WITCiH – The Women in Technology creative industries hub – co-founded by artist/composer, BISHI – is hosting an event on March 5, 2020, dubbed Now Later with WITCiH.
Former WITCiH guests have included Imogen Heap, Mira Calix, Gazelle Twin & Ana Matronic. WITCiH has also curated performances at Tate Modern, BFI Southbank and founded its own festival, ‘The State of Gender?’
WITCiH celebrates the positive and fundamental changes womxn have made to the inception, development and utilisation of technology in art, education, and industry.
The full line up for the night is as follows:
6pm – WITCiH DJs
6.30pm – Abi Wade, Live
Cellist, pianist and vocalist Abi Wade creates music that melds electronica, acoustic and pop music. Classically trained, she utilises a mix of traditional and experimental techniques in her performances, commanding electric drums and triggers at her feet whilst singing and simultaneously layering melodic cello and synth lines.
7pm – Shruti Kumar DJ
7.30pm – BISHI Live
Singer, electronic rock-sitarist, producer and performer, BISHI was born in London of Bengali heritage. A multi-instrumentalist, BISHI received musical training in both Hindustani and Western Classical styles, including the study of the sitar under Gaurav Mazumdar, a senior disciple of Ravi Shankar. BISHI’s forthcoming EP ‘Of Rituals & Rites’ with Neil Kaczor is out on Gryphon Records, March 20, 2020.
8pm – Shruti Kumar DJ
Shruti Kumar began her musical career at age four as a pianist and began composing shortly thereafter. Starting at The Juilliard School at age 11, she has collaborated with groups such as Bang On A Can. Kumar now lives in Los Angeles, where she spent time working at Remote Control Productions (Henry Jackman, Hans Zimmer) and working on arrangements and orchestrations in varying capacities for artists (i.e. Alicia Keys, No Doubt, Nas).
8.30pm – Laura Kriefman
Laura Kriefman is the director, producer and artist behind Hellion Trace and has over a decade of experience delivering interdisciplinary projects worldwide that fuse the performing arts and creative technology.
9-10pm – Lia Mice DJ
Lia Mice is a multidisciplinary artist whose works range from live performance, composition, instrument design, DJ sets, installations and interactive sculpture to academic papers. In her practice, Mice uses new technologies to explore relationships between the musical instrument and embodied performance.
The event is free to attend and is taking place at NOW Gallery (NOW Gallery The Gateway Pavillions, London, SE10 0SQ).