Mein Haus + Inutile Témoin at T-Berlin / Tuesday, 29.05.2018
Inutile Témoin (madhouse punk, Berlin) is Teresa Riemann and Amélie Legrand on cello, drums, electronics and voices. During their performances they combine French, German and English poetry with free improvisation to produce an energetic and abstract sound which delivers a deep and direct energy.
Their performances embark on a mystical journey, traveling from the stomach to the little voices in your head, reminiscent of a volcano on the brink of eruption. Both musicians have punk influences as well as using Arabic scales and free improvisation. The voices exist simultaneously in different dimensions, ranging from singing to all out screaming.
Mein Haus is a pathetic duo of sorrowful violin and timid cellito. Their music has been classified as boring, predictable and suitable for hotel lounges. The group was inspired to form after attending a splendid performance by 2CELLOS in Old Oak Pub NW5.
With influences ranging from Dvorak to Brahms through Andre Rieu and Ed Sheeran the duo of Patricia Stepien and Elliot Murphy went about making a name for themselves as average performers of classical music with nice use of vibrato, great left hand technique, excellent posture and intonation.
f:rar explores acoustics, textures and vibration through electronic improvisations using location recordings, a hacked cümbüş (classical türkish instrument). Like swimming in noise, his solo ambient drone project is a journey through strange, sometimes anguishing landscapes.