Tuesday 24 March 2020, 7.30pm
Tasos Stamou / modular synthesizer system, vocals processing.
Anna Homler / vocals, objects.
The duo of Anna Homler and Tasos Stamou present their current project, which consists of abstract/surreal live electroacoustic songwriting, created by vocal and object improvisations by Homler and electronically synthetic structures by Stamou.
Idiosyncratic vocal art and musical micro-object sound sculpting blend with organic and mechanical rhythmic forms into an ethereal and psychedelic narrative.
Anna is an improvising vocalist from Los Angeles, who sings in a melodic phonetic language. She also plays a wide variety of objects and toys. She is known for release Breadwoman on RVNG.Since 1982, she has collaborated with composers and musicians Steve Moshier, David Moss, Peter Kowald (video extract), Steve Beresford and Ethan James. Better acknowledged in Europe than her home city of Los Angeles, she has collaborated there with such artists as Sylvia Hallett, the Voices of Kwahn, Axel Otto, Frank Schulte, Geert Waegeman and Pavel Fajt. She has performed throughout Europe and the U.S., including appearances at The Kitchen, Dixon Place and the Poetry Project in New York.
Electroacoustic music composer and performer, alternative electronic music instrument maker, tutor and sound technologist.
During a decade of sound performances and recordings, Tasos Stamou has developed a unique style of live electroacoustic composition. Long and continuous pieces are created on stage or in the studio using a “portable electroacoustic music studio”. His gear consists of acoustic (prepared zither, reeds, recorders, objects) and electronic instruments (handmade electronics, modular synthesizer systems and live processed feedback loops). Based on sustained tonal textures and free improvised instrumental solos, his live compositions create a particular and unique atmosphere of ritual noise.
Although mainly a solo performer and recording artist, he frequently collaborates with other sound artists, improvisers and experimentalists (such as Adam Bohman, Alan Wilkinson, London Improvisers Orchestra, Mike Cooper, Andrea Parkins, Kuupuu & Lau Nau, Terry Day, Adachi Tomomi, Ilan Manouach, Ignaz Schick, Magda Mayas, Arma Agharta, Thodoris Ziarkas, etc.) at various venues and festivals for innovative music.
He is currently leading a workshop series exploring circuit bending & hardware hacking for experimental sound production.