Madame Claude presents another excellent double bill at their weekly Experimontag night this month with Zuzushimonkey from Japan and D/Bs own editor and collaborator Dirk Markham presenting the world premier of his new live project “Dirge”.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/23415823″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”250″ iframe=”true” /]
Dirk has been making experimental recordings and teaching himself every instrument he can get his hands on since his years studying mental philosophy at Edinburgh University in the late 90s. While an ongoing collaborative exchange with the Forest Records Collective still provides a strong bond to Edinburgh, Markham has been residing in Berlin for the last 10 years where he previously worked for Gudrun Gut’s indie label monika enterprise and is now part of the research and development team with Native Instruments.
His experience working in the music industry has fed into his own music and continues to be a source of inspiration. Equal parts music fan and composer, as well as producing and promoting his own music Drock is always looking to support fellow artists which he does via his involvement with the Digital in Berlin project which includes a fortnightly radio show, online magazine and hosting regular events.
Zuzushiimonkey are a sound and art performance collective from Japan who produce experimental, multi-media and audio collages. They have played at the Experimontag night before so regulars of this challanging and provocative events series will have an idea what to expect although Zuzushiimonkeys performances are by their nature improvised and spontaneous.
The bands three members come from the UK and Japan: a Tokyo London sound collaboration, hi-fi and lo-fi, homemade and utilitarian, almost musical. They have played in London, Berlin and Tokyo and recently relocated so they are now permanently based in Japan.
All told this is a quality lineup and comes highly Digital in Berlin recommended. What better way to get the week started than with a double dose of experimental noise on a monday night to set yourself up for the week ahead?
Dirge & Zuzushimonkey
Monday, 22 September 2014 | 20:00 CET
Madame Claude | Lübbenerstr. 19 | 10997 Berlin/Kreuzberg