Past Event

The Joyous Thing #5: Penumbra

Dali de Saint Paul / Maxwell Sterling / Charlie Hope / Rebecca Salavadori

5 APR 2024, 7:30pm


An experimental performance created by vocalist DALI DE SAINT PAUL, electronic composer and double bassist MAXWELL STERLING, and visual artists CHARLIE HOPE and REBECCA SALVADORI. Emerging from a collaborative process across a series of shared sessions, Penumbra comprises improvised music and sound structured by a score of video and lighting elements. Commissioned by Outlands, the project will take shape over a series of live shows concluding at KARST.

This event is part of The Joyous Thing #5. In partnership with Outlands, KARST presents a weekend of experimental music and performance in Plymouth. The Joyous Thing #5 is an opportunity to experience talking, dancing, singing and socialising together. Together, we will explore the connected themes of collaboration, mutual support, and equality of access — centred around the vital question: how do we continue to keep things Joyous?


General admission: £9 | Concession: £6 

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*Concession tickets can be purchased by students with a valid student ID and people receiving Universal Credit, Pension Credit, Disability Benefits and Income Support/Job Seekers allowance. 



Dali de Saint Paul is known as a relentless collaborator and improviser, the voice of searing industrial duo Harrga, female improvising ensemble Viridian, trio dark idl, supergroup Ondata Rossa, and as the consistent element in her recently-concluded ‘self-exploding’ project EP/64, which existed for 64 live shows, each with a different line up, and involving over forty artists over a six-year period.

Maxwell Sterling’s multidisciplinary output as a sound producer, composer and double bassist spans regular collaborations with other musicians, visual artists, filmmakers and fashion designers. His work creates points of reference between precision sound synthesis and acoustic traditions, and can be heard on lauded solo releases for The Death of Rave and AD93, and his 2022 EP with Martha Skye Murphy, Distance on Ground (American Dreams).

Rebecca Salvadori is a London based artist working at the intersection between video art and documentary. Her film works act as constellations of highly personal and wilfully elusive heterogeneous elements: multifaceted portraits of moments, people and environments, moving between personal and transpersonal scales. Over the last 15 years she has consistently engaged with experimental music, exploring ways to connect the moving image with sound practices, live performance and alternative forms of storytelling.

Charlie Hope creates installations and performances which use light and space along with elements like video and coding to generate sensory experiences.  He has presented solo work and collaborations with other artists and musicians at galleries, clubs and public spaces across Europe. He co-founded the London Topophobia collective, and has recently presented projects with Amsterdam’s HetHEM, London’s ICA and Nottingham Contemporary



The OUTLANDS network was founded in 2017 out of a motivation to pool resources, build audiences, and support diverse, high-quality music and the organisations and individuals that strive to promote it. They include a variety of multidisciplinary curators, producers, and non-profit organisations.  Initially spanning two years, the OUTLANDS programme produced six flagship tours, each showcasing a new commission by one of the eight core partner organisations (including KARST) across the eight regions that comprise the network. In 2021 OUTLANDS opened up its membership and now comprises around 40 members and growing, covering all corners of the UK. Find out more about The Outlands Network.