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MixTate: Hieroglyphic Being on Wifredo Lam

For the thirteenth in our series, Chicago-born Jamal Moss (aka Hieroglyphic Being) presents a new piece of music inspired by the work of Wifredo Lam

Wifredo Lam, ‘[no title]’ 1975–6
Wifredo Lam
[no title] 1975–6
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© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2019

I approached this MixTate from a slightly different perspective. Rather than mixing other artists' music to complement a painting, sculpture or installation, I translated the visible forms of Wifredo Lam's untitled print into a sonic narrative. For the 20-minute-plus piece, I applied my distinctive approach – what I call 'rhythmic cubism' and 'synth expressionism' – to infuse the visual world with a conceptual, aural synaesthesia.

Jamal Moss, aka Hieroglyphic Being, is a producer from Chicago. His latest album The Disco's of Imhotep is released by Technicolour.

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Wifredo Lam

1902–1982
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