SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2015
VROOOM #24 w/
– HACO & TONIC TRAIN (jp/de/uk)
– SINTA RUQYAY YUYANA aka TOMÁS TELLO (pe)
– BEEQUEEN (nl)
– SARAH PHELAN & EVA BOWAN (au/pl/uk)
An all-embracing, highly international program of various musical delights. 4 live sets: the After Dinner celebrity visit of Haco, accompanied by Tonic Train, lush electronica from Worm / Klangendum studio residents Sarah Phelan & Eva Bowan, surreal dream-pop from Beequeen, and deep Peruvian folkloric experimentalism from Tomás Tello.
doors: 20:30 / curfew: 01:00 / entrance: €6
■ HACO &TONIC TRAIN (jp/de/uk)
Haco is an influential vocalist, composer, sound artist from Kobe, Japan. She is a founding member of the classic After Dinner (1981-1991) and Hoahio, released countless records, and collaborated with Fred Frith, Acid Mothers Temple, Otomo Yoshihide, Cassiber, and many others. With her unique sensibility, Haco has developed a practice based on principles of post-punk, electroacoustics, the avant-garde, improv, post-rock, environmental sound, and technology. She is about to release her new album 'Secret Garden' in March. Haco will collaborate live with TONIC TRAIN, the longstanding experimental electronics duo of Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann.
■ SINTA RUQYAY YUYANA aka TOMÁS TELLO (pe)
Tomás Tello is a Peruvian sound artist who currently lives in Luxembourg. His work is deeply inspired by ancient forms of music and environmental sounds. He is interested in the qualities of multiplicity in musicianship, using a varied set of instruments that include D.I.Y. electronics, walkmans, guitars, samplers, flutes, bells, etc. A close relationship with the sounds that surround us is a key element in his material. Tomás also runs the highly interesting Andesground tape label.
■ BEEQUEEN (nl)
In the fickle world of pop music Beequeen forms an extraordinary beacon. Their fragile sound balances on the fine thread that links experiment with pop. The result is 26 years of surreal dream-pop, documented on over twenty albums. Beequeen's core has essentially been Frans de Waard and Freek Kinkelaar since 1988. The duo added singer Olga Wallis to the line-up in 2007, her warm and intimate voice being the perfect icing on the cake. This evening the band will be performing as a four-piece.
■ SARAH PHELAN & EVA BOWAN (au/pl/uk)
Sarah Phelan and fellow Brighton based artist Eva Bowan are currently undertaking a residency at the Worm / Klangendum sound studio. Eva is a Polish born artist who combines analogue and digital techniques, both in visual and sonic art. She creates lush ambient soundscapes. Sarah originally comes from Melbourne, and operates as DRILL FOLLY, her solo experimental electronica project. Phelan and Bowan will be demonstrating the results of their studio collaboration at Vrooom.