SOPHIE - Gloy to Sound
Talk
Somerset House Studios

Glory to Sound: SOPHIE

Wed 14 Aug 2019
18.45 - 20.30
£7.00
Lancaster Rooms
New Wing

Glory To Sound is a musical initiative founded by musician, DJ, broadcaster and Studios resident Nabihah Iqbal, inspired by her love for music.

 

Through a series of events - talks, live shows and club nights, the aim is to experience and explore music from different perspectives, and to think about what it means to us.

For this event at Somerset House, Nabihah invites electronic producer, songwriter, and DJ SOPHIE to share and discuss the music that is most important to her in front of an intimate audience. The talk and collective listening experience will be followed by a Q&A session.

Sophie Xeon, known mononymously as SOPHIE, is an English electronic producer, songwriter, and DJ based in Los Angeles. Traversing disparate musical spheres from underground dance music to major label pop, SOPHIE’s singular sound shirks convention and pushes familiar musical styles to their furthest extremes. At once uncannily familiar and boldly experimental, and across solo releases and production work for other artists, her music has developed a devoted following and made her in demand in recording studios and on dance floors alike. 

SOPHIE’s first single, Nothing More To Say released in 2012, established a concise vision from the get­go, but it was her 2014 single Bipp that took off in clubs across the globe. Quintessentially SOPHIE, it revealed her strikingly original approach to music making, which treats sound as sculpture, emphasizing its physical qualities and ability to evoke extrasensory experiences. Sticky melodies, avant sound design, and enigmatic vocals were hallmarks of PRODUCT, her 2015 singles compilation, which presented Bipp alongside other critically acclaimed solo releases like Lemonade and Hard

“a glossy surface with deeper implications ... not a satire or comment on pop, but a distillate of what pop could be.”

Jon Pareles, New York Times, reviewing PRODUCT