Rival Consoles – Australia Tour 2018
For the first time, Ryan West – otherwise known as Rival Consoles – will be showcasing his eclectic and expressive stylings in his very own Australian headline shows. Promising an invigorating display of spellbinding sonic and visual production, intertwining to tell the story of his latest emotive album, Persona has been labelled by The Australian as “An incredibly rewarding listen, due in no small part to how essentially unknowable and timeless it is“. West will bring his captivating show to Australia for three very special shows in November.
Recorded at his studio in south-east London, Persona benefits from Ryan’s exploration of a dynamic production process that combines analogue-heavy synthesizers, acoustic and electric instruments with a shoegaze-level obsession with effect pedals. Inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s film of the same name, the project represents an exploration of the persona, the difference between how we see ourselves and how others see us, the spaces in between; between states, people, light and dark, the inner persona and the outer persona.
His increasingly dynamic live show, born from bespoke performances at the Tate and for Boiler Room at the V&A Museum featuring self-programmed visuals in Max/MSP, has propelled him to play around the world. Now bringing his mesmerising set to Australia for the first time, be sure to catch Rival Consoles for a memorable night of audio-visual bliss and thoughtful sonic stories.
Shows and tickets
Wednesday 14 November
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Friday 16 November
Strawberry Fields Festival, Tocumwal
Sunday 18 November
Melbourne – Details announced mid September