Oneohtrix Point Never has detailed the world premiere of ‘myRiad’, his most ambitious project to date, taking place at Park Avenue Armory, New York City between 22-24 May.
A project of unprecedented scope, ‘myRiad’ is a hyperstitial “concertscape” imagined from the perspective of an alien intelligence, and builds on a practice of site-specific works presented at the Museum of Modern Art, Tate Britain and MoMA PS1, and Edinburgh International Festival, amongst many others.
Pulling from long-standing fascinations with film and television tropes, abstract sculpture, game ephemera, poetry, apocryphic histories, internet esoterica, and philosophies of being, ‘myRiad’ generates a conceptual spectrum that is as much a speculation on the unthinkable future as it is an allegory for the current disquiet of a civilization out of balance with its environment. Oriented around behaviorally choreographed set pieces and lighting, the theatrical installation takes a directly formal approach to themes latent in his work by placing the audience inside the architecture of the music itself. Using the scale of the Wade Thompson Drill Hall to explore disorienting relationships between space and sound, ‘myRiad’ mutates forms of live musical performance.
The world premiere of ‘myRiad’ is presented as a four-part epochal song cycle by the Park Avenue Armory and the Red Bull Music Festival New York City.
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“This is Oneohtrix Point Never on highest alert”
– Q Magazine
“ominous, otherworldly electronica[...] a relentless, driving cacophony that yields only in the film’s final moments”
”the futurist grandeur of Brad Fiedel’s Terminator soundtrack, heavy shades of John Carpenter and Alan Howarth’s malevolent.[..] But the sheer density and erratic energy is all Lopatin’s own”
“[Good Time] moves smartly and propulsively to the stressed-out strains of Daniel Lopatin’s edge-of-a-heart-attack score.”
– New York Times
“Treads the line between crime thriller score and psychotropic trip”
– The Wire
"A searing, striking set of compositions"
– DJ Mag
“Lopatin has made some of the most confrontational, maximal and transformative electronic music of the past decade[...] a worthy addition to Oneohtrix Point Never’s near-faultless discography, and a record to cherish in its own right”
– Line Of Best Fit