Preview: Amon Tobin’s ISAM rolls back into London
Emily Kendrick looks forwards to the return of the visionary electro guru Amon Tobin...
Having made his way around the globe with his eye-defying show, the Brazilian soundmaster Amon Tobin returns to London for the biggest performance of ISAM on these shores to date.
ISAM Live was arguably the highlight of 2011. It is a visual wonder; the imagination becoming real as sound mapping allows the performance visuals to seemingly interact with the music. Encased in a white cube-like construct, Tobin performs select material from his latest album as well as his diverse career in electronic music-making, amidst altering forms of industrial machinery pumping away and
‘ISAM’ – the album – was released in 2011 to critical acclaim, marking another chapter in Tobin’s extensive collection of projects – from the success of the ‘Foley Room’, its documentary accompaniment, his own label, ‘Chaos Theory ‘soundtrack projects, through to his work being performed at the Royal Albert Hall by the London Metropolitan Orchestra.
Amon Tobin is undoubtedly a musical pioneer, and with this show he’s changing the whole perception of live performance. The next instalment at London’s Brixton Academy on Saturday May 12th will allow countless fans who missed his sold out appearances at the Forum to also have their minds blown.