Sol-de-muerte will be performing at the next Filigree Society event “Impact of Disorder” at the CB2 basement on the 26th February.
As well as performing a set which will include a number of new songs, the band will also be contributing to the main audio/visual “Impact” performance along with members of Astral Department, and VSync.
Impact of Disorder – a background
Inspired by Peter Lightfoot’s personal story of mental illness, Impact of Disorder seeks to explore and give voice to an experience exacerbated by stigma and misunderstanding. For Peter, his openness of expression has proved cathartic and, for the creation of this piece, provides a raw authenticity essential to our artistic endeavour.
Each step toward a coherent vision of this project relied on understanding some difficult aspects of mental illness. This was central to our creative process and much soul searching ensued. After many discussions with us, Peter revealed a cycle of four stages: euphoria, confusion, depression and peace. Thus emerged a workable concept.
Reflecting these stages in its structure, a dark personal history is explored within a broader socio-historical context. Multi-textural visuals point to changing attitudes, ‘remedies’ and despair, cleverly echoing various musical genres, including acid house, blues and folk. A sense of the unexpected is evoked; shifting tones and sombre imagery underpin the uneasy, sometimes disturbing, elements of the story. It is hoped that the collaborative nature of this piece finds expression in a performance which combines a kaleidescope of visual and auditory delights. May sharing our dark days make them less so…