The electronic iconoclast’s twisted and ambitious dystopian opera, which premiered live at Red Bull Music Festival in New York.
Brooklyn-based musician Daniel Lopatin is one of the most exciting electronic music composers working today. The son of Russian immigrants and professional musicians, he spent years cranking out tapes and CDRs as Oneohtrix Point Never, his output ranging from demented meditation drones to straight-up noise. Though his early releases on Carlos Giffoni’s No Fun label connected him to the noise circuit, his compositions are equally inspired by library music, jazz fusion, a love-hate relationship with new age and a general appreciation for various strains of supposedly “bad” music. Over the course of more than eight albums, he’s tested the boundaries of MIDI and created disrupted meditations on the replication, arpeggiation, hyperreality, reality and mortality of humans and machines. He’s also broadened his musical output to score Sofia Coppola’s 2013 film, The Bling Ring; Ariel Kleinman’s 2015 film Partisan; and he provided the soundtrack for the 2017 film Good Time, released on Warp. Days before the release of his most recent Warp release,Age Of, Lopatin presents one of his most ambitious projects yet: MYRIAD is a a four-part epochal concert featuring his first full live touring ensemble, together with special guests and visual collaborators. Listen back on the world premiere, recorded live at Red Bull Music Festival New York.