Melampus, first human being endowed with prophetic capacity and healer, saved two snakes.
As a sign of gratitude, they licked his ears and made him capable of understanding the animal language.
These suggestions gave birth to the ethereal wave duo/band Melampus, that took its first steps in Bologna, Italy in September 2011.
The band members are visual artist, painter, tattooist and bass player Francesca “Billy” Pizzo (voice, guitar, piano, percussions) and photographer and drummer Angelo “Gelo” Casarrubia (drums, drones, loops).
The VIVA project has roots in Italy and Berlin. Starting in Tuscany with Simo and Davide, VIVA combines their interests in techno and blues cultures. It incorporats home-made electronics, samples, acoustic guitar, bass and male vocals.
After moving to Berlin, they met Dhari, an Australian bassist. With her interest in world music, she contributed a new taste to the project.
Melampus & Viva
Sunday, 20th July 2014 | 21:30
Marie Antoinette | Holzmarktstrasse 15-18 | 10179 Berlin/Mitte