and the UK.
Since 2018, 33-33 have presented MODE, an annual series of events, staged in collaboration with multiple organisations in different venues across London, featuring a diverse mix of music, visual art, performance and film. The inaugural MODE programme has been curated by Oscar-winning composer, pianist and elec tronic pioneer Ryuichi Sakamoto. In 2019, electronic musician Laurel Halo curated the series, with perfor mances from Wolfgang Voigt/GAS, Eli Keszler, Julia Holter and many more.
In 2019, the 33-33 record label was relaunched with releases from Keiji Haino & Charles Hayward; Oren Ambarchi, Mark Fell, Will Guthrie & Sam Shalabi; and The Clandestine Quartet. El Hardwick’s 8, an inter disciplinary sci-fi concept album, is forthcoming in October 2020.