With releases on Berlin’s Karaoke Kalk as well as the Glasgow label Geographic (run by Stephen Pastel of the iconic Scottish group the Pastels), Japanese experimental free-jazz ensemble Maher Shalal Hash Baz have all the necessary credentials.
The name comes from The Book of Isaiah and means “plunder quickly”. Tori Kudo, the conductor and leader of the band, fuses stray elements of pop, folk, jazz and experimental music into pieces of candid musical gestures – forgotten melodies played with a fragile trust.
Bassoon, guitar, drums, trumpet, trombone, clarinet, glass percussion, organ, rocks and sticks are expanded by a sophisticated counter-repetition technique into an extensive tonal range of colors.
Maher Shalal Hash Baz | This Is Our Music
The effect is at turns serene, dissonant, enchanting, rockin’, and intensively catchy – kind of a Langley School kids Avant-Idiot Savant Orchestra with a Syd Barrett meets Charles Ives conductor.
Maher Shalal Hash Baz fuse the most captivating elements of twisted jazz, psychedelic rock rebellion, and dreamy pop chamber music to form a most intimate and cohesive vision of the future of music on Planet Earth.
Anders Lauge Meldgaard | Musik For Seks Elektriske Guitarer
Anders Lauge Meldgaard is a composer, improviser and multi-instrumentalist often working under aliases like Frisk Frugt or Supermelle. He is a founding member of the yoyooyoy collective and part of Slütspürt, Stof, co-founder of the eclectic big band Den Nørrejyske Ø’s Stororkester For Opløst Mønster Musik and has performed at the Roskilde Festival, Jazzjuice Festival, Transmediale Festival and toured Europe, USA and Japan.
In 2010 Meldgaard released, as his solo project Frisk Frugt, the album “Dansktoppen møder Burkina Faso i det himmelblå rum hvor solen bor, suite” leading to great critical and audience acclaim, including a nomination for the Nordic Music Prize in 2011. His latest release is “Musik for seks elektriske guitarer”, released on LP in late 2012. The works of his are often being described as highly innovative and unique.
Iku Sakan | At Findars
Iku Sakan is an experimental sound performer, improvisor and DJ from Osaka, Japan currently based in Berlin, Germany. he has been performed in Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Mexico, Malaysia, China & Japan, including important festivals in Europe as a member of several bands, such as All Tomorrows Parties in UK (with Maher Shalal Hash Baz) and Avantgard Festival in Germany (organised by Krautrock legends Faust, with Meeting of the Spirits).
As a solo performer, he often dealing with various mixing technique, realizing electronic/organic sound colors by combining computer processing, prepared recordings with a range of sounding objects (such as mini-masserger, measure & oscilator). He has collaborated with Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Frisk Frugt, Muneomi Senju, Michael Northam, Yan Jun, Chie Mukai, Kakawaka and others.
Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Anders Lauge Meldgaard & Iku Sakan LIVE
presented by Sun In Your Head
Monday, 18 February 2013 | 21:00 CET
Marie Antoinette | Bogen 47, Holzmarktstr.15-18 | 10179 Berlin/Mitte