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News - 9th of November 2015

Experimental Turntablist Confirmed for Dead Ringer Opening

Experimental Turntablist Confirmed for Dead Ringer Opening

We’re excited to announce that Sydney based turntablist Lucas Abela is creating a new ghostly work for the opening party of Dead Ringer this Friday 13 November!

In appreciation of the theory that some hauntings are attributed to low frequency standing waves vibrating people’s eye sockets to the point where things appear in their peripheral vision, Lucas Abela has put together an unusual AV set of swing music slowed down to create sub-harmonic rumblings accompanied by equally slowed down vision of Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers (the Rock Steady Crew of their time). By combining the sounds and movements of long dead musicians and dancers Abela is also exploring the ghostly nature of using recordings from the past to haunt the present.

Read more about Lucas’ past, current and future projects here

Image: Willa Mae Ricker and Leon James (Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers). Photoshoot for LIFE Magazine, 1943.