From Now On Festival 2017
19th-20th May 2017
Gruff Rhys & Roger Paez, Islet, Flamingods, Roshi Feat. Pars Radio, Yama Warashi, Yeah You, Twinfield, Deej Dhariwal + more
From Now On returns for two nights of left field music, sound and performance, curated by Welsh band Islet.Gruff Rhys and Roger Paez present: Breaking and Entry. The creation of a sonic environment relating to the microcosmos of Mas d'Enric Penitentiary - a soundtrack to a Catalan prison. In 2014 Catalan architect Roger Paez i Blanch invited Welsh musician Gruff Rhys to respond sonically to his innovative prison design. The result is a score based on a map of the prison that registers the emergent life that also occupies the building. This will be the first performance of the piece - played by an invited ensemble primed for harmonic improvisation, and armed with heartbeat monitors.Islet are a visual and musical spectacle: boundary busting, full pelt high energy swerving in different directions. Euphoric music that stretches your mind and your legs at the same time.Other acts include the tropical sounds of London-Bahraini four piece Flamingods, experimental, electronic Welsh-Iranian folk pop from Roshi Feat. Pars Radio, father-daughter noise-pop duo Yeah You; dystopian electronic producer Twinfield; and jazz tinged psych-folk Yama Warashi.
Day passes are available for £15 here or you can buy a festival wristband for £25 here. Please note some events have limited capacity and entry will be on first-come, first-served basis.
From Now On is produced by Shape and Chapter
Cardiff often gets left off the list of cities to tour, particularly for musicians at the more experimental end of the spectrum. But green shoots spring forth in the form of From Now On, bringing more esoteric approaches to rock, psych and composition to South Wales.