Teams w/Marvin Ayres
for second album; has also been touring with reunited Curved Air.
By Blurt Staff
MASK are actress/singer Sonja
Kristina, who initially came to fame with ‘70s prog legends Curved Air, and
modern classical composer/producer/Cellist Marvin
Ayres . Both are established innovators in music and performance; Ayres’s
album Cellosphere (Mille Plateaux)
established him as a groundbreaking composer/producer. They are releasing their
second album ‘Technopia on r.a.r.e (Repertoire) Jan 2010 and will be performing in UK
and Europe in April – May 2010. This is MASK’s
first release since their UK Top 20 Club hit single ‘Waking The Dream’.
Sonja Kristina has been touring with the reformed Curved Air in support of the
band’s recent CD release Reborn (featuring two of Marvin’s productions) and incorporating music from the
first three classic Warner Bros Curved Air Top 20 albums, Air Conditioning, Second Album and Phantasmagoria.
In the summer of 2010 Ayres will be performing/touring his latest composition
‘Harmogram’ using 3D sound design, in association with Martyn Ware (Heaven
17/Human League), at major international festivals.
Accompanied by their band, this will be a rare opportunity for audiences to
enjoy MASK’s Technopia tour on their
first European dates since 2005, playing London,
Paris, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm and Moscow along with other towns in the UK, France,
Germany and Italy.
Imagine a post apocalyptic futurustic barren terrain, in which the MASK protaganists
Jack and Virginia (from MASK’s 1st album ‘Heavy
Petal’) are ghostly lovers who reunite to revisit their darkly passionate
relationship from the last volatile years of their past lives. Combining a
musical sensibility of Bjork/Elbow/Sigur Ros/Bat For Lashes/Massive Attack,
with the macabre darkness of Tim Burton, this theatrical and dramatic
performance of MASK’s music laced with stunning visual (Quadratura)
and sonic effects will bring to life the album.
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