Helena Gough + Lionel Marchetti & Jérôme Noetinger + hamaYôko + Adam Asnan
Helena Gough is an English sound artist currently based in Berlin. In her work each new sound-space is created by taking everything possible from the tiniest element, working to make something from nearly nothing. This reduction in means yields dense and rich results. The Wire describes her work as “Powerful, expressive musique concrète for the 21st century”. This special performance will showcase Helena Gough's new release Knot Invariants on Entr'acte, her third on the label. Starting from the simple idea of using only the sound of the cello as source material, the album draws on sounds created by cellists Anthea Caddy and Anton Lukoszevieze.
Lionel Marchetti & Jérôme Noetinger are two of the most distinctive voices in contemporary French electronic music. As performers and composers they are amongst the leading exponents of musique concrète, taking the music out of the academic studio and onto the road since the early 90s. “Lighting-fast interplay that creates genuine suspense and excitement”, (Daniel Spicer, The Wire)
hamaYôko is the musique concrète-influenced electro-pop project of Yôko Higashi. Higashi is a performer, vocalist, butoh dancer and choreographer. In 2003 she formed Yokohama Zen Rocks, an electric pop-rock trio, and more recently the duo Octobriana with violinist Agathe Max.
The evening also features a performance from London based musique concrète composer Adam Asnan