M Lamar is a composer who works across opera, metal, performance, video, sculpture and installation to craft sprawling narratives of radical becomings. Fully embodying his Afro Gothic aesthetic, M Lamar creates stylistically bold works that critically engage with the status quo. His latest of academically-informed modern opera pieces Lordship And Bondage: The Birth Of The Negro Superman combines modern classical music with black and doom metal to reflect on the African Americans’ experiences of enslaved and liberated consciousness. During Rewire the artist will premiere a new work called Machines and Other Intergalactic Technologies of The Spirit, a piece that is heavily inspired by Sun Ra’s retro-futurist sci-fi projections on the mind and spirit.
M Lamar performs on Saturday 9 April.