- Sheffield’s 65daysofstatic show no signs of slowing down. They have spent fifteen years establishing themselves globally as a relentless touring band. They have made seven studio albums, soundtracked contemporary dance, scored films and created site-specific A/V installations. In 2016 they released the critically acclaimed soundtrack to the video game ‘No Man’s Sky’: an ‘infinitely long’, dynamic, generative score that responded to the player’s actions. Then they toured a live version of it around the world.Decomposition Theory or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Demand the Future is a major new work from 65daysofstatic that will premiere at Algomech Festival in Sheffield. There will be three performances 9th – 10th November 2017, each one different.Decomposition Theory sees 65daysofstatic exploring new ways of harnessing algorithmic music techniques in the context of a live band performance. It focuses on custom-made procedural audio processes, generative music programs, and live-coded noise. By composing processes rather than finished songs, 65 can ‘decompose’ them again onstage. Processes can be combined, rewritten, manipulated or ignored. Each performance will be a unique curation of algorithms, coded by 65daysofstatic to generate live music for them.Decomposition Theory is a live collaboration between the humans and their code-based counterparts. It is 65daysofstatic becoming cyborg, demanding a future where we control the algorithms, not the other way round.
“We’re happy to bring news that we’ll be writing the soundtrack for the galaxy-spanning phenomenon ‘No Man’s Sky’, a procedural, open-universe space exploration video game.
We’re in Las Vegas right now and played a new song, ‘Supermoon’ live at the The Game Awards, alongside new visuals which were created by Mr. Div, inspired by No Man’s Sky. We imagine this will be viewable online before too long. We’ve also been working with sound designer Paul Weir to help create further procedural sound for the recesses of No Man’s Sky’s lonely galaxy.
Obviously we’re insanely excited, so excited, overly excited to be involved.”
Further information on No Man’s Sky is here
“It’s taken us a little while, but we’re really pleased to announce that, as long as civilisation scrapes its way through one more year, we’ll be bringing the Wild Light tour to Australia in March 2015. We’re beginning at the Adelaide Festival of Arts on 7th March and then doing our own headline shows after that. Check out the poster below for the dates; tickets are available now from birdsrobe.com.”Facebook eventTheMusicMarch 7 – Adelaide ticketsMarch 8 – Melbourne ticketsMarch 9 – Melbourne ticketsMarch 10 – Sydney ticketsMarch 11 – Brisbane ticketsMarch 13 – Perth ticketsLinks to tickets for all shows are up at www.birdsrobe.com