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Adrena Adrena / Simon McCorry


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Adrena Adrena is a collaboration between award-winning visual artist Daisy Dickinson and drummer E-Da Kazuhisa, previously the drummer of the Japanese noise band Boredoms amongst several others

The duo cut a raw blend of drums, noise and organic visual work, featuring in their performances an eight foot white sphere that hangs above Kazuhisa’s drum kit and which Dickinson maps videos on to. Her work has been described as ‘cosmological and transcendental, drawing attention to the wonder of the earth and our sensuality on it’.

As a duo, their debut was at the International Festival of Projections in early 2016 and have since performed at End of The Road Festival, Supernormal Festival, Fort Process Festival, Zorofest in Leipzig and other shows across the UK and Europe, with Acid Mothers Temple and members of Wire and Bo Ningen.

The pair completed a short film in 2016. ‘Man on the Hill’, which features E-da playing drums on fire in the mountains. The film has since been featured on the British Council Film website and in 2016 was nominated for The BFI London Film Festival, Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival plus several more

“The centre of the stage was taken up by projections which, always simple and often semi-abstract, never stole the limelight from the music. It was more like watching a trio, just one at work on different senses to the others. Pretty soon you weren’t taking in the sights and sounds as separate elements at all, but hand been induced into a kind of synaesthesia. And if that seems like we’re reverting to Sixties terminology like ‘trip’ we might as well go with it…. it felt like a trip (man), like being taken through some other reality then dumped back in ours at the end.” – Gavin Burrows (Lucid Frenzy)


"Simon McCorry’s inspired sound design is a blanket of pure disorientation"
- The Sunday Times

"... the leading voice of McCorry’s cello is an irresistible beam of light in darkness" - The Quietus

Cellist, composer and sound designer Simon McCorry has been making music and creating sound design for theatre and film for over 15 years, working with theatre companies including Headlong, Old Vic Productions, Tiata Fahodzi, Theatre Hullabaloo, Cirque Bijou & Actors of Dionysus.

He is an accomplished cellist and started work in theatre with the creation of performance group IROQIM. This was a laboratory for experimenting in combining spoken word and closely intertwined live music. He has also worked with visual artists creating soundscapes for installations and exhibitions, defining space and feeling with sound.

He also releases work under 'Amonism' for various labels, creating music combining influences of modern classical with electronics and field recording.

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