Sa, 06/05/2023, 20:30 Uhr
Elektronische Musik / Improvisation / Konzert

FLUID FORM CLUB #3: Pili Coït x Witch 'n' Monk

THE FLUID FORM CLUB presents passionately unpredictable music that escapes classification, in a space that brings together a community of curious minds.
This is a monthly series hosted by Witch 'n' Monk who will perform at Fluid Form Club #1 with grungy beauties Pili Coït and perfume artist Klara Ravat.
Pili Coït
Pili Coït is a duo composed of Guilhem Meier (guitar/vocals but also drummer in PoiL, PinioL, le Grand Sbam, and LFant) and Jessica Martin Maresco (prepared percussions, also singer in Ez3kiel, Mercurial, Saddam Webcam)
Their sound is always evolving while remaining faithful to the pseudo minimalism that characterises the duo; an unclassifiable percussion set, with its bass tom, oil can and its low-fi synth-drum, accompanied by a guitar with twice as many strings as it should have. The harmonic richness is multiplied tenfold, the sound of the 12-string resonating with a distant echo, Persian perhaps, seventies (why not?), but opening up the acoustic dimensions of a resolutely electric band. It is as if Jeff Buckley offered us a tea ceremony during a Portishead incantation. It's like a tête-à-tête between Nina Hagen and Nick Drake at the top of a Ferris wheel. As if Kurt Cobain had arrived by bike from China. Crazy and sexy, creative and intimate, fragile and intense... two is better
Jessica Martin Maresco | vocals, bass tom, can, synth-drum.
Guilhem Meier | vocals, guitar.
Witch 'n' Monk
Defiantly original duo Witch 'n' Monk combine Mauricio Velasierra’s radically electrified Latin American flutes, with Heidi Heidelberg’s jazz-punk guitar/bass and anarchic soprano vocals. The music travels seamlesly from structured arrangements to wild improvisations, using a myriad of control pedals and labyrinthine signal paths to orchestrate live. The essence of their collaboration is encapsulated in the name; dark/light, feminine/masculine, punk/Romantic. Creating contrast is fundamental to their work and thus they tread upon the edges of genres. Celebrated in jazz, contemporary classical and DIY music scenes they have played prestigious venues and festivals such as the Royal Festival Hall, Berlin, London and Umea Jazz Festivals and Paris' La Cigale.
Their latest album was released on John Zorn's legendary Tzadik Records in 2020 to critical acclaim. It was named Contemporary Album of the Month by The Guardian and received the prestigious Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik.
"Blending Latin American flutes, electronics, complex vocal lines with a touch of Frank Zappa lyricism and a radical punk aesthetic, the duo of Heidi Heidelberg and Mauricio Velasierra crafts a dramatically bizarre vocal music from another dimension! Intertwining dark/light, feminine/masculine, composed/improvised and punk/romantic, dreamlike improvisations are sampled, manipulated and reinvented through the lens of contemporary music and pop. You have never heard anything quite like Witch ’n’ Monk!" - John Zorn
Klara Ravat
Klara Ravat is an olfactory artist based in Berlin. By opposing the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience, Ravat absorbs the tradition of remembrance art into daily practice. By investigating the concept of landscape in an adventurous and exploratory way, she wants to amplify the wonderment of the spectator by creating compositions or settings that generate tranquil poetic images that leave traces and balances on the edge of alienation and recognition.
After studying qualitative trend research in Barcelona Klara moved to The Netherlands where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (ArtScience at The Royal Academy of Arts). At the same time, she started studying Psychology at the Open University of Catalonia. Klara is the co-founder and the director of the Smell Lab, a platform for olfactory art and inter-disciplinary practices that relate to scent as a medium for expression and communication, in Berlin and in an international context. The Smell Lab main mission is to co-produce, host, educate, innovate and support artistic practices that involve the sense of smell and olfaction.
FLUID FORM CLUB is gratefully supported by Musikfonds e.V

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