Aphex Twin has done some legendary live performances in the past, so when we were asked to produce his stage show for the Traffic festival in Turin (with 20,000 people turning up), we wanted to do something a little out of the ordinary. We decided that we wanted to push the show away from just video projections so we enlisted the help of dance choreographer Darren Johnston of the excellent Array.
We wanted to combine our knowledge of video projections and Darren’s knowledge of dance choreography. So we had the dancers (Aphex masks, wedding dresses and all) move behind on stage screens and used video projections to morph their silhouettes into multi limbed monsters which raved away to Aphex’ set. We offset this with a central screen which showed mutated hands working a variety of analogue audio gear. The result was a delightfully twisted cabaret which seemed to fit the event perfectly.
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