Elysia Crampton’s eclectic and unrestrained electronic music is the flashpoint of a myriad influences opening upon the complexity and multifacetedness of Aymara becoming. Underscored by radical and queer politics, Crampton’s experimental work gives sonorous form to contemporary expressions of Aymara resistance and survival: a project of “becoming-with,” in the shades given this term by Donna Haraway via prison abolitionist Che Gossett.
Her album Demon City, composed in honour of the revolutionary Bartolina Sisa and her yungueña grandmother, was deemed a “masterwork” by Rolling Stone and was one of Pitchfork’s 20 best experimental albums of 2016. Her latest release, Spots y Escupitajo, leads the listener into “a dizzying, hyper-conceptual collection of miniatures.”
Odwalla1221 is Chloe Maratta and Flannery Silva, a musical duo formed in 2013 in Baltimore, MD. After spending two years playing shows throughout the country and recording three albums, the two moved to Los Angeles in 2015 where they continue to play live shows and tour the U.S. and abroad. Their discography includes: Future Butterﬂy in 2014 on D.A. Spunt Company (No Age’s Dean Spunt’s label), Lily 23 in 2014 on VR, Earth Flirt in 2015 on Ooga Booga, Fawns Are Dirty / Purr Hi in 2016 on Thunderzone w/ a B-Side remix by Lil Ugly Mane, and most recently, Twiggy in 2017 on Some Ware and CONCRETE / DOUBTFUL REALM, a split 7” with Angels in America on Big Love Records.
Odwalla1221’s sound is built from a shared language library of samples, looping vocals, and electronic drums. Part collage band, Odwalla pieces together amorphous textures, feedback loops, obscure samples and dissonance to create a raw and guttural energy in the music. At the heart of the duo is Chloe & Flannery’s friendship, which translates through the duo to create intimate and charged lyrics to their songs – or, if you look at them another way, poems to the music. Together, Odwalla1221 is part Grace and part Rage.
Elysia Crampton & Odwalla1221
22.10.2017 | Doors 20:00 CET | Starts 21:00 CET
Schinkel Pavillon | Oberwallstraße 1 | 10117 Berlin