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Lauren Sarah Hayes, Emily Rodgers, Swampwalk
The Government Center
Pittsburgh, PA
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Lauren Sarah Hayes, Emily Rodgers, Swampwalk
Fri Oct 14 7:30 pm all ages $10 at the door Government Center Records, 715 East St, North Side

(improvised electronics from Scotland)

Emily Rodgers

and Swampwalk

Tickets $10 at the door. (Advance sales have been ended.)

"The sense of play extends to the finished product its skittering melodies and clip-clopping rhythms suggesting a mischievous intelligence emerging from this web of wires." The Wire

"We sit within the instrument she has created and travel with her as she pilots the soundwaves." The Quietus

"Whose poptronica improvisations feel almost danceable until the floor collapses and synthetic life-forms start to ooze and flop and skitter in."
Chicago Reader

Lauren Sarah Hayes is a Scottish improviser and sound artist. Her music is a mix of experimental pop/live electronics/techno/noise/free improvisation and has been described as voracious and exhilarating. She is a sculptress of sound, manipulating, remixing, and bending voice, drum machines, analogue synths and self-built software live and physically. She is excited by what can happen in the vulnerable relationships between sound, space, and audience. Her shows are highly physical, making the performance of live electronic music more engaging for audiences. Over the last decade she has developed and honed a deliberately challenging and unpredictable performance system that explores the relationships between bodies, sound, environments, and technology.

She has been commissioned by major festivals including the London Jazz Festival, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival with a live BBC Radio 3 broadcast as part of its 2017 International Showcase, and Sonica, for which she gave four sold-out performances inside Hamilton Mausoleum, Scotland, famous for once holding the longest echo of any manmade structure. She has performed extensively across Europe, and the US and The Wire described her 2016 album MANIPULATION (pan y rosas discos) as skittering melodies and clip-clopping rhythms suggesting a mischievous intelligence emerging from this web of wires. Her recent 2021 release Embrace (Superpang) was included in Bandcamps Best Experimental Music of February 2021.


The Government Center (View)
715 East St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
United States


Music > All Ages
Music > Ambient
Music > Experimental
Music > Indie
Music > Rock

Minimum Age: 12
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!




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