9/04/2019 – 19:30
Unfortunately the European tour of Masaki Batoh is cancelled. But very stoked that we can announce an evening with poet/performer/traveler Louise Landes Levi, who will join Bart De Paepe and Timo Van Luijk on stage.
Louise Landes Levi is a poet/performer/traveler and a founding member of Daniel Moore’s Floating Lotus Magic Opera Company, America’s first fusion orchestra. After receiving a BA, with Honors, from UC-Berkeley, and studying at Mills College with the sarangi-master Pandit Ram Narayan, she traveled alone overland to Afghanistan in the late 1960s and to India, via Istanbul, Tabriz, Mashed, Herat, Khandahar, Kabul, Peshawar, Rawalpundi and Lahore, to research North Indian sangeet (classical music) and its poetic tradition. Levi has also studied with such masters as Annapurna Devi, Ali Akbar Khan & La Monte Young. When not performing, she lives in a stone tower in Bagnore, Italy, with winter quarters in New York, her birthplace, and elsewhere.
She has published more than a dozen books of poetry and autobiographical prose. Her recordings include most recently City of Delirium, an instrumental and spoken word compilation of her works from the late sixties to the near present for Bart De Paepe’s Sloow Tapes (2011), From the Ming Oracle a sublime lp featuring Catherine Christer Hennix, Virginia Tate and Hilary Jeffery on Sloow Wax (2014) and two of the best releases of 2018: Ikiru Or The Wanderer (Levi, De Paepe, van Luijk) for Oaken Palace Records and Colloidal Love (Levi, De Paepe, LaBrecque) for Drukpa. The Dutch imprint Des Astres D’Or released the ultra limited lp Poetry Reading I (2018) followed in march 2019 by Bombay Lunatic Asylum, a collaboration between Louise Landes Levi, Bart De Paepe, Koen Vandenhoudt and illustrator/tattoo artist Lauren O’Connor.
Esteemed assembler of all things psychedelic (music, drawings, words) and head honcho of the infamous Sloow Tapes label Bart ‘Sloow’ De Paepe teams up with Timo van Luijk known for his poetic and subtle sound manipulations as Af Ursin and his challenging labels La Scie Dorée and Methaphon. As Ilta Hämärä they create an ultra detailed blend of psych infused sounds, otherworldly, fascinating and sensitive to the core. For this special occasion they will be joined by Louise Landes Levi for a unique performance.
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