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PROGRAMME CHANGE: Unfortunately, both Circuit Des Yeux and Hiro Kone have to cancel their performance on this BRDCST evening. Circuit Des Yeux front woman Haley Fohr because of voice problems, Hiro Kone because of a positive Coronatest. They are respectively replaced by BRDCST-revelation Arsenal and Frederik Croene's 'No Context Pieces' (avant-première).
SATURDAY APRIL 9th
Saturday’s line-up could not be more diverse. The Japanese FUJI|||||||||||TA makes the organ hip again, while Bitchin Bajas pay tribute to the jazz god Sun Ra with Switched On Ra, and Londoner Wu-Lu performs his unique blend of grunge, post-punk, dub and rap. Violinist Elisabeth Klinck and cellist Judith Hamann will also administer a healthy dose of experimental music. Christina Vantzou gets audiences dreaming away with music that floats between post-classical, ambient and experimental. You can dance away to M I M I‘s Afrofuturist DJ sets filled with jungle, UK bass and garage. Furthermore, Circuit des Yeux comes to BRDCST with her magnificent album -io. She will leave no soul unmoved.
BRDCST-revelation ARSENAL replaces CIRCUIT DES YEUX
Circuit des Yeux will be replaced by BRDCST-revelation ARSENAL. This Ugandan percussion trio, part of the Nyege Nyege Tapes family, stunned everyone as the opening act at BRDCST. Raw, stirring percussion that does no harm to the Nyege Nyege slogan: 'A sudden, uncontrollable urge to dance'. Without a doubt a festival revelation next year.
FREDERIK CROENE presents 'No Context Pieces' replaces HIRO KONE
Classically trained pianist Frederik Croene's album 'Cul-de-Sac' has received impressive reviews: 'Magnificent' wrote De Standaard or Humo: 'Rarely has post-classical music sounded more exciting'. This avant-premiere of 'No Context Pieces' includes five pieces played on midi-keyboard with a sound clip under each key. Croene selected short, alienating sound fragments from his own recordings that tell a completely new story in a tight pianistic straitjacket. An ironic, light-hearted take on his generally somewhat loaded oeuvre.
Experimental Japanese sound artist Yosuke Fujita pays tribute to the number of pipes on his self-built pipe organ – eleven to be precise – with the same number of lines in his artist’s name. FUJI | | | | | | | | | | | TA is making – like Kali Malone and Anna von Hausswolff – the organ hip again. For those with a broader musical perspective: think Music Has The Right To Children by Boards of Canada or a visit to La Monte Young’s Dream House installation in New York.
BITCHIN BAJAS PLAYS 'SWITCHED ON RA' (us)
It’s rare for a cassette release to rise to the surface like this one. The psychedelic synth‑drone band Bitchin Bajas pays a special tribute to their hero, legendary Afrofuturist jazz god Sun Ra. With a total of 19 vintage keyboards, drum machines and vocoders. “Brilliant”, wrote The Wire. It’s as if the DNA of Sun Ra has entered the bloodstream of this Chicago trio.
Wu-Lu – the alter ego of London musician Miles Romans-Hopcraft – excels at grunge, post-punk, dub and rap. 2022 just may be his year. The singles released over the last year received praise from BBC 6 Music, Fader, Mojo and The Quietus. The single Times was even made with the assistance of Black Midi drummer Morgan Simpson. The news that Wu-Lu’s debut is coming out on the trendsetting Warp – also the label of Squarepusher and Yves Tumor – is icing on the cake.
ELISABETH KLINCK (b)
Among the newcomers to the Belgian experimental music scene is violinist and sound artist Elisabeth Klinck. She is one of the founders of the NEMØ-ensemble and is also building an exciting repertoire of her own while bringing the work of young and contemporary composers to life. Over the last year she has played some very highly-rated concerts that persuaded audiences of her unique artistic vision and boundless talent.
JUDITH HAMANN (au)
The work of Australian cellist, performer and composer Judith Hamann contains elements of improvised, contemporary classical, experimental and popular music. She’s already worked with a lot of major names from the world of experimental music such as Marja Ahti, Oren Ambarchi, Eiko Ishibashi, Éliane Radigue and La Monte Young – and her music has come out on great labels such as Blank Forms and Black Truffle.
CHRISTINA VANTZOU w/ 5 PIECE ENSEMBLE (b)
Brussels-residing American composer and film maker Christina Vantzou creates extremely soft and delicate music that floats between post-classical, ambient and experimental. In recent years she has developed her own audiovisual language that has resulted in four albums - N°1 to N°4 – which were released on Kranky. At BRDCST she will present brand-new work.
M I M I (b)
M I M I – aka DJ and artist Maria Green – lives in Brussels, was born in Lusaka (Zambia) and has roots in Zambia and Angola. After moving to Belgium in 1998, at the age of four, she started to explore her Afro-European cultural heritage. You can hear this in her Afrofuturist DJ sets which are filled with jungle, UK bass and garage. She has been the tour DJ for Martha Da'Ro, played at the Boiler Room Festival in Barcelona and is on the wishlist for the Nyege Nyege Festival (Uganda).