Serbian singer Svetlana Spajić joins the drum’n’feedback duo Andi Stecher and Guido Möbius aka GAMS at the Jugend[widerstands]museum in Friedrichshains Galiläakirche later this month.
GORDON join traditional Serbian singing with abstraction, energy and minimalism. Their music is marked by radical reduction, seemingly endless ascension and a passion for experiments. The Serbian singer Svetlana Spajic is an internationally recognised and acclaimed artist. She, like almost no other contemporary singer, is a master of all the complex local stylistic variations of singing from Balkan music.Guido Möbius plays bass and various electronic sound generators. Additionally he uses guitar amps, microphones and effects to provoke feedback which either harmonize or are juxtaposed with the song. It is a dialogue between sound and noise which is accentuated or fragmented by means of Andi Stecher’s extremely expressive drumming. With a rich pool of ideas the percussionist drives the sound forward breathlessly and grounds it. Together the trio form a dynamic body of sound.
The warm sounding harmonics and lofty feedback are captured by song. In this way music takes shape which finds itself between expressiveness and abstraction. Circling figures of sound fragments made of feedback are on an equal footing with melody and pulse. The play with breaks and reduction opens up vast rooms. Through micro-tonal interference vibrating beween song and feedback binaural beats come about which lead their very own shaky life. A dialogue of sound and noise, brought into being through rhythmic accents and restless beats. A vortex of sound and rhythm, this is music beyond any style. Together Andi Stecher and Guido Möbius make up the duo G.A.M.S., whose debut album came out late 2019 on the Berlin label Karl Records (Keiji Haino, Iannis Xenakis, zeitkratzer, Oren Ambarchi etc.).
Gordan (Guido Möbius, Svetlana Spajic, Andi Stecher) LIVE
Friday, 30th October 2020 | 19:00 CET
Jugend[widerstands]museum Galiläakirche | Rigaer Str. 9/10 | 10247 Berlin-Friedrichshain
Photo by Denis Laner