Tisha Mukarji and Angharad Davies formed their duo in 2007 for their first recording, Endspace, released by Simon Reynell at Another Timbre. Since then they’ve played infrequently and released recordings sparingly. Their second release Ffansïon | Fancies was voted one of the 12 best albums of the year by Radio 3’s Late Junction team in 2016. “They just relinquish the self, and let the instruments do the talking. Either through fluttering shades of elongated whispers or via sparse chordal designs sustaining insistent arco work, these women come extremely close to the unexposed spot where every harmonic, including the less audible, counts exactly as the others during precious instants of meditative radiance. Still, no trace of ritualism. These sounds reward our attention without masked meanings, strongly informing the interplay while retaining their inherent characteristics. The musicians act as the proverbial conduit for the functional channeling of unattached forces, the resulting music a fine blend of conscious restraint and perceptible inquietude that leaves no opportunities to low-budget definitions.” (Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes)
Global Warming are guitar player Kazuhisa Uchihashi and drummer and visual artist Katharina Ernst. They have performed in Europe and Asia, sometimes with guests like Mitsuru Nasuno, Junji Hirose or Yumiko Ohno. Born in 1987 in Vienna, Austria, Katharina Ernst is a Fine Arts/Painting graduate. She started playing the drums at age nine. Her major interests in drumming are poly-rhythmical, poly-metrical, odd and chaotic structures, understanding reduction as a means of approaching complexity. Kazuhisa Uchihashi is a Japanese guitarist involved in free improvisation music. Born in 1959 in Osaka, Uchihashi began to play the guitar at age 12, playing in various rock bands, though he later studied jazz music. In 1988 he joined the band The First Edition, and in 1990 formed the band Altered States. He was also a member of Otomo Yoshihide’s Ground Zero from 1994 to 1997. Uchihashi also plays daxophone, and in addition to his role as a free improviser, Uchihashi has been the musical director for Osaka theatre group Ishinha, has held improvisation workshops (a project known as New Music Action) in various cities in Japan, as well as London, Oslo, and currently in Vienna also.
Kazuhisa Uchihashi – guitar, daxophone
Katharina Ernst – drums, toys
Angharad Davies & Tisha Mukarji: Ffansïon | Fancies
Angharad Davies – violin
Tisha Mukarji – (prepared) piano
Supported by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.
biegungen im ausland: Global Warming: Kazuhisa Uchihashi/ Katharina Ernst + Angharad Davies/ Tisha Mukarji
Friday, 30th August 2019 | Doors 20:30 CET | Starts 21:00 CET
ausland | Lychener Str. 60 | 10437 Berlin