Hans Tammen & ZAVODNIKS!
“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.
Machine 1: Dan Blake & Josh Sinton
Machine 2: Ursel Schlicht & Shoko Nagai
Machine 3: Dafna Naphtali & Lola Regenthal
Machine 4: Jonas Tauber
Machine 5: Satoshi Takeishi & Andrew Drury
Hans Tammen - modular anarchic synthesizer, composing, binary conducting
Concert starts at 9:30pm
Come at 8pm to the Miguel Hernandez group! One of the most outstanding Spanish tenor sax players is coming to New York to record his newest album featuring: Jason Palmer (trumpet), Leo Genovese (piano), Chris Lightcap (bass) and Joe Hunt (drums)