Wed, June 26, 9:30pm
ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, NY 11215
“Factory (A strike!) Prison (The leader of the strikers is arrested!) Masters of the Universe (Declaration of a lockout!) Ball for the Masters of the Universe (Ending with revolution and victory of the workers!) Stock Exchange. Seizure of the stock exchange by the proletariat, who turn it into a pantheon of work.”
Unsettling, frantic and anti-sentimental, Hans Tammen’s ZAVODNIKS – for whom machine oil is mother’s milk – fuse relentless polyrhythmic machinations with ethereal yet roughly sewn soundscapes, like a mix of Mwandishi, Bitches Brew and Sextant, with a hint of Magma. Dark, sometimes brooding ensemble passages mix and mingle with tightly woven drum-loops, and extended solo cadenzas build up to a mighty hymn to machine work, music of a metallic nightmare.
Third Eye Electric Band: Zavodniks!
Machine 1: Kurt Ralske (tp), Briggan Krauss (bari), Josh Sinton (bari, cbcl)
Machine 2: Ursel Schlicht (kb), Andrea Parkins (kb)
Machine 3: Dafna Naphtali (voice), Lola Regenthal (voice)
Machine 4: Jonas Tauber (b), Briggan Krauss (bari), Josh Sinton (bari, cbcl)
Machine 5: Andrew Drury (dr), Michael Evans (dr)
Hans Tammen – cyclebox, composing, binary conducting