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Thursday 17 July 2014, 8pm

Baba Yaga's Hut presents Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple) & J-François Pauvros + Shabash

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Baba Yaga's Hut is very excited to host Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple) and J-François Pauvros, “two guitarists from the cosmos”. Support comes from London solo violinist Shabash. 

Since 1978 Makoto Kawabata has been the leader of Acid Mothers Temple, a group which seems to be in a constant state of movement, whilst also finding time for playing solo and with many bands and projects. Jean-François Pauvros is a French musician, electric guitarist and improviser. Initially influenced by guitarists like Jimmy Page , Sonny Sharrock and Derek Bailey, he has played with the likes of David Holmes, Elliott Sharp, Keiji Haino, George Lewis, Jacques Thollot, and Rhys Chatham.

Jean-François Pauvros

Jean-François Pauvros is a French musician, electric guitarist and improviser. Initially influenced by guitarists like Jimmy Page , Sonny Sharrock and Derek Bailey, he has played with the likes of David Holmes, Elliott Sharp, Keiji Haino, George Lewis, Jacques Thollot, and Rhys Chatham. He founded the group Red Hammer with composer Jean-Marc Foussat and drummer Makoto Sato, plays in duo with harpist Helen Breschand and trio with Christmas Akchoté and Jean-Marc Montera. He has also participated in readings and performances with the poet Charles Pennequin and Japanese poet Gozo Yoshimasu.

"Heavenly music by two very dark angels performing very, very quiet guitar improvisations. Makoto Kawabata is one of the gods of Japanese psychedelia while Jean-François Pauvros is a denizen of the French underground. The duets are not to be confused with the quietude of Taku Sugimoto, for instance, who coaxes the odd note out of his electric guitar just now and then hangs back to enjoy the silence, though there is much silence here, too. Rather they work very delicately with feedback and the bowing of strings and bringing subtle effects into play." - Motion Reviews

Kawabata Makoto

Since 1978 Makoto Kawabata has been the leader of Acid Mothers Temple, a group which seems to be in a constant state of movement, whilst also finding time for playing solo and with many bands and projects, often in collaborations such as Acid Mothers Gong (with Daevid ALLEN and Gilli SMYTH), Acid Mothers Guru Guru (with Mani NEUMEIER), as well as performances and recordings with luminaries of the deep global underground like Simeon of Silver Apples, Damo SUZUKI (ex.CAN), J.F. Pauvros, Keiji Haino, etc. 

"Extrême-Onction sees Makoto Kawabata follow Keiji Haino's footsteps into a duel with French outsider guitarist Jean-François Pauvros. Overall it's an ethereal encounter, at points so gentle that you have to pump your stereo to raise anything more than surface sighs. Its atmosphere is as intensely meditative as Haino's Nijiumu group." - David Keenan, The WIRE

Shabash

“A secret rendezvous of witches and sorcerers, characterized by orgiastic rites, dances, feasting, etc.”

Solo project of London Violinist Kristina Florinda.