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Vessel Performs at Tate Britain With Immix Ensemble For You Need To Hear This

Sebastian Gainsborough aka Vessel performed a stripped backed live performance at Tate Britain, combining violin and saxophone from Liverpool’s Immix Ensemble, with visuals from Sam Wiehl for Philips and Noisey’s You Need To Hear This.

The unique performance was captured by You Need To Hear This, a special project exploring evolution in music and innovation in sound, brought to you by Philips and Noisey.

Vessel is the pseudonym of 22-year-old Bristolian Sebastian Gainsborough. Having only been producing for a few years Gainsborough rose to prominence in 2011 through acclaimed releases for Throwing Snow’s fledgling label left_blank, along with a sold out cassette release for Rekordah’s boutique imprint Astro-Dynamics.

In early 2012, Gainsborough signed with the all-conquering Tri Angle records (home to Balam Acab, oOoOO, Holy Other, Clams Casino, The Haxan Cloak) to release his debut album.

“What really excites me the most about this collaboration is working with musicians from a very different backgrounds, namely concert classical musicians and jazz musicians, coming together in quite an avant-garde context,” explained the producer.

Gainsborough explores the theme of transition and took the changing face of the Tate Britain as his inspiration.

Check out the video above and then head over to You Need To Hear This to watch more videos from collaborative project that explores innovation and evolution in music alongside the company’s new Citiscape range of headphones.


Andrew Rafter

Andrew Rafter is the editor and founder of Harder Blogger Faster.