29/05/2019 – 20:00
Ultra Eczema and Oorstof present the stellar trio of Richard Youngs, Chris Corsano, David Maranha and the honk and bonk duo of Hanne De Backer and Karen Willems at De Nor, an artwork by Dennis Tyfus that can be activated as a venue.
Opened up to virtually infinite possibilities, this is a blessed gathering by three of the most idiosyncratic and illuminated artists working in the sprawling field where the most defiant and unmapped musics converge. Leading figures of the unnamable, each of them on his own has created a superlative and indelible body of work, driven by their own vision and willingness to face the unknown. The same uncompromising position that presides over this trio. Let us embrace this with open hearts and minds. We shall be rewarded.
Glaswegian musician whose diverse and extremely prolific output sounds only like himself, Richard Youngs has carved a fascinating path that goes from folk infused reveries to devotional drone, from a capella hymns to electronic excursions and most points in-between with a singular vision and approach. Between song and improvisation, the multi-instrumentalist and singer’s will to defy expectations while presenting such a unified and sprawling body of work – dozens of albums and collaborations on labels such as Jagjaguwar, Ba Da Bing! or No Fans – make him a true and humble innovator.
In an everlasting process that continuously repositions and reevaluates infinity as a consciously unachievable but ultimately rewarding goal since the 80’s, David Maranha’s music has been riding that arch with ferocity and aplomb. A unique vision that has been translating the ETERNAL in a sprawling language through countless performances, approaches and records like ‘Marches of the New World’ and the Roaratorio released classic ‘Antarctica’. Always the unsettled mind, Maranha conveys his spiraling vision on the organ, percussion and violin through drone, improv or ritualistic excursions in different shapes.
Unstoppable north-american drummer whose lexicon seems to be constantly expanding into new and exciting forms, Chris Corsano is justifiably one of the most requested musicians within the improv, free jazz, out-rock, out everything spheres. Owner of a seemingly infinite power of reinvention and vision, Corsano has been travelling all over the globe with the most disparate but always relevant and visionary artists, such as Evan Parker, Jim O’Rourke, Thurston Moore, Paul Flaherty or Jandek, continuously advancing the potentialities of his instrument.
Baritone sax player Hanne De Backer expanded g a b b r o, originally a baritone sax duo with Marc De Maeseneer, to a fully-fledged quartet welcoming electric bass player Raphael Malfliet and voice artist Agnes Hvizdalek during the Summer Bummer Festival in 2018. A release of g a b b r o in this constellation is due on Dropa Disc in August 2019 followed by a tour for which the line up will be Hanne De Backer (Baritone Sax), Raphael Malfliet (El. Bas), Agnes Hvizdalek (Voice) and Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø (Trombone). Hanne De Backer will also appear at this years Summer Bummer Festival in duo with Paal Nilssen-Love. But first De Nor of course when De Backer will team up with percussionist Karen Willems, who played earlier live with De Backer and De Maeseneer and can be seen on stages with artists like Jean DL, Zita Swoon Group, Mauro, Aidan Baker and Dirk Serries and with her own band Inwolves!.
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