Fri 16 Feb, Quarterhouse, Folkestone
20:00 - 20:40

Multifaceted artist and producer, ILĀ will be performing a solo electronic set fusing ethereal non-binary vocal timbre, dense sonic textures and quantum data sonification.

Their work explores fluidity from personal identity through to socio-economic systems with a focus on physics, philosophy and emerging technologies. ILĀ’s set features music from their upcoming film MURMUR - a collaboration with Ai-Da (the first humanoid robot artist), Imogen Heap, Guy Sigsworth, Bishi and Portrait XO created using pioneering AI tools.

They have performed globally with recent commissions/collaborators including Turner Prize 2023 winner Jessie Darling’s MISERERE, Loomaland's Robot Swans, Kindred VR, the European Space Agency & Kent Refugee Action Network (Little Amal). As co-founder and director of legendary choir London Contemporary Voices, ILĀ has worked with over 20 Grammy winning artists including Alt-J, Imogen Heap and U2 as well as two BBC Proms, the Harry Potter Play soundtrack and several iconic fashion shows for designers such as Burberry and Tommy Hilfiger. In 2022, they co-founded Trans Voices, the U.K.'s first professional trans+ choir.

Celebrated as a music industry changemaker, ILĀ sits on the Ivors Academy Future Sound Experience Council, and are a member of Earth/Percent Music Committee, a Redcliffe Advisory ambassador and a PhD supervisor and research partner (AI & Music) at University of Sheffield. ILĀ is co-founder and creative director of Maison Mercury Jones, the UK’s first (and only) trans+ queer POC led music branding agency working exclusively with composers from under-represented backgrounds.

Photograph Credit: Dan Laws

Venue Accessibility info:

Quarterhouse is a wheelchair accessible venue with a lift for accessing all floors, including the bar, toilets and balcony. Toilets are fully wheelchair accessible and can be found on the ground and first floor.

Please get in touch with the box office on 01303 760750 for special seating requests or wheelchair user requests.

Profound Sound is funded by: The Roger de Haan Charitable Trust via Creative Folkestone.

Artists performing in this festival are supported by: Arts Council England, Outlands Network, and Magic Carpets through Creative Europe.

Profound Sound is partnered with: Folkestone Fringe, Hot Salvation, Shadow World, Phantom Limb, Outlands Network, Latitudo Arts Projects, and New Theatre Institute of Latvia.

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