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Xani // AIHOEDM – The Wheatsheaf Hotel (ADL)
Fri 19 May @ 8:00 pm
It’s rare to find an artist so astute in their craft and in step with a genre they can reimagine it convincingly. Winner of Best Musician at the 2022 Music Victoria Awards, Xani achieves this in her new release “An Inaccurate History of Electronic Dance Music” reimagining electronic dance music for violin, voice, electronic effects and drum kit.
When pandemic restrictions limited our movements and human connection, artist, songwriter, and violin player Xani explored what it might be like to never dance again. Bleak, isn’t it? Dance has the power to transcend limitations, to take a person beyond the moment through the power of a beat, a rhythm, a movement of ideas. The thought of losing dance inspired Xani to create a world within her own reach where dance lived on and metamorphosised into something bigger than the present.
“An Inaccurate History of Electronic Music” is Xani’s version of that place: a fictitious universe of dance. A place she escaped to over the solitary months of lockdowns, when dancing with, or performing to humans wasn’t an option. At the heart of it, “An Inaccurate History of Electronic Music” is an acutely personal interpretation of electronic dance music’s evolution through the ages. And the soul of it is good music to dance to. A party album where chapter by chapter the (inaccurate) history of dance music is tracked by Xani – a veritable musical alchemist and total fangirl – and friends.
Experience the new album performed in a one-woman show format with special guests
8:00pm Cookie Baker