Metal Illusion is the duo project of vibraphonist and visual artist Els Vandeweyer and the pianist and sound artist Rieko Okuda. Since 2016 they have been performing in small clubs in Berlin, combining objects and sounds with physical movement.
Metal Illusion incorporates installations, dolls, costumes, a 25-meter textile collage score, light and film fragments.
They create a world where dragons rule, a realm where metal debris comes to life or an underworld where fish have their fun. Each performance creates a new story, inspired by the space and the new techniques they investigate. The music is the result of movement. The light creates illusions.
Andrea Ermke and Anaïs Tuerlinckx playing regularly as a duo since 2012. Mazen Kerbaj and Andrea Ermke could be heard playing together so far e.g. within performances of HAL WAS EH?, a improvisation project which always changes its line-up. Both Anaïs Tuerlinckx’ and Mazen Kerbajs performances are characterized by a decidedly harsh and noisy but at the same time elegiac, breezy and spacious sound. Andrea Ermke likes to create soundscapes that blend in with the sounds of her fellow musicians* as much as she likes to find musicality in Noise. The use of found objects is and ever was a central starting point for the musical approaches of the three of them. Alltogether this promises to be an exciting premiere of the trio.
biegungen im ausland: Metal Illusion + Ermke/Kerbaj/Tuerlinckx Trio Premiere
Els Vandeweyer – vibraphone, percussion, visuals
Rieko Okuda – piano, electronics, visuals
Ermke/Kerbaj/Tuerlinckx Trio Premiere
Andrea Ermke – mini discs, field recordings, samples
Mazen Kerbaj – trumpet, objects, crackle synth
Anaïs Tuerlinckx – inside-Piano, objects
19.2.2023 | Doors 20:30 CET | Starts 21:00 CET
Ausland | Lychener Straße 60 | 10437 Berlin