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Profound Sound: Frankie + Senyawa

Profound Sound: Frankie + Senyawa

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Folkestone’s experimental sound & music festival is back with a red-hot double bill by Frankie + Senyawa, an opening performance from Colossal Squid, plus local musicians and end of the evening DJ Set in the clearing.

Friday running order:

// 7.30pm - 8.15pm // Colossal Squid

// 8.30pm - 9pm // Frankie

// 9.15 - 10pm // Senyawa

// 10pm - 11pm // The Clearing + drinking up time

Working at the intersection of music, philosophy and performance Berlin-artist Frankie’s (Franziska Aigner) craft consists of a solo cello & vocal set combined with a hyper-emotional lyricism.

She studied at P.A.R.T.S., the school of choreography and dance in Brussels directed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, and has performed her own work at theatres and festivals across Europe. Frankie worked with the artist Anne Imhof on the performances Deal (2015), Rage (2015), and Angst (2017), as well as FAUST (2017), which was awarded the Golden Lion at the 2017 Venice Biennale. She performed and co-wrote the music to FAUST, which was released as a LP on PAN in 2019.

In 2019 she joined Holly Herndon’s vocal ensemble, performing the album PROTO around the world. Frankie continues to work and perform with Anne Imhof, and with artists such as the choreographer William Forsythe and the filmmaker Austin Jack Lynch. In 2020 she completed her PhD at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP), London, on the topic of Kant and Technics. She is currently an instructor in philosophy at the New Centre for Research and Practice.

Embodying the aural elements of traditional Indonesian music whilst exploring the framework of experimental music practice, Jogjakarta’s Senyawa is comprised of Rully Shabara’s deft extended vocal techniques punctuating the frenetic sounds of instrument builder, paired with Wukir Suryadi’s modern-primitive instrumentation.

Their music strikes a perfect balance between avant-garde influences and cultural heritage to create truly contemporary Indonesian new music. Inventions like his handcrafted ‘Bamboo Spear’; a thick stem of bamboo strung up with percussive strips of the animal skin alongside steel strings, that when amplified, fuses elements of traditional Indonesian instrumentation with garage guitar distortion. Sonically dynamic, the instrument can be rhythmically percussive on one side whilst being melodically bowed and plucked on the other.

Senyawa has collaborated and performed with many notable musicians such Yoshida Tatsuya, Otomo Yoshide, Lucas Abela, KK Null, Keiji Haino, Rabih Beiani, Trevor Dunn, Greg Fox, Sophia Jernberg, Arrington De Dionysus, Melt Banana, Jon Sass, Damo Suzuki, Jerome Cooper, Oren Ambarchi, David Shea and Kazu Ushihashi.

Profound Sound Festival is curated by Folkestone Fringe in collaboration with Hot Salvation Records & Phantom Limb.

Join us for a single evening performance or make the most of the festival with our special Multi-buy offer.

Single tickets per event cost £15 or you can enjoy both the events for £22.

How to book a Multi-buy offer:
1. Select your tickets for each of the 2 events and add them to your basket
2. When you go to the checkout the discount will be applied to your basket
3. Booking more than one offer? Add all the concert tickets you want and discounts will be applied

If you have any issues booking tickets please contact the Box Office on 01303 760 740 or

Under 23 (proof of age may be required)


Mill Bay,
CT20 1BN

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£15 per night
£22 for both nights
Under 23s go free

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