Haiku SalutRelease new single “We Are All Matter”Out on 15
UK Shows in Feb/March
Taken from their album There Is No Elsewhere out now via PRAH Recordings
Haiku Salut release a new single, “We Are All Matter”, on March 15th. Taken from their critically-acclaimed album, There Is No Elsewhere (“Formidable and fragile, beautiful and fascinating” – Drowned In Sound, “An ambitious, effortless mix of electronic and organic” – DJ Magazine), “We Are All Matter” is an uplifting hymn to community and humanity.
“This one is an example of a song that appeared from nowhere. It feels like it’s always been here,” says Haiku Salut’s Sophie Barkerwood. “It was written shortly after our last album was released and we were exploring new ideas and sounds and feels. Lots of looped trumpet and triumph, it sounds like a celebration.”
The single is accompanied by a video directed by visual artist Jo Peel. Shot as part of the Festival Of The Mind in Sheffield, the video sees Jo Peel and designer Nigel Dunnett transform a derelict public space into an art installation and garden, mirroring the song’s themes of community and growth.
Haiku Salut continue to explore the relationship between electronic and organic with their latest project, a live score for Buster Keaton’s 1926 masterpiece The General. Commissioned by Nottingham Contemporary as part the of the BFI’s Comedy Geniusseason, the 80 minute electronic score recasts a beloved classic in a dramatic new light. Haiku Salut have so far performed the Buster score at the Out To Lunch festival in Belfast and at the Nottingham Contemporary, and will tour the Buster Keaton Picture Show throughout 2019, alongside their regular live appearances.
The Buster Keaton live score is the latest in a line of ambitious projects for the trio. In 2018, they collaborated with The Robot Orchestra as part of The Hexagon Project at the Great Exhibition Of The North. They also released a stunning Virtual Reality video for their single, “Occupy“, and organised a Virtual Reality event at the Curtain Hotel in London, where their fans were able to live inside the video. They also toured their Lamp Show throughout the UK in the autumn.
Forthcoming live dates for Haiku Salut are as follows:
1 Feb – The Grand, Clitheroe, with Rozi Plain
16 Feb – The Broadway Cinema, Nottingham – VR event, as part of the Festival Of Science And Curiosity
21 March – Quad, Derby – The Buster Keaton Picture Show
28 March – Stamford Arts Centre – The Buster Keaton Picture Show