Genesis Owusu x tszuj
FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2019
For the past three years, Future Rising has touched down in 14 cities across the globe, creating unique experiences and creations that empower and celebrate the very best new talent in music and design from around the world. Following the European edition in Spring 2019, Future Rising returns for five one-off audio-visual collaborations, touching down in Guangzhou, Bangkok, Goa, Kuala Lumpur and Brisbane to explore what’s happening in each host city RIGHT HERE! RIGHT NOW!
Brisbane marks the final stop for Future Rising. Australian rap virtuoso Genesis Owusu brings his unique poetic flavour and eclectic influences (from Jimi Hendrix to Frank Ocean) together with Carla Zimbler and Mikaela Stafford of experimental creative collective Tszuj, who specialise in live visuals, stage design, and light-based immersive experiences, to premiered a unique A/V performance for the very first time at W Brisbane.
Making his mark on the Australian music scene, Genesis Owusu delivers his own ever-changing, unique style of hip-hop. Noting a long-list of influences from Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis to Frank Ocean and Wu-Tang Clan, his artistic versatility and poetic approach has seen him collaborate with Grammy-nominated band Hiatus Kaiyote and perform explosive live sets at Groovin’ The Moo, Spilt Milk and St. Jerome’s Laneway. At just 19, he's a serious 'One to Watch'.
Tszuj is an experimental, interdisciplinary art collective specialising in light-based installation, stage design and live animation. Tszuj marries sculptural form with projection mapping by saturating and automating suspended static objects, transforming and repurposing space. Characteristically immersive and meditative, Tszuj constructs impactful experiences to enhance audience engagement and stimulate sensory response.
Based in Sydney, Australia, Niche has cemented its reputation as Australia’s forefront boutique touring agency, championing artists from across the globe and at home in Australia, working with an illustrious list of artists including; Hiatus Kaiyote, Sampa thae Great, Bonobo, Project Pablo, Jordan Rakei, Parcels and more.
81 North Quay, Brisbane 4000 Australia