GAUNT shares new single ‘Syncopate’, announces second show at London’s ICA, first show sold out
GAUNT SHARES NEW SINGLE ‘SYNCOPATE’
ANNOUNCES SECOND SHOW AT LONDON’S ICA ON 13 SEPTEMBER, FIRST SHOW SOLD OUT
DEBUT ALBUM BLIND AT THE AGE OF FOUR, OUT THIS FRIDAY (18 AUGUST). BANDCAMP INTERACTIVE LISTENING PARTY, WEDNESDAY 16 AUGUST
“Sounds merge, shift shape and vaporise to compelling effect”
“Frequently intense and always intriguing”
Listen to ‘Syncopate’ here:
GAUNT‘s debut album Blind at The Age of Four will be released this Friday (18 August) via his own label 3ON. Following previous singles ‘Sweet‘, ‘Favourite Memory‘ and ‘Rear View Spectate-or‘, he has today shared new single ‘Syncopate’. Ahead of the release, fans will be able to listen to the album in full via Bandcamp‘s new interactive listening party and chat with the artist – 7:00pm Wednesday, 16 August, here.
The new single comes alongside news that GAUNT’s debut live date at London‘s Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) on 13 September has sold out. A second performance is now on sale, which will take place later in the evening. The live show will be performed in complete darkness using the ICA’s newly installed d&b Soundscape sound system and will be mixed live by Loss__.__Gain.
GAUNT has also announced his most ambitious UK solo art show to date, taking place from 7 September to 5 October in London. An immersive, multi-sensory encounter with his paintings which incorporates adaptive AR technologies and sound derived from Blind at The Age of Four, the exhibition seeks to disrupt the norms of how to perceive and interact with a visual arts show, incorporating co-created Audio Description, physical wayfinding features and AR experiences devised with blind and sighted collaborators. More details can be found here.
The album’s title comes from Jack Warne aka GAUNT’s experience suffering from a rare eye condition – Thiel-Behnke Corneal Dystrophy. “I’ll wake up in the middle of the night, and if I open my eyes too quickly, I can rip the cells, they tear off, and I’ll go blind” he explains of the hereditary dystrophy he’s suffered since he was a child. This condition led to a young GAUNT spending weeks at a time in bed, in complete darkness. It was during these episodes that he first connected with music with his late-father – a key figure throughout the album who also suffered from the condition.
Blind at The Age of Four is the first full-scale entry into the anachronistic world of GAUNT – a world of music, technological experimentation and visual art. This is all bound together in a digitally rendered suit of armour. “GAUNT is the empty vessel” the producer and fine artist explains of his simultaneously modern and mediaeval avatar. “The GAUNT character is the haunting of the music. It’s a visual embodiment of the cathartic process I get out of music. That’s why it’s a suit of armour, because something needs to go into it; you put it on.”
Pre-order Blind at The Age of Four here on vinyl and digitally:
Photo credit: Image created by Jack Warne
High-res images can be found here
13 Sep – London @ ICA, 7:00pm – SOLD OUT
13 Sep – London @ ICA, 8:30pm
Tickets are available here: