Following up on two EPs on UNO NYC and a mixtape for DIS magazine, Arca was chosen to co-produce four tracks on Kanye West’s „Yeezus“ album and performed alongside Holly Herndon in support of Atoms for Peace.
His 2013 follow-up mixtape, „&&&&&“, on Hippos in Tanks cemented his reputation within the music community as someone who’s sound »appeals to emotive instincts while bypassing inherently human components« (Tiny Mixtapes). Aside from his highly-acclaimed solo work, Arca has collaborated with Mykki Blanco and FKA twigs.
With a debut album, „Xen“, out on Mute Records in November 2014, the Venezuelan-born NY-based musician will be touring select cities in Europe together with video artist Jesse Kanda, who has produced several videos for „&&&&&“ as well as joining Arca for a live AV show at New York’s MoMA PS1.
Jesse Kanda is a video artist and director who works extensively with the possibilities of digital image manipulation. He has implemented projects with artists such as Comme des Garcons, Martin Margiela, XL Recordings, Kanye West, FKA twigs, and SSENSE. Kanda has also designed all the artwork and accompanying imagery for the „Xen“ album.
Berghain, Kometenmelodien and D/B are proud to present the German premiere of the new live audiovisual show by Arca and Jesse Kanda. This event is presented by Digital in Berlin. Check out our Facebook page to win tickets.
Kometenmelodien w/ Arca with Jesse Kanda, Moussa Coulibaly
Friday, 05th December 2014 | 20:00 CET
Berghain | Am Wriezener Bahnhof | 10243 Berlin/Friedrichshain