STEVE VON TILL + HARESS
SATURDAY 5 AUGUST 2023
RECITAL HALL, ROYAL BIRMINGHAM CONSERVATOIRE
| TICKETS |
Haress Support: 19:30 – 20:10
Steve Von Till: 20:40 – 22:10
Supersonic Festival are delighted to welcome Steve Von Till (of Neurosis) to Birmingham for a special concert with full band at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, supported by the Haress.
This August, Steve Von Till shall be bringing his lush ambient performance of No Wilderness Deep Enough and previous work to the UK for the first time. Set in the stunning acoustics of a world-class Recital Hall, this extra special seated show will be an intimate, limited capacity affair.
A swirling and iridescent blend of ambient, neo-classical, gothic Americana and rural psychedelia, this music is his deep exploration into previously uncharted territory. Steve will also weave a few old tracks as well as spoken word readings from his first book 23 Untitled Poems and Collected Lyrics into extended instrumental passages by his ensemble of musicians.
His band for this tour consists of Dave French (of YOB and Brothers of the Sonic Cloth) on synths, guitars and percussion, Braden Diotte (touring member of Faust, EXO//ENDO, Pinback and Tarantula Hawk) on organ and modular synths, and PJ Van Assche (who performs on his own as Innerwoud) on double bass handling the string parts. Steve will also be performing on the piano, electric, and acoustic guitars.
Von Till has achieved a sense of mass resonance through his restless artistic exploration—providing art that journeys into the heart of fear and uncertainty in a world where we’ve often known little else.
Support comes from good friends of Supersonic, Haress. The core guitar duo of Haress is David Hand and Elizabeth Still, based in Bishops Castle in the Shropshire Hills where they run the DIY record label Lancashire & Somerset. Intertwining dark and repetitive guitar figures in order to create a hypnotic, mantra-like state, their intuitive playing works on a kind of telepathy until it’s impossible for the onlooker to work out which player is responsible for which sound amid the warm, enveloping hum of valve amps. Haress are frequently joined by collaborators Pete Simonelli (Enablers) on vocals and Chris Summerlin (Kogumaza) on guitar.
Venue: Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Recital Hall, 200 Jennens Rd, Birmingham B4 7XR
Parking: Millennium Point Car Park, Birmingham, B4 7AP
Accessibility: The venue is fully accessible, there is a lift on the ground floor. This is a seated show.
Timings: Doors – 19:00 // Haress – 19:30 // Steve Von Till – 20:40 // Curfew – 22:30
Age Restrictions: 14+ only, under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.