Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

Past Festivals

Past Event

Robbie Thomson


A Cryptic commission for Sonica in association with Cove Park

'Science! A mixture of cosmically ethereal and overwhelmingly punishing sounds and dancefloor- pleasing bleeps and bloops await' The Skinny

Visual artist Robbie Thomson harnesses the power of the Tesla coil, the 19th century invention that first let us see electricity dance. A pulsing soundtrack reminiscent of afrobeat and ambient electronica - created via laptop and synthesiser - strikes visuals from the Tesla coil, shooting sensational sonic and visual fireworks flaring through the Faraday cage that contains it.

Light fuses with sound in this unique sensory phenomenon - a show as lively as electricity itself.

Please note: this performance contains flashing images and loud noise, and can cause possible magnetic interference with pacemakers.

Robbie Thomson, artist and thearte maker, talks to us about XFRMR in our Festival Hot Seat interview. 

Art & Film
Wed 16 - Sun 20 May, 7.30pm & 9.30pm