Musician, composer and Mercury Prize nominee Oneohtrix Point Never combines his experience of music, visual art and film to present a ‘concertscape’ dubbed MYRIAD. This ambitious project takes the perspective of an alien intelligence, with the work informed by Oneohtrix Point Never’s site-specific commissions of recent years including the Museum of Modern Art (2011), Tate Britain and MoMA PS1 (2013), and Edinburgh International Festival (2015). MYRIAD explores film and television tropes, abstract sculpture, game ephemera, poetry, apocryphic histories, internet esoterica, and philosophies of being; it looks both towards the possibilities of the future whilst considering the conflict between today’s civilisation and the environment. The work receives is world premiere in May 2018 at Park Avenue Armoury, New York City.
Oneohtrix Point Never (OPN), otherwise known as Daniel Lopatin, is also the label founder of Software Recording Company, as a producer his credits include Anohni, FKA Twigs, David Byrne and Nine Inch Nails. OPN’s most recent album Garden of Delete (Warp, 2017) received widespread acclaim and last year he was presented the Best Soundtrack Award at Cannes Film Festival for his score to Good Time (dir. Josh and Benny Safdie). OPN has appeared as part of the Barbican contemporary music programme on several occasions including concerts at LSO St Luke’s with Nate Boyce, and Union Chapel with Nico Muhly. In 2016 he released Sticky Drama, a live audio-visual broadcast via Boiler Room which begins in the Barbican’s concert hall before descending into the bowels of the centre.