A Strange Time
Awkward Moments are London-based electronica duo comprising of Mimi Xu – producer and electronic composer, and MAGUIRE – multi instrumentalist and lead vocalist. They represent the best in contemporary and immersive performative art. Their new live show ‘A Strange Time’ travels inward to the dark recesses of the psyche and out again to the dance floor in a playful interplay between introspection and connection. This tug of war between the personal and the collective is brought to life in an explosive spectacle that uses mixed media to at once ground and disorient; echoing the diverse states of our internal landscapes that constantly oscillate between darkness and light.
Boiler Room 4:3 Premiere
Awkward Moments - Series V
Awkward Moments Series V - "An Entropic Cycle" is a collaboration between Mimi Xu and Maguire. Premiered at Houghton Festival 2018 - Xu brought in classically trained multi-instrumentalist and singer Maguire to co-write and perform the 40 minute piece of music. This series layers interweaving electronic beats over organic instruments to mirror the relationship between the tangible and the ethereal; between fragmentation and order. This concept was further explored visually by performing behind a semi-transparent veil onto which was projected an abstract film to accompany the music. In the words of Virginia Woolf - 'I see myself as a fish in a stream; deflected; held in place; but cannot describe the stream.' This is their attempt to recreate that stream of existence through music and visuals. Xu and Maguire are currently writing the next Awkward Moments cycle and will be releasing and touring 'An Entropic Cycle' along with any future compositions.