Zaïmph is the solo project of Marcia Bassett. Zaïmph’s recordings and performances shimmer with a dense, dissonant and often unsettling electronic aura, shot through with flashes of meditative beauty. Her preferred sonic toolkit includes prepared guitar, keyboard, cracked drum machines, custom-built noise/drone boxes, processed environmental sounds and tabletop effects.
“It would be tough to write a history of the last two decades in underground music without including Marcia Bassett … and any angle would have to include Zaïmph, Bassett’s solo project. Through small-run releases on numerous labels, including her own, Heavy Blossom), Zaïmph has carved out a unique take on decaying feedback, assaultive fuzz, echoey ambience, and abstract expression.” – Marc Masters, Pitchfork, The Out Door
Maria Chavez presents an improvised solo turntable performance that combines recorded sounds from vinyl records with the electroacoustic sounds of vinyl and needle in various deteriorating phases. This raw approach merges the practice of improvisation with the inherent unstable conditions of a turntable, allowing accidents to dictate each sound piece. Born in Lima, Peru and based in NYC, Maria Chávez is best known as an abstract turntablist, sound artist, and DJ. Accidents, coincidence, and failures are themes that unite her sound sculptures, installations and other works with her improvised solo turntable performance practice.
“Over the last decade, Chavez has pursued pristine and thoughtful turntablist work.”- The Wire
Performing together for the first time, Audrey Chen and Megumi Eda will be revisiting the process of internal/external corporeal movement and primal athleticism, combining Chen’s vocal hyper extensions, the analog controlled chaos of Peter B’s Fourses, and Eda’s gracefully obtuse/alien movement vocabularies.
“Beautiful ballerinas are often caught in their own beauty. They definitely don’t know how to mug. But Megumi can morph in a flash from small boy to impossibly regal diva to a small squirrel chewing on a nut.” – Laurie Anderson
Marcia Basset / Maria Chavez / Audrey Chen & Megumi Eda
Saturday, 19th November 2019 | Doors 19:30 CET | Starts 20:00 CET
KM28 | Karl-Marx-Str 28 | Berlin 12043
Photo © Marcia Bassett