Transatlantic Fire Organ Cypher
29 - 30 April 2017, The Khan, Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
Which nation made the flames fly the highest? We held a fire-filtered freestyle cypher across the ocean!
We teamed up with the phenomenal Breakin’ Convention to bring the Fire Organ to the International Festival of Hip Hop Dance Theatre in London. In collaboration with video artist Ali Hossaini and his team at King’s College London, we linked up London with New York in a blazing transatlantic performance.
Guerilla Science invited London-based beatboxers and rappers to spit lyrics into our Fire Organ in London as music transmitted across the Atlantic Ocean from a NYC choir. Together we explored cycles of life and death using the primal element of fire.
Hosted by 4 x Beatbox Champion Grace Savage on Saturday 29th, and Beatbox Champion MC Zani on Sunday 30th, special guest artists and festival-goers tested their freestyling skills on our Fire Organ. The beats went back and forth with a New York City choir, led by artist and composer Kate Eberstadt.
Want to see what happened? We live-streamed all the action so check it out below.