Concert: Audrey Chen, Hope Scandal & Polynesian Angel
SPIKE IS HAPPY TO HOST AN EVENING WITH
Friday, 8 March, 8.30pm
Spike Berlin, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 45
Over the past 16 years, Audrey Chen's predominant focus has been her solo work, joining together the extended and inherent vocabularies of the cello, voice and analog electronics. More recently, she has begun to shift back towards the exploration of the voice as a primary instrument, delving even more deeply into her own version of narrative and non-linear storytelling. She derives her sound material in continuous process, championing the "in-between" and overlooked. Regardless of instrument, her mode of experimentation touches both the abstractly beautiful and the aggressively unsettling, creating a kind of curiously imagined architecture, non-prosaic song or ritual that reaches beyond gravity or language. www.audreychen.com
Hope Scandal is a music project by artists Bobo and Wojciech Kosma. Drums, guitar, and vocals form the basis of their experimental free jazz improvisations, which are driven by Bobo's percussion, interlaced by Kosma's guitar, and narrated by conceptual poetry. Drawing from their performance art backgrounds HOPE SCANDAL produce site-specific performances that test the archetypal format of the band and the conditions of the exhibition space. hopescandal.bandcamp.com
Liudmila Savelyeva is an artist, photographer and researcher based in Moscow. Over the past few years she has been researching the possibilities of the latest technologies in relation to contemporary art, working on such subjects as future cities, sustainable development, the role of creativity and the artist's figure in the world of changing professional relationships. Her near dystopian soundscapes as Polynesian AngelL resist normalisation of rhythm, tuning in and out of a dj set. soundcloud.com/polynesian-angel
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