Attila Csihar, the baritone voice of Sunn 0))) and Norwegian black metal pioneers Mayhem, created his first ever intimate solo durational work. Inspired by the theatre, science and ancient mythology of alchemy, he performed a specially created text in the Enochian language within a scrying ritual. Central to alchemy, scryers often used bridges and towers as portals to access visions of the past or future. It was also considered as a way to communicate with God through Angels, which John Dee famously turned into the Enochian Dictionary in the 16th century.
In this radical new work Csihar connects together the North East landscape from Lindisfarne to the Tyne Bridge with past, present and future.
Attila Csihar is a Hungarian black metal vocalist, best known for his vocal work with Mayhem and Sunn O))). His music career began in 1985 in the Hungarian metal band Tormentor, which reached cult status in black metal circles with their first album, Anno Domini. On the strength of his work in Tormentor, he was invited to perform vocals on the De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas album by Norwegian black metal band Mayhem. He has recorded five full-length albums with the American doom/drone metal band Sunn O))), including their most recent release Monoliths & Dimensions, and performed live with the band on their worldwide tours. He is also in the Burial Chamber Trio with Greg Anderson of Sunn O))) and Oren Ambarchi, and in part of Gravetemple with Stephen O'Malley of Sunn O))) and Oren Ambarchi. He has been developing his solo work since 2008.
Commissioned by AV Festival 12. World Premiere.
£12 Individual/£20 Both
Sat 24 March 2012, 7-9pm and Sun 25 March 2012, 8-10pm
Entrance on Lombard Street
Newcastle NE1 3AE