19:30 – 22:00
Foreign Affairs:// Varsity Star+yungve+Golden Lemur
A special night with incredibly talented folks coming from Berlin, Geneva, Tel Aviv and New York to share a unique triple bill with you. We want you to dive in with these 3 forward-thinking artists paving new sonic pathways, each in their own field, all in the warm and immersive church setting.
Live performances by:
/// yungve (CH)
\\\\\\ Golden Lemur (US/IL)
///////// Varsity Star (DE/US)
YUNGVE is a project by now Copenhagen-based instrumentalist and composer Vincent Ruiz. Ruiz is more known for being the double bass player of minimalist/post-jazz group Plaistow but has also performed or collaborated with a vast array of musicians and improvisers such as Wadada Leo Smith, Jacob Sacks, Emanuele Maniscalco, Cyril Bondi, D’incise, Nicole Hogstrand, and Greta Eacott.
Having played over 400 concerts as a double bass player the last 5 years, Ruiz now focuses on his solo project under the moniker Yungve, which displays the composer’s patient abstractions of sounds in space and time. Yungve’s music has the ability to immerge the listener into a state of stillness and meditation as the audience of the Planetarium de Montréal experienced in October 2016 at the premiere of his piece “Topology of the Inner Child”. The piece was premiered at the Planetarium Rio Tinto Alcan in Montreal in an event that featured live performances by the late Pauline Oliveros, Joan La Barbara, Pan Daijing, Lucrecia Dalt and Deradoorian, among others.
2017 started with the release of Unappealing EP, a short album covering the theme of depression and suicidal thoughts.
GOLDEN LEMUR’s music builds planes of sound through intuitive improvisation. This quartet of old friends pushes their instruments into realms of lush delicacy, whimsical playfulness and abrasive violence. Their music is mindful of nature, like the endangered golden lemur of Madagascar, which lives on a steady diet of bamboo and ingests about twelve times the lethal dose of cyanide for most other animals of their size. It also embraces compassion, like some people of Madagascar had for this creature, creating Ranomafana National Park to preserve the species.
Comprised of drummer Hayden Hawkins, bassist Zach Lane, keyboardist Alon Tayar and saxophonist Kyle Wilson, this group is a democratic collective and all members contribute compositionally and conceptually.
VARSITY STAR is Elliot Berman, a computer, and some gear. From Boston by way of New York and Berlin, his music is built on a love for songwriting first and interest in genre last. Varsity Star is the sound of VHS tapes, high school locker stickers, and sun-faded living room furniture combined with a raw rhythms and hard hitting drums. After a long career of playing and bass and keyboards in various bands on the east coast, Berman’s music pits some of his most disparate influences against each other to produce songs that are as sentimental as they are danceable.
Tickets: 100 dkk / stud 50 dkk