Late Night Lock in Live: Leonard Maassen
Join us on the 7th July for Maassens performance for our LNLI series.
Exploring an electronic sound using synthesisers, vocals and field recordings, Leonard Maassen creates futuristic music that feels intricately organic. Having grown up in Germany, France and the UK, his work explores an identity informed by a life in motion. His debut EP, Lillies, released in 2021, has been described as “hypnotic vocal loops and misshapen beats with a jazz infused synth meandering lazily across the top” [Halcyon Wax]. Since this release, Maassen has been exploring audio-visual work focusing on glaciers (premiered 21 September 2023 at IKLECTIK Art Lab) as well as working on his next solo release ‘Inside Cycles’, anticipated for release in early 2024. Alongside his solo output, Maassen has produced music for artists including Gigi Williams and Neo Arc, as well as composing for a number of film and theatre productions.
For his new live show, Maassen has been exploring live electronics with Shokunin (Alex Astruc). Journeying between high-octane dance invitations and ambient interludes, he intends the performance to feel communally introspective and meditative throughout.