VIDEODROOM: CURL (MICA LEVI / COBY SEY / BROTHER MAY) performs 'Mayonnaise, Corn on the Cob and My Car'
CURL is a London-based collective, label and community, headed up by the trio of Brother May, Coby Sey and Mica Levi. This tight-knit underground network seeks to give young artists the opportunity to share their interdisciplinary work with a wider audience. CURL’s eclectic catalogue has grown to encompass a colourful mix of jazz, grime, experimental soundscapes and hip hop. During VIDEODROOM you’ll be able to witness the premiere of their latest project, the short film ‘Mayonnaise, Corn on the Cob and My Car’, accompanied by live music by founders May, Sey and Levi.
Singer-songwriter, composer and producer Mica Levi, AKA Micachu, should require little introduction at this point. She studied at renowned institutions such as the Purcell School and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Levi is known for her work with her band The Shapes (now Good Sad Happy Bad) and her scores for the films ‘Under the Skin’ and ‘Jackie’, the latter of which was shown at Film Fest Gent in 2016. For this film’s score she became the first female composer in almost 20 years to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Score. That same year she recorded the experimental album ‘Remain Calm’ with Oliver Coates of the London Contemporary Orchestra (during VIDEODROOM also live on stage with Moor Mother). Pitchfork on that album: “One of the more enjoyable experimental releases this year.”
“The breadth of Levi’s career offers an exciting framework for a new generation of musicians looking to uproot themselves and move - as might be most intuitive in our contemporary cultural economy - in several directions at once.” Pitchfork