LEM 2019 – english

NÚRIA ANDORRÀ I CHRISTIANE BOPP (Bellpuig / Poitiers)

Thursday 26th September, 13h

CINEMES TEXAS

Bailén 205

OPENING CONCERT

free entry

foto Christiane Bopp: Rémi Angeli

Two years ago we enjoyed a sublime duet with Lê Quan Ninh and the also percussionist Núria Andorrà. This year, the Lleida-born musician is back at LEM to offer us a tête à tête with trombonist Christiane Bopp which promises to be yet another high-class improvisation session. A fellow traveller of Carles Santos, Agustí Fernández and Fred Frith among others and author of extraordinary solo works, Núria Andorrà is without a doubt one of the biggest references in the local improvised music scene. Alongside her, French musician Christiane Bopp‘s résumé isn’t any less impressive: Mat ManeriJoëlle Léandre or Marc Ducret are some of the totems she has worked with. A first-time-ever meeting with two of the best European improvisers to open LEM 2019. A spectacular opening.

Web Núria Andorrà

Web Christiane Bopp


BLACK FLOWER  (Barcelona / Tenerife)

Thursday 3rd October, 22h

NOTA 79

Vallirana 79

ticket 8€ (2 concerts)

foto: Javier Blasco

Yexza Lara (voice and flute), Pablo Selnik (alto flute and voice) and Clara Lai (piano) are Black Flower, an unclassifiable trio that describes its work as a mingling of pop and avant-garde music influences where, with strange melodies, free improvisation and sound experimentation, they build scenarios of lovecraftian cosmic terror. Beyond their formula, self-named avant pop, Black Flower is the meeting of three of the best examples of Barcelona’s dynamic free scene. Three free, restless souls with a relevant solo career –Lara, Selnik and Lai have released extraordinary works and have collaborated with big names in jazz and other genres- looking for onirical landscapes with unexpected twists. A class on mastery and originality.

Web Yexza Lara

Web Pablo Selnik

Web Clara Lai


CANVIS VELLS (Barcelona)

Thursday 3rd October, 23h

NOTA 79

Vallirana 79

ticket 8€ (2 concerts)

Improvised music is music within time: it assumes both temporality and the moment as a part of the material on which the musical experience is poured. Morover, designed music is music outside time. It dominates it, it fixes it, and it is always able to go back in time. The possibility of adapting to models and referents often make us forget that game, research and experimentation also belong to writing. Canvis Vells was born in 2011 to perform the compositions of Toni Martí with a repertoire based on poetry and it has released the 12-track collection He dit una cançó (2018). At LEM 2019, the group brings a proposal focused on their own instrumental music. Canvis Vells are Víctor Bonet, Toni Martí, Gerard Rosich, Miquel Ferrés, CristianVega and Angèlica Sánchez.

Web Canvis Vells


SUSAN DRØNE  (Murcia)

Friday 4th October, 20h

SEU DE GTS

Igualada 10

Donations at the end of the action

Susan Drøne, alias of composer, visual artist and performer Susana López, has already four albums released (Vortex, 2011, Megalitomanía, 2014, Four Sinusoids to Eliane, 2019, a tribute to composer Eliane Radigue, and the recent Looms, 2019). She works with field recordings which are transformed and combined with electronic sounds and new instruments. Her interest on field work has taken her to be a part of the Norwegian project Greenlightdistrict. The public showing of her sound investigation about water contamination in the region of Telemark took place this September. She’s done sound art installations in several cities and, every month, she presents the radio show La política del ruido, a space which analyses the relationship between sound experimentation and ideological militancy.

Web Susan Drøne


MACROMASSA (Barcelona)

Saturday 5th October, 22h

CAPELLA DEL COL·LEGI MAJOR RAMON LLULL

Recinte de l’Escola Industrial, entrance at Rosselló 101

Donations at the end of the action

foto: Consuelo Bautista / The Hrönir Factory

After publishing their 13th album, Sucede allí, Macromassa has returned to the stages: in March, they were invited to the Kraak Festival in Brussels and, in July, to Barcelona’s Sónar festival. The band, that has never played at LEM before, has offered to make a pay-what-you-wish concert for all the fans that weren’t able to assist to the previous ones. This third concert will take place in a very special venue: the modernist chapel of the Col·legi Major Ramon Llull. Finally at LEM, a field of microtonic fluctuations and swarmed densities according to renal patterns of high realism based on a dimensionalisation of the breastbone of the interior beasts, which extracts different kinds of mineral waste from the audiogenerator and the electric clarinet that won’t leave indifferent the Geiger counter that we carry in our pockets: Macromassa, the legend.

Web Macromassa


DAPHNE XANTHOPOULOU (Barcelona)

Tuesday 8th October, 20:30h

in collaboration with DUBLAB / CICLE RADIAL 

La Rubia Horiginal

Ferlandina 29

free entry

Greek sound artist Daphne Xanthopoulou, currently living in Barcelona, uses object installations in her work, as if it was a microtheatre of action in which she introduces interventions in performatic language. Xanthopoulou experiments with field recordings, voice and expanded text to create temporally deconstructed compositions of suggestive textures, created through concatenation and generative techniques. She co-founded the ambient duo Nine Mountains and the experimental music curatorship platform Cachichi (you can follow her work online by listening to her monthly radio show at Tesla FM). Lately she has also been working with Raúl Dávila, Giulia Paradelli and Blazej Kotowski on multisensory workshop project on critical listening called Seselame.

Web Daphne Xanthopoulou


ANATOMÍA HUMANA DESMONTABLE (Castelló / Barcelona)

Tuesday 8th October, 21:30h

in collaboration with DUBLAB / CICLE RADIAL 

La Rubia Horiginal

Ferlandina 29

free entry

Anatomía Humana Desmontable is the name of the current sound project of artist Laura Höldein, that some people has defined as alien-pop-elektronische. Her particular rythm and space conception of music and her metaphysical lyrics, which are feed by cut-ups and poetry fragments, make her sound unique and impossible to classify. The project has been active since 2013 and during these years has published four references, always in cassette format: Anatomía Humana Desmontable (Demonodrome, 2014), Medusa Eléctrica, a split with the already disappeared duo Magmadam (Demonodrome, 2016), Pasajera Pausa (Conjunto Vacío, 2017) and Qvantvm 4, released this July also through Demonodrome. Her background in art, dance, thought and literature makes us think about a multidisciplinary artist, but some people prefer to define her as a mutant.

Web Anatomía Humana Desmontable


LAURA LLANELI (Barcelona)

LOVELACE

Wednesday 9th October, 21h

CENTRE CÍVIC LA SEDETA

Sicília 321

ticket 8€ (2 concerts)

Laura Llaneli explores the relationship between sound experience, production and contemporary arts devices in projects of critical investigation of the reception and social use of these practices, that have been awarded and presented as performances and concerts. Lovelace makes reference to Ada Lovelace, the 19th century computing pioneer. It’s also Linda Lovelace‘s last name, the starring actress of the porn film Deep Throat. If we think about it, we can associate Love-Lace with the strings used in a loom, an analogic system of patterns and algorithms. The performance waves on a music base created in live coding and addresses the language multiplicities, the limits of reality, read by a machine voice or by a human voice and its erotic/aesthetic relationships we approach them with.

Web Laura Llaneli


TELHARMONIUM (Legnica)

Wednesday 9th October, 22h

exchange with FESTIVAL INTERMEDIALE

The Telharmonium project is financed from the funds of Civil Society Organisations Development Programme for 2018-2030

CENTRE CÍVIC LA SEDETA

Sicília 321

ticket 8€ (2 concerts)

Telharmonium is the name of the first electromechanical instrument, built at the end of the 19th century, which allowed to create sounds through electromagnetic currents, and it’s also the name of a project several musicians and audiovisual creators work in since 2017: Krzysztof Pawlik, Wojciech Benicewicz, Jarosław Sobolewski, Małgorzata Dancewicz and Maciej Trybuchowski. Thelarmonium‘s audiovisual production is based on field recordings of sound and video inspired by the mood impressions of different places. Their first performance illustrated the south beaches of the Dungeness promontory in England, the setting of Derek Jarman‘s Garden. In another presentation, the cameras and microphones recorded the fusion process of the Vatnajökull glacier’s fragments at the Jökulsárlón Icelandic glacier lake.

Web Telharmonium

The Telharmonium project is financed from the funds of Civil Society Organisations Development Programme for 2018-2030

MARC EGEA & MELISA BERTOSSI (Sant Iscle de Vallalta / Barcelona)

Thursday 10th October, 20h

SEU DE GTS

Igualada 10

ENCOUNTERS IN SPACE-TIME

Donations at the end of the action

foto Marc Egea: Michel Sama / foto Melisa Bertossi: Ernest Abentín

Here’s a meeting of two musicians with divergent origins but with an element in common: their growing taste for heterodoxy and sound experimentation. Catalan hurdy-gurdy player Marc Egea started his career in folk music in bands such as El Pont d’Arcalís. Later on he continued working in fields like jazz and free improvisation in Kaulakau, Alenky and Banda d’Improvisadors de Barcelona while also releasing some solo works. Argentinian Melissa Bertossi trained as a jazz saxophonist and recorded her first album as a lead on 2013. Since 2014 she’s been living in Barcelona, where she has collaborated in groups such as Joao Viera, Grovaloo or Discordian Community Ensemble. Her fields of expertise are jazz and experimentation, where she converges with musicians like Marc Egea.

Web Marc Egea

Web Melisa Bertossi


FERRAN BESALDUCH & INGAR ZACH (Badalona / Oslo)

Friday 11th October, 22h

CAT (CENTRE ARTESÀ TRADICIONÀRIUS)

Plaça d’Anna Frank s/n

ticket 10€ (2 concerts)

foto: Elena Márquez

Badalonian saxophonist Ferran Besalduch honors the idea of an improviser. He has developed an impressive solo career in bands like Blow, Freenetics and Malaclypse Sax Quartet alongside well-know figures such as Agustí Fernández, Joachim Badenhorst, Mats Gustafsson, Núria Andorrà, Josep Lluís Galiana and poet Marçal Font, or, as in this case, forming a duet with a true totem of the European avant-garde jazz scene: Norwegian, Madrid-based Ingar Zach. A percussionist with a style that is as special as it is personal, Zach has performed with the likes of legend Derek Bailey and with Agustí Fernández, Michele Rabbia, the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra and Dans Les Arbres, among others, as well as having released well-received solo works. LEM 2019 has the privilege of hosting the sublime meeting of two top-class improvisers.

Web Ferran Besalduch

Web Ingar Zach


CARLOS ZÍNGARO & ULRICH MITZLAFF (Lisboa)

Friday 11th October, 23h

CAT (CENTRE ARTESÀ TRADICIONÀRIUS)

Plaça d’Anna Frank s/n

ticket 10€ (2 concerts)

fotos: Nuno Martins

The currently called immediate composition is the base of this duo formed by Portuguese violinist Carlos Zíngaro, central figure of free jazz and European experimental music, and Ulrich Mitzlaff, a German violoncellist with multidimensional collaborations in several categories. From this initial premise, they develop their expression and create sound spaces that, without being related to specific languages, are not alien to the paths and influences of every component of their creation. In this sense, it’s predictable that, during this duo’s performance, there’ll be an intense and diverse musical interaction. The exploratory sensitivity of these musicians goes from free jazz to contemporary music in its most random side, including many other approaches to the music of our time.    

Web Carlos Zíngaro

Web Ulrich Mitzlaff


MARTA ZAPPAROLI (Berlin)

Saturday 12th October, 22h

SODA ACÚSTIC

Guilleries 6

ticket 8€ (2 concerts)

foto: Udo Siegfriedt

Marta Zapparoli, experimental sound artist, radio artist, improviser, performer, works in Berlin since 2007. Her work is based on the recorded sounds, a field work about the outside world using a lot of tools: microphones, sensors, ultrasound, recorders, antennas, radio receivers, detectors… Zapparoli works with surrounding sounds, acoustic ecology, electro-smog (radio waves, measurements of the electromagnetic field originated by natural phenomena, climate, thunder and even the northern lights), their effects on the human senses and body and their mutation in space-time. In live performances she builds narratives and visionary sound landscapes with tape recorders and antennas, creating a new aurality inside another sound universe to stimulate both the critical thinking and imagination.

Web Marta Zapparoli


EDITH ALONSO (Madrid)

Saturday 12th October, 23h

SODA ACÚSTIC

Guilleries 6

ticket 8€ (2 concerts)

Edith Alonso is one of the most relevant figures of Spain’s experimental music universe. Born in Madrid in 1974, she began classic piano studies but was soon interested in genres like jazz, rock and even punk. In Paris she studied composition and electroacoustic music. Afterwards, she initiated an artistic career that has been awarded at the French SACEM, Madrid Abierto and mentioned at the Pauline Olivers and Prix Europe awards. She also represented Spain at the UNESCO-organised TIME festival. Spawning from the tones and conceptual possibilities of electroacoustic music, she creates a moving and original music, immortalized in albums such as Límite, Collapse or Le Jazz Non Plus…, presented in Latin America, Asia and Europe and, finally, at LEM.

Web Edith Alonso


JOP (BARTOMEU FERRANDO & DOCTOR TRUNA) (València)

Tuesday 15th October, 20h

SEU DE GTS

Igualada 10

ENCOUNTERS IN SPACE-TIME

Donations at the end of the action

Bartomeu Ferrando is a key name of 20th century’s action poetry and performance. His actions have been shown in three continents over decades of courage, experimentation and knowledge transmission. He has been part of fundamental collective projects in sound poetry in relation with music and action art, such as Flatus Vocis Trio, Taller de Música Mundana and Rojo. The other 50% of JOP project is Truna, a distinguished pataphysician and instrument inventor. In the 80s and 90s he was a member of experimental post-punk bands like Carmina Burana and Fitzcarraldo. He works on sound installations and hybrid actions with dance, theatre and collaborated with sound artists that transit the worlds of improvisation, like Bartomeu Ferrando and the splendid project JOP. A must.

Web Bartomeu Ferrando

Web Truna


BÉRANGÈRE MAXIMIN (Paris)

Thursday 17th October, 22h

SODA ACÚSTIC

Guilleries 6

ticket 8€ (2 concerts)

foto: Marine Dricot

From 2008, Bérangère Maximin has been developing her own language with soud art and electronic music, creating dense and immersive compositions of immediate impact in five albums that have awakened national interest. The sound’s independence from the original source is a core element of her work. She took her studio works on stage after John Zorn released her debut album Tant que les heures passent through his label. She engages in collaborative projects (No One Is An Illa with Christian Fennesz, Frédéric D. Oberland, Richard Pinhas and Rhys Chatham. She also works with Fred Frith). She receives important composition commissions in residence and publishes her recordings with labels like Tzadik, Sub Rosa and Crammed Discs and performs in venues and festivals all over the world.

Web Bérangère Maximin


ALE HOP (Berlin)

Thursday 17th October, 23h

SODA ACÚSTIC

Guilleries 6

ticket 8€ (2 concerts)

Alejandra Cárdenas started the Ale Hop project in 2003 within the Red Bull Music Academy of New York, where she published La Guerra Invisible EP. From an approach closest to post-rock, this Berlin-based Peruvian woman has made her project evolve to trangressive electronic music and has widened her field of action, composing for dancing, cinema and television. At LEM, she will present her current Ale Hop performance, A/V, which is built as a ritual related to motives and sound landscapes of Peru where noise, pop, avant-garde come together through a complex repertoire of extended techniques used for electric guitar and sampling devices in real time, a sound vocabulary to create a performance of surprising physical intensity, saturated of distortion layers and dazzling atmospheres.

Web Ale Hop


WDR (Almería / Murcia)

Friday 18th October, 21h

exchange with the FESTIVAL MORADA SÓNICA

CENTRE CÍVIC CONVENT DE SANT AGUSTÍ

Comerç 36

ticket 8€ (2 concerts)

Stahlfabrik is the nom-de-guerre of JM Soler, sound artist and activist. His work is focused on analogue synthesizers, field recordings, external sound processing and virtual synthesis. He’s published some 15 albums. His dedication also reaches radio activism (four slots in four different stations) and he manages several blogs on creative electronic music. He is the co-founder of the association Eksperiment (AT) and the Morada Sónica concert seriesSofía Bertomeu is a multidisciplinary artist and her projects are mainly focused on themes like identity, portraits or landscapes on a visual and sound level, treated from a conceptual and sensorial perspective. She has done sound installations in several European cities and workshops focused on active listening on fishbowl format.

Web WDR


ANDREA DEIDDA & STEFANO COCCO (Cagliari)

LESS COPPER MORE SOFTWARE

Friday 18th October, 22h

exchange with FESTIVAL SIGNAL

CENTRE CÍVIC CONVENT DE SANT AGUSTÍ

Comerç 36

ticket 8€ (2 concerts)

Under the title Less Copper More Software title, Sardinians Andrea Deidda and Stefano Cocco are presenting a drone music performance using a software designed by Deidda and inspired by the oscillating sound electric pipe organs’ transistors. Their objective is to create dense polyphonic textures using the harmonics generated by the machine itself. Visual artist Stefano Cocco performs this sound concept playing with the projection of straight and curved lines to create dream landscapes. Born in Cagliari, Andrea Deidda is passionate about experimental electronic, the creator of the Hyperkyōō software and the impeller of initiatives like Modular’n”Synth Day. Cocco combines his visual artist side with his percussionist one. As Deidda,he studied electronic music in the conservatory of the Sardinian capital.

Web Andrea Deidda & Stefano Cocco


TUNA PASE (Barcelona)

Saturday 19th October, 22h

CAPELLA DEL COL·LEGI MAJOR RAMON LLULL

Recinte de l’Escola Industrial, entrance at Rosselló 101

ticket 8€

Tuna Pase says she started her journey in the music world when she first heard the sound of a flute in an orchestra. It was in Istanbul, the city she was born in and where she started her career in electroacoustic music, improvisation, experimental music, sound art and ethnomusicology. Flautist, percussionist and electronic music interpreter, she debuted in 2014 with Discoteque Sounds From the Cemetery. Since then she’s released another six albums and has performed in Europe, the United States and the Middle East. She’s performed twice at GTS -in 2016 within a trio with Eduard Altaba and Lieutenant Caramel and, in 2018, in a duet with Carlos Falanga-. This time, she’s back as a solo artist and as LEM 2019’s resident artist to offer us a made-on-purpose session.

Web Tuna Pase


USTED ES UN COLECTIVO & MANCEBÍA POSTIGO (Barcelona)

ÀGAPE

Sunday 20th October, 13h

CASA ALMIRALL

Joaquín Costa 33

free entry

It was unavoidable that, sooner or later, Barcelona’s most interesting, funnier and most interundisciplined collectives would end up working together. The two entities have been getting ready for years to take over our planet using sophisticated weapons like music, writing, cooking, humour and self-edition. There was no need to hesitate before asking them to conceive, direct, execute and cook this year’s Àgape, a project Usted es un Colectivo and Mancebía Postigo have been involved in through different ways in the past, all of which were as intense and unrepeatable as this symbiosis will exponentially be. Prepare yourselves to assist to this fair of wonders that are heard, seen and eaten, hosted by these two troupes of extraterrestrial hypnotizer alchemists. Come in and enjoy.

Web Usted es un Colectivo

Web Mancebía Postivo


ESPACIO PROFUNDO (Barcelona)

Tuesday 22th October, 20:30h

in collaboration with DUBLAB / CICLE RADIAL 

La Rubia Horiginal

Ferlandina 29

free entry

Trash Van Traxx pilots the spaceship controls of Espacio Profundo, wandering far away and through inhospitable landscapes. Antares (Nyapster, 2016) is her first work edited in cassette format, the starting point of an exploration of new sounds beyond cosmos. She’s settled around space-noise and ambient, surrounded of synthesizers, cacophonic recordings, processed voices and outer space sounds, building them using frequency distortions as their foundations. In 2016 she self edited the Orion cassette and in 2017 Disnomia (Day of the Droids) and Laniakea (Zona Watusa) were also out. Espacio Profundo is sound collage, field recordings, space music and noise. With these propellers the spaceship produces music that seems to come from an unknown hemisphere in where sounds melt with astral wandering trash. Space music for aliens.

Web Espacio Profundo


SRTA Y + LLAPISPANC (Amposta / Barcelona)

Tuesday 22th October, 21:30h

in collaboration with DUBLAB / CICLE RADIAL 

La Rubia Horiginal

Ferlandina 29

free entry

Perla cara/.\ PerlaCara stared being a sound installation shaped like our grandmother’s living room. There were cassette players on the table playing sound loops taken from a week of Facebook connection. On television, the images belonging to these sounds, and on the armchair, a photo album. After that, it went through Llapispanc‘s studio and there it was dismantled and turned into waste while the sounds were changed and modified until there were only some remains of what that was. This is Nadia Toldà Subirats’ (Srta Y) explanation. She’s been capturing and wandering around daily sounds and images for years aiming to retain what’s difficult to, as if it was a diary where she builds, dismantles and changes memories in order to create something new and old at the same time.

Web Srta Y

Web Llapispanc


NEUS BORRELL & JORDI RALLO (Sant Pol de Mar / Badalona)

Wednesday 23rd October, 20h

SEU DE GTS

Igualada 10

ENCOUNTERS IN SPACE-TIME

Donations at the end of the action

To Neus Borrell singing is a way to communicate, an instrument to get closer to the act of singing, which is like meeting with oneself once again. In 2019 she has release the Tot dorm EP, a duet with guitarist Miquel Joan. At LEM, Borrell will meet Jordi Rallo, a percussionist that usually plays an odd set including tablas, darbuka, panderos, kanjira, uddus, cajón and gongs, etc. Trained in India with maestro Uttam-das at Rishikesh, Rallo is one of the best tabla players in our country. During his long career he has worked with well-known names in singing and other genre such as Maria del Mar Bonet, Rosa Zaragoza, Javier Mas, Luigi Cabanach, Elisabet Raspall and Toti Soler. Borrell and Rallo will offer us a first-time-ever meeting presided by words, singing and percussion.

Web Neus Borrell

Web Jordi Rallo


ANNE GILLIS (Paris)

Thursday 24th October, 22h

Auditori Meier, MACBA

Plaça Joan Coromines s/n

ticket 10€

The mystery surrounding composer Anne Gillis since the middle 80s, the fact that she usually doesn’t live performances and her discography having been nearly sold out for 10 years ago have made her a cult artist. We’ll find references about her being associated to the industrial music movement and her collaborations with G.X. Jupitter-Larsen (The Haters), but the truth is that she kept producing recordings and doing her ritual performances, the most recent one, Psaoarhtelle, at Tokyo in 2016. She has also done installations and exhibitions since 2005. In 2015, Art into Life started re-editing her albums (Archives Box 1983-2005) remixed by Colin Potter. In 2018 she published Fuel 217 with another legendary musician, trumpeter Jac Berrocal. It’s a luxury to have her at LEM 2019.

Web Anne Gillis


LOUIS LAURAIN (Paris)

UNIQUE HORNS

Friday 25th October, 21h

CENTRE CÍVIC LA SEDETA

Sicília 321

ticket 10€ (2 concerts)

From Paris comes Louis Laurain, a trumpeter with strong links with sound experimentation, contemporary music and avant-garde jazz. Trained at Lyon and Paris, Laurain has based his work on playing with the possibilities of a trumpet’s timbre. The results of his research have led him to perform with many different formations, from orchestra to solo, and to share stages with maestros such as Alexander Von Shlippenbach, Eliane Radigue, Pierre Huyghe, John Tilbury or Axel Dorner, among others. He comes to LEM presenting Unique Horns, a solo for three trumpets, computer, a DIY amplifying system and some resonant objects. The aim of this show is to recreate sounds so diverse as the ones by a bird, a saw or a toad. A timbrical, poetic collage by a sound magician.

Web Louis Laurain


RAÚL CANTIZANO (Sevilla)

GUITAR SURPRISE, EL BAILE DE LAS CUERDAS

Friday 25th October, 22h

CENTRE CÍVIC LA SEDETA

Sicília 321

ticket 10€ (2 concerts)

Raúl Cantizano is an unclassifiable and unique guitarist, an explorer of the instrument’s limits and genres. His music, halfway between flamenco, ambient, improvisation and rock, is cinematic and experimental in the most diaphanous sense of the words. You can find the guitar of this flamenco adscribed and proscribed, iconoclast and combative musician in his solo records and in his many collaborations with the performer and activist Santiago Barber in the experimental factory bulos.net, where projects like Carta Flamenca a Nam June Paik are developed and they collaborate with audiovisual duo Los Volule. Cantizano unleashes the flamenco guitar and approaches noise, frequents the territories that musicians such as Fred Frith work at and applies John Cage’s philosophy. Surprise! He’ll play at LEM!

Web Raúl Cantizano


AMSIA (Azkoitia)

Saturday 26th October, 22h

SODA ACÚSTIC

Guilleries 6

CLOSING NIGHT

ticket 8€ (2 concerts)

Amsia is a hidden figure in the already hidden and unknown Basque experimental music scene that, some years after its hatching, started an hegira towards more receptive territories than the literal peninsular culture. As he says, the umpteenth try in the research of beauty through sound and noise, in a place where tradition and folklore play a part in the landscape. Amsia worked on the techniques of sound collage using materials from different places, sound sources that come from the synthesizer as well as from the use of vinyl records, samplerism and MIDI orchestrations. These elements are found in the research of the unpredictable that Amsia engages in to generate music with a dramatic and unsettling tint which dip us into a chaotic sound imaginary full of weird beauty.

Web Amsia


MÉSANGE (London)

Saturday 26th October, 22h

SODA ACÚSTIC

Guilleries 6

CLOSING NIGHT

ticket 8€ (2 concerts)

Mésange is the joint project of violinist Agathe Max and multiinstrumentalist Luke Mawdsley. Under this name they have produced two LPs (Heliotrope, 2017, and Gypsy Moth, 2018) and they have been singled out as the avant-garde of the so called New Weird Britain.Their remarkable trajectories as composers, collaborators and investigators allow us to discover their works with Rhys Chatham, Carla Bozulich, Animal Hospital, Melt-Banana and Terry Riley. Mésange‘s music is elegantly dark, mysterious and poetic, and it seems to oscillate between the threshold of lightning and the later sound of thunder. Minimalism, drone, ambient, modal loops, electroacoustic improvisation, visionary outbreaks, electric skies, wet woods, chimerical presences, electric nature, straddling a beat that flaps its wings between sunset and sunrise.

Web Mésange


 

 

 

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