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D/B presents: Masayoshi Fujita & Nigel Wright LIVE @ The KissKiss Ballroom Berlin | Tuesday, 26.07.2011

Next Tuesday our favourite vibrophone player Masayoshi Fujita aka El Fog will perfom in our monthly Digital in Berlin Music Salon.

[audio:Masayoshi Fujita & Jan Jelinek – Undercurrent.mp3]

Masayoshi Fujita (el fog, originally from japan and now Berlin based) plays and composes mainly on the vibraphone, using electronics, loops, live-processing, etc. He has been influenced and inspired by electronic music, dub, jazz, hip hop, etc, and pursues his own sound and own world.

He decided to learn how to play the drums, followed by extensive vibraphone training to craft and play his own, mostly jazz and electronic-influenced compositions.

In 2009 Masayoshi released his phenomenal album “Rebuilding Vibes” on the Flau label and most recently he has collaborated with Jan Jelinek, releasing their album “Bird, Lake, Objects” on Faitiche.

Nigel Wright
has been creating audio for over 8 years and is known for his spacious, expansive sound pieces. NW uses his laptop to process guitar and tape loop source sounds, creating dense, tonal drones.

Mainstay of Auckland experimental performance hub ‘The Wine Cellar’, NW has been involved with a number of festivals in Auckland, such as alt.music. Further afield, he played at Liquid Architecture 2007 in Brisbane and Sydney. Collaboration with Andrew Scott (Golden Krone, Un Ciego, Metal Rouge) is the mobiustrip Nest. NW also frequently collaborates live with Tim Coster (Plains).

Nigel Wright has also worked with audio/visual pieces with his first work premiering at the 2006 Auckland International Film Festival, in an audio-visual feedback loop entitled ‘Release’, based on video work supplied by San Franciso artist Aaron Coyes.

New Zealand’s Nigel Wright is part of a loose conglomerate of artists, circling around the CMR label, who have found new ways to approach computer music. Wright works with big, weighty chunks of sound and his palette is all oppresive greyscale and flickering hints of kaleidoscopic colour. Sometimes Wright’s music suggests the early releases on German techno label Chain Reaction if they were stripped of all rhythm; on the evidence of Tapir, however, I wouldn’t be surprised if soon he was spoken of in the same breath as Tim Hecker and Christian Fennesz. The Wire (UK) – October 2006

The Digital in Berlin Music Salon takes place @ The KissKiss Ballroom either on the third or last Tuesday of every month. The event series will feature serious forms of quality music from forward-thinking electronic/experimental musicians to folk & singer-songwriters, classical minimalist and drone composers.

We are giving away 3 x 2 tickets. Just send a mail to win@digitalinberlin.de with “Masayoshi Fujita & Nigel Wright” as the subject.


Masayoshi Fujita (JP) LIVE (Faitiche, Flau, Moteer)
& Nigel Wright (NZ) LIVE

Tuesday, 26 July 2011 | 20:00 CET
The Kiss Kiss Ballroom | Wolliner Str.18-19 | 10435 Berlin/Mitte

Decks: Digital in Berlin & Guests
File under: Acoustic, Vibraphone, Classical, Drone

http://masayoshifujita.com | http://nigelwright.bandcamp.com | http://www.thekisskissball​room.de