Young island artists and musicians showcase digital talents in Strange / Matter

  • Published on: 6th April 2022
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An Lanntair is delighted to debut exciting new works created by local digital media young artists and musicians as the art centre presents Strange / Matter – a showcase of the talents of An Lanntair’s digital creativity programme Clàr.

Robbie Thomson, workshop leader says: Strange / Matter is a testing ground for work created by Clàr participants this year, it’s been amazing to see some of the journeys that folk have been on, from learning new music software to performing on stage for the first time. This event has been curated by those who want to experiment artistically in a live context and in addition to gaining technical experience of a production, from poster design to operating a lighting desk. Throughout the year we have also looked at fields as diverse as creating 3D fashion and building electronic sculptures, the course is very much directed by the interests of those who attend our open weekly sessions.”

Taking to An Lanntair’s stage on Wednesday 13th April, 7.30pm, and FREE to attend, Strange / Matter will also host two extra special debut musical performances from Finloi and Matthew Macleod; and headlining the event is Mother Night, bringing their unique blend of pagan pop and indie electronica back to An Lanntair.

A special evening indeed, expect reverb heavy dreampop and melodic, polyrhythmic techno featuring alongside green screen video, 3D animation, analog special effects and projection mapping – all brought to you by the islands’ young creatives!

Clàr is a series of free weekly workshops open to 14-25 year olds, with a focus on digital technologies in the arts, where participants are encouraged to experiment with an interdisciplinary approach to creating work and learn first-hand from An Lanntair’s experienced in-house tech team.

Strange / Matter has been produced in collaboration with, and features the work of, pupils undertaking their Creative & Digital Media Foundation Apprenticeship.