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Mon 17 Apr 2023

20:00

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Plus Brecon

The Fleece

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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith is dressed in a fur coat and neon yellow scarf posing beneath vivid neon lighting - their hand is held up to their face while they stare off camera dramatically.

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith composes bright, fluid soundscapes on a variety of synthesizers, most notably the Buchla Music Easel. Excited by the endless possibilities of electronic instruments, her music is filled with vivid, expressive melodies along with her warped, ethereal vocals.

Her music is a form of auditory interpretation, powered by curiosity and her toolkit of modular, analogue, and rare synthesizers, orchestral textures, and voice. Although ambient and modern new age circles have embraced Smith’s catalog, her 2022 album ‘Let’s Turn It Into Sound’ favors a more baroque and robust form of avant-pop. Across vibrant and visceral songs, Smith engages an inner community with awe and curiosity, expressing a feeling that words alone cannot.

Known also for her psychedelic and vibrant projections in her live performances, this AV show will combine hypnotising visuals, vertiginous vocal harmonies and cinematic sound design.

Bristol Beacon and Simple Things Festival present

Standing show

Age: All ages (Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)

Doors: 19.30
Start Time: 20.00
Finish: 22.30

“Soaring wonky pop, ornate neoclassical and even quasi dancefloor moments… her most joyous music yet.”

MOJO

Support from

Brecon

Will Brown’s solo project BRECON showcases a penchant for introspective melodies, angular percussion and reflective harmonies, which drive a range of tempos into vast acoustics, wandering through repurposed references to UK dance music.

Following the success of Brecon’s debut full length ‘Fore’, the subsequent remix package ’Fore – Remixed’ features a stellar selection of remixes from the talents of JoeFarr (Turbo, Leisure System, Power Vacuum, DSNT), Surgeon’s Girl (Lapus & Livity Sound), Numeral (Irascible & Blizzard Audio Club) and Laze (With Bells Records).

The venue

The Fleece

Getting to the venue

Location: The Fleece is located in Bristol City Centre off Victoria Street near to Bristol Bridge and Castle Park.

Address: 12 St Thomas St, Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6JJ

  Bicycle

Bicycle racks can be found on Victoria Street neat the venue. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.

Car parking

Pay and display on-street parking can be found on St Thomas Street. The nearest multi-storey car park is the NCP car park on Queen Charlotte Street 450m from the venue across Bristol Bridge.

  Bristol Clean Air Zone

The Fleece is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. Check if your vehicle will be charged and how much you’ll have to pay.

  Bus

Victoria Street bus stop is 100m from the venue. City Centre bus stops are 700m away across Bristol Bridge.

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Access

Mobility

The Fleece has step-free level access from street level. Inside the venue there is a historic flagstone floor that is uneven in places.

There is a dedicated accessible viewing area to the right of the stage.

On-street parking is available nearby behind the venue.

Toilets

Accessible toilets are located in the corridor to the right of the bar.

Assistant Dogs

Registered assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the venue and auditorium.

Hearing Facility

There is no induction loop facility at this venue.

 

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