10 agosto 2010

Ikue Mori è a Londra per tre giorni di concerti dal 12 al 14 agosto al Café Oto: incontra John Edwards, Evan Parker, John Russell, Steve Beresford, Mark Nauseef, Pat Thomas, John Butcher e Chris Cutler. Informazioni: www.cafeoto.co.uk

I. with John Edwards / Evan Parker / John Russell
For the first night of the residency, Ikue is joined for an electro-acoustic quartet by Evan Parker, John Russell and John Edwards, three of the most fluent and powerful musicians working in the field of improvised music today.

II. audiovisual improvisations with Steve Beresford / Mark Nauseef / Pat Thomas
The visual has always been an important element in Ikue's work, from her cover designs for Tzadik and other labels to composing music for films by Maya Deren, Abigail Child and others. She has increasingly incorporated her own improvised visuals as part of her performances. For the second night of her residency, Ikue will be joined by American percussionist Mark Nauseef and the double piano/electronics of Steve Beresford and Pat Thomas for an evening of audiovisual improvisations

III. trio with John Butcher / Chris Cutler
Since her days with DNA, Ikue has gradually reduced her kit from acoustic drums to drum machines to laptop computer. The third night of the residency sees her playing with two musicians who also have distinctive approaches to technology and physicality in music. Chris Cutler uses electronics to radically expand the sonic range of his drumkit and generate an almost orchestral barrage of sound. John Butcher pushes both the machinery of the saxophone and his own physical capabilities to the limit, producing sounds which hover between noise and music and which inject a strange and powerful physicality into any musical situation.