Born in 1947 in Paris to Turkish parents, Ghédalia Tazartès is a nomad. He wanders through music from chant to rhythm, from one voice to another. Tazartès paves the way for the electric and the vocal paths, between the muezzin psalmody and the screaming of a rocker.
He traces vague landscapes where the mitre of the white clown, the plumes of the sorcerer, the helmet of a cop and Parisian anhydride collide into polyphonic ceremonies. Tazartès defies categorization. His music switches from musique concrète to – existing or invented – ethnic music, from poetry to noise, or from loops and collages to sad and extremely beautiful tunes in a second, but it constantly is in fux and coherent.
Ghédalia Tazartès | Une Éclipse Totale De Soleil Pt 2
Ben Vida is a Brooklyn based artist and composer. He has been an active member of the international experimental music community for the past seventeen years with a long list of collaborations, bands and releases to his credit.
In the mid 90’s he co-founded the group Town and Country and has since worked as a solo artist under his own name and as Bird Show with releases on such labels as PAN, Alku, Thrill Jockey and Kranky. He has presented his work in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, South Korea and Japan.
Ben Vida | Live at Unsound
RABIH BEAINI is founder of Morphine Records and Elefante Rosso imprints, producer and DJ, musician crossing Electronica and Jazz. Founder and leader of Upperground Orchestra, experimental cosmic jazz live band. His Productions also appeared on labels like Sistrum Recordings (Detroit), M>O>S (Amsterdam), Honest Jons (UK) and Annihaya (Lebanon).
His own imprint Morphine Records featured other artists like Madteo, Hieroglyphic Being and Anthony “Shake” Shakir, Charles Cohen, Metasplice, Container and others.
Ghédalia Tazartès, Ben Vida, Rabih Beaini
Friday, 11 April 2014 | 21:00 CET
Berghain Kantine | Am Wriezener Bahnhof | 10243 Berlin/Friedrichshain