The world’s largest electronica festival will soundtrack Late At Tate Britain event this Friday night 7th December. Performance, music and much more combine at this late night opening exploring the continuing influence of the Pre-Raphaelites on contemporary art, fashion and music.
Kalle B and Nicka Kirstejn, founders of Denmark’s renowned electronica festival, Stella Polaris will be joined by leading Danish electronic music artists Mads Björn (live), Lulu Rouge, August and Løwenstein to provide Pre-Raphaelite inspired electronic sounds.
The world’s largest electronica festival, Stella Polaris produces four summer events held across Denmark, featuring artists including Moby, Trentemoller, Tom Middleton, Groove Armada’s Andy Cato, Ewan Pearson, LTJ Bukem, Café Mambo’s Pete Gooding and beyond. Outside of the summer months, Stella Polaris has curated events including the Danish National Gallery of Art’s ‘Night Music Gallery’.
An evening of collaborations, 7th December will see Stella Polaris bring its magical experience to the Tate’s polished floors. Mads Björn, complete with his acoustic guitar and spartan soundtrack, will be joined by producer, August, and his low-level electronic sounds. Lulu Rouge, well known for their production work and remixes for Moby, Choir Of Young Believers and others, will perform a DJ set alongside Stella Polaris’ resident DJ Løwenstein, Kalle B, and Nicka Kirstejn.
The event will also Include an Etsy craft fair, Miharayasuhiro’s sensory interactive installation ‘Ophelia Has A Dream’, a literary portrait of Burne-Jones from Ruth Rosen, readings from a new play about Holman Hunt called The Scapegoat by Deborah Freeman and directed by Ariella Eshed, a response to William Morris’s bed from artist David Mabb also selected
scenes from Hamlet directed by Tony Middleton and a screening of live action film adaptation of Christina Rossetti’s poem Goblin Market written and directed by Anna Blandford.
“It’s hard to put into words, and it is not because words do not exist, but because words fall short to describe how exceptional and surreal it is to be allowed to play in one of the art world’s most important institutions,” Kalle B said. “It’s one of our biggest dreams come true as organisers. It is a milestone and a huge endorsement that such a large institution has agreed to host us in their beautiful space as part of their Late at Tate event. It fires our spirits and motivates us to pursue even more adventures abroad.”
Stella Polaris took its first baby steps back in 1997. In 2012, it celebrated its 15th anniversary and its position as the world’s largest free chill-out festival. Please visit www.stella-polaris.dk for more info.
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7th December 2012 – Late at Tate Britain
Free, no ticket required
Line-up: Mads Björn (live), Lulu Rouge, August, Nicka, Løwenstein and Kalle B