Smeraldina-Rima presents an
IMPORTANT RECORDS RELEASE PARTY
JOZEF VAN WISSEM (NL)
(solo swan-neck baroque lute)
VANISHING TWINS (FR)
(organ & vocals)
Saturday may 28th 2011
Lucas Munichstraat 76/82
B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
entrance: 5 €
Jozef Van Wissem is renowned for his ability to appropriate the Renaissance and Baroque lute in the context of contemporary experimental music. By cutting and pasting classical pieces, reversing melodies, “medieval sampling” and adding processed field recordings, Jozef is able to bridge the language of 17th century music with that of the 21st century without compromising the timbre and resonance of traditional lute playing techniques. Van Wissem studied lute in New york with Pat O’Brien. He runs the Incunabulum label, lectures on ‘the liberation of the lute’ (Harvard, Wesleyan Universities, Mills College) and performs throughout the world. He collaborated and has records out with M.B. / Maurizio Bianchi, Smegma, James Blackshaw and Tetuzi Akiyama.
The cinematic Joy that never ends offers endless repetition of tortuously minimal beauty. For the brand new full length album by ‘sublime master of the lute’ Jozef van Wissem, five layered mirror image compositions are presented. Featuring legendary filmmaker, Jim Jarmusch, long time fan and friend, playing electric guitar drones on Concerning the Beautiful Human Form After Death, creating subtle, ghostly, meandering feedback. Also featuring spoken word by Jeanne Madic.
Vanishing Twins is the musical project of visual artist Jeanne Madic, playing her minimalist & meditative accordion or her 70’s organ + singing while projecting her own Super-8 films with an old projector. She has opened shows for Julia Kent (Antony & the Johnsons), toured with Arborea in the U.K., and collaborates with Jozef van Wissem, guesting on spoken word at his shows. She has recently started a collaboration with acclaimed canadian filmdirector Guy Maddin , composing music for a series of short films named Hauntings (http://tiff.net/essential/specialcommissions/guy) She is currently working on her first EP.
THE MORE THE MERRIER!
The guys from Sunday Smile Records invited Smeraldina-Rima’s DJ Emerald to do some wickay-wacky deejaying, while they take care of crowd-control & the signing of million-euro contracts! Way to go guys, and welcome to da family!
Check out the FB-event here, there’ll be bands playing! >> SUNDAY SMILE RECORDS LABEL PARTY
Oude Beestenmarkt 8
Things start at 21:00!
Okay, that’s it for now, see ya’ll then!