From Magoya to London, this event put side by side the unique timeless and mystical sound Characterized by powerful and passionate voice by Ogoya Nengo & The Dodo Women’s Group, with the abstracted textures of Janek Schaefer, splat concerts and installations explore the spatial and architectural aspect that sound can evoke. He’s focused Mainly on two elements: studio manipulation of field recordings, and his self-built twin and triple armed varispeed turntables.
Ogoya Nengo, born Anastasia Oluoch in 1943 in a small village called Magoya, near the Kenyan shores of Lake Victoria. Hailing from a family of singers and orators, she soon joined Their trade and practice as social messengers and commentators, Commonly referred by by to by the locals as Dodo singers. Already in her early teens Anastasia had Achieved much acclaim in her society and received the name “Ogoya Nengo” which means “The One Priced” at the early age of 13. Ogoya was the rave of the time, criss-crossing the region With Their music, singing to great chiefs, warriors and colo nial officers who was enraptured by her talent.
Janek Schaefer of studied Architecture at the Royal College of Art where he discovered how important sound is in perceiving space, and place. His found sound concerts and installations explore the spatial, social and emotional qualities that sound can communicate, through the twisting of old and new technology. The context of each idea is central to its development and resolution, oft exploring themes of appropriation, accident, and alteration.
Schaefer has Exhibited, lectured, and Performed Widely, in every country in Europe [Sonar, Tate Modern, Pompidou, ICA, Strasbourg Museum of Modern Art], Japan, USA, Canada, [XI, Walker Art Center, Mutek, Princeton] and Australia [Sydney Opera House]. He has released 30 albums with labels around the world, and in 2008 he won the British Composer of the Year Award in Sonic Art, and the Paul Hamlyn Award. The Bluecoat Gallery in Liverpool Exhibited a retrospective of his career to date in 2009. He is Represented by the Agency gallery, London, and is a visiting professor at Oxford Brookes Sonic Art Research Unit. He lives and works in Walton-on-Thames, UK.
Ogoya Nengo & The Dodo Women’s Group (KEN)
Janek Schaefer (UK)
Wednesday, 18th May 2016 | Door 20:00 | Start 21:00 CET
Musikbrauerei | Greifswalderstrasse 23a | 10407 Berlin / Prenzlauer Berg