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SuperEverything*

by The Light Surgeons

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    LP in full colour gatefold sleeve with 24 page booklet and large double-sided poster.

    Includes digital pre-order of SuperEverything*. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around February 3, 2023
    edition of 350  37 remaining

      £30 GBP or more 

     

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    Pre-order of SuperEverything*. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    Purchasable with gift card
    releases February 3, 2023

      £10 GBP  or more

     

1.
Hiding In The Light
2.
The Sin Of Forgetting
3.
History Begins Here
4.
5.
The Marketplace Of Belonging
6.
The Age Of Kali
7.
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9.
Information Landscapes

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Utter presents the extraordinary audio-visual project 'SuperEverything*' by multi-media artists The Light Surgeons.

'SuperEverything*' is a live cinema performance piece that explores identity, ritual and place in relation to Malaysia’s past, present and future. Commissioned by The British Council in 2011, it was created in collaboration with a group of Malaysian audio and visual artists. Over the past decade, the project has toured to various film and new media arts festivals internationally.

'SuperEverything*' is a fusion of music, field recordings, documentary filmmaking and real-time moving image manipulation that together transports its audiences through a series of universal narratives; exploring themes of tradition and modernity, globalisation and development, race and national identity, to consumer culture and belief.

'SuperEverything*' surveys our human condition to reveal what unites and divides us. It weaves together a rich kaleidoscope of stories, sounds, images and smells live on stage. It is a truly immersive, cross disciplinary performative artwork that reflects on how our complex identities are formed through ritual in relation to our rapidly evolving physical and psychological environments.

'SuperEverything*' poses many questions about how people form a sense of identity in a world increasingly dominated by information networks and fast changing social and economic landscapes.

This limited edition vinyl and digital album features the nine original tracks that make up the musical score to this groundbreaking live cinema project, fusing traditional South East Asian instruments with field recordings, electronica and western classical string instruments.

Accompanying the record is a 24 page full colour booklet and double-sided poster, housed in a gatefold sleeve. The booklet contains quotes from the narrative interviewees whose voices are interwoven throughout the performance. These quotes accompany images from the production and performances to help illustrate the musical journey and allow you to contemplate the themes and ideas explored in this work. The poster design features a collection of filmstrips taken from the video material in the show with a single striking album image photo on the reverse.

The release is also accompanied by a previously unavailable film of the full live cinema performance recorded at Hackney Empire in collaboration with The Barbican in 2013. A wealth of information on the project is also available here: www.supereverything.net

credits

releases February 3, 2023

Project Direction by Christopher Thomas Allen.
Music Direction by Tim Cowie.
All tracks written and arranged by Tim Cowie in collaboration with Chor Guan Ng, Flica, Rhythm in Bronze and Hands Percussion.
All string arrangements by Tim Cowie and Chor Guan Ng except “Pursuit For Purpose” by Kate Robinson, Amy May and Ben Trigg.
Mastered & Cut by Anne Taegert at D&M Berlin.
Distributed by Rubadub (Vinyl) + Above Board (Digital).

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The Light Surgeons London, UK

The Light Surgeons are a media arts studio based in East London run by filmmaker, creative producer, director and audio visual artist Christopher Thomas Allen.

The studio’s work crosses a diverse range of media and formats, from award winning
documentary films and animations, large scale installation projects to ground breaking live cinema performances.
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