Edinburgh Playhouse: 17 – 18 August 2016
In a startling collaboration with Oneohtrix Point Never and Hudson Mohawke, ANOHNI’s new album Hopelessness is set to a hard electronic dance soundtrack, with her unmistakable soulful vocals confronting tough contemporary issues: surveillance, drone warfare, ecocide.
Hopelessness is a breathtaking departure from her previous chamber and symphonic collaborations, described by ANOHNI as ‘an electronic record with some sharp teeth.’ It looks unflinchingly at the injustices of the modern world and her own complicity in them, disrupting assumptions about popular music by embedding searing political lyrics within dance tracks.
ANOHNI brings material from Hopelessness to two special live shows, featuring joyous dancing and ANOHNI performing as well as being embodied within a live avatar. ANOHNI achieved worldwide fame as the lead singer and songwriter with Antony and the Johnsons, winning the Mercury Prize with her second album, 2005’s I Am a Bird Now.
“…inspired: the soul and gravity of ANOHNI’s voice anchors audacious beats and pretty melodies” The Fader
“The International Festival is shaping up to be absolutely amazing, we can’t wait!” The MixUP