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Sunday 24th April 2022

Kayla Painter + Sean Addicott

— The Wardrobe Theatre
Kayla Painter is a composer, producer and sound design artist. Painter’s immersive, ever-evolving AV performances, made in collaboration wit
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“Dreamy sound design melding 21st century vocal glitches, field recordings, organic instrumentation and live AV - Kayla's matured into Bristol's very own introspective Aphex Twin.”
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Kayla Painter is a composer, producer and sound design artist. Painter’s immersive, ever-evolving AV performances, made in collaboration with visual artist Jason Baker, are a natural consequence of the entire writing process – the visuals figure into the earliest stages of her music.

Having grown up a multi-instrumentalist, and playing in more conventional bands at University, Painter’s personal journey led her deeper into electronic music production. Her academic work focuses on the human relationship with sound, and this is reflected in her compositions. She is a passionate explorer of the creative potential within field recording; her compositions bristle with self-sourced timbres captured in an enduring spirit of experimentation. She also uses her platform to explore specific themes both personal and external: 2018’s Cannibals At Sea grappled with her mixed Fijian-British heritage, juxtaposing Pacific islander beliefs with British working class values in a compelling exploration of her own identity and the wider world around her.

Following her recent outing “Made of Light / Sacrifice the Other” which is still receiving heavy airplay, with spins from Gilles Peterson, Tom Ravenscroft and Nemone on BBC 6Music, as well as Phil Taggart (BBC Radio 1) and BBC Introducing, ‘Glaciers and Dust’ follows Painter's trademark sonic territory and expands on the true versatility of her production techniques. Painter worked with Chinese audiences to collect their ideas in response to the theme vulnerability.  She then collated the responses which came in the form of poetry, audio, photographs, drawings and interpreted them to create a distinctive audio composition.

Recently supported through Gilles Peterson's Future Bubblers talent development program, Painter has continued to make a lasting impact on key tastemakers in the UK.  Fast emerging as an important figurehead in experimental electronic music today, she also has a monthly show on Worldwide FM.

September 2020 saw Kayla presented as an Artist in Resident on Nemone’s 6Music show,  as well as being playlisted on Amazing Radio, and presented as Amazon's breakthrough electronic artist.  She has also been creating mixes, notably a Sunday chilled mix for Crack Magazine, as well as a late night mix and interview with Jamz Supernova on Selector Radio.  

'Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England'


Artist Videos:

Kayla Painter - Kenopsia (Official Video)
Kayla Painter - Sentimental Swagger (Brownswood Basement Session)
Kayla Painter - Beginnings from the Sea (Official Video)
Kayla Painter - Revert (Official Video)

Artist Audio:

Kayla Painter

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