by Chris Vaughan, Christine Pont, Nathan Comer, Gareth Horner, and Emily Moore
33-33 curates the live music programming for the Salon de Normandy by The Community.
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For the first time in Paris, London-based collective 33-33, known for their exploratory and inventive live events in London and further afield, such as MODE London (curated by Japanese composer and pioneer Ryuichi Sakamoto in 2018 and Laurel Halo in 2019), will curate the Salon de Normandy’s live music program for 2020. The four days of experimental concerts will take place around the hotel and will be free to attend by the public.
33-33 will also curate 6 mixtapes that will be played 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 artists 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 electronic pioneer Ryuichi Sakamoto. In 2019, electronic musician Laurel Halo curated the series, with performances 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 interdisciplinary sci-fi concept album, will be released on 20 November, 2020.