Zan Lyons has been impressing throughout Europe since 2005 with his explosive live cinema shows. The combination of his sensational films, some of them screened at Cannes, with his chaotic and dark jumble of beats and viola loops gives rise to a sensory unprecedented challenge.
In 2006 “Androids with delayed reactions” and “Girl seeming to dissapear” were the films that made him be respected and tour alongside artists such as Battles, Venetian Snares or Clark.
Key member of The Hellish Vortex, the live band that joins Alec Empire, and closely linked to the division of Warp Films, he was appointed in 2009 musical director for “Underdrome”, a multimedia 360 degrees show of the London Roundhouse, where Zan coordinated a 100 members orchestra of strings and winds and intervened the sound with his own material.
He is also performing live visuals of his own creation the newly reformed Atari Teenage Riot.
Zan is currently working on a new under-wraps audio visual project that will soon be revealed at L.E.V Festival. Inspired by the science fiction of the 1970s,Zan’s new audio visual work will be his most ambitious yet.
In zero gravity the main protagonist moves through an otherworldly void with each new encounter further abstracting reality. The sound and images are synchronised live with surgical precision to create a narrative built entirely in real time. Merging live-viola looping with frenetic noise sculptures.
All the visual effects are created in-camera using vintage lenses and custom rigs built by Zan himself to achieve authentic weightlessness . The result is a truly live cinema experience fusing sonics and visuals of violence and grace that will bring us all to a parallel reality.