Photo Credit: Judith Saurel
Photo Credit: Judith Saurel

Fluid Form Club #3: Pili Coït, Witch ‘n’ Monk and Klara Ravat at ausland / Saturday, 6.5.2023

THE FLUID FORM CLUB presents passionately unpredictable music that escapes classification, for a community of curious minds. ​

Pili Coït is a duo composed of Guilhem Meier (guitar/vocals but also drummer in PoiL, PinioL, le Grand Sbam, and LFant) and Jessica Martin Maresco (prepared percussions, also singer in Ez3kiel, Mercurial, Saddam Webcam). Their sound is always evolving while remaining faithful to the pseudo minimalism that characterises the duo; an unclassifiable percussion set, with its bass tom, oil can and its low-fi synth-drum, accompanied by a guitar with twice as many strings as it should have. The harmonic richness is multiplied tenfold, the sound of the 12-string resonating with a distant echo, Persian perhaps, seventies (why not?), but opening up the acoustic dimensions of a resolutely electric band.

Defiantly original duo Witch ‘n’ Monk combine Mauricio Velasierra’s radically electrified Latin American flutes, with Heidi Heidelberg’s jazz-punk guitar/bass and anarchic soprano vocals. The music travels seamlesly from structured arrangements to wild improvisations, using a myriad of control pedals and labyrinthine signal paths to orchestrate live. The essence of their collaboration is encapsulated in the name; dark/light, feminine/masculine, punk/Romantic. Creating contrast is fundamental to their work and thus they tread upon the edges of genres. Celebrated in jazz, contemporary classical and DIY music scenes they have played prestigious venues and festivals such as the Royal Festival Hall, Berlin, London and Umea Jazz Festivals and Paris’ La Cigale.

Their latest album was released on John Zorn’s legendary Tzadik Records in 2020 to critical acclaim. It was named Contemporary Album of the Month by The Guardian and received the prestigious Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik.

Klara Ravat is an olfactory artist based in Berlin. By opposing the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience, Ravat absorbs the tradition of remembrance art into daily practice. By investigating the concept of landscape in an adventurous and exploratory way, she wants to amplify the wonderment of the spectator by creating compositions or settings that generate tranquil poetic images that leave traces and balances on the edge of alienation and recognition.

Fluid Form Club #3: Pili Coït x Witch ‘n’ Monk x Klara Ravat

Saturday, 6.5.2023 | Doors 20:00 | Starts 21:00 CET
ausland | Lychener Strasse 60 in 10437 Berlin | Event @ Facebook | Tickets

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