Saturday 6 March 2021, 8pm
Delighted to welcome two mesmeric, singular artists to the Cafe for a very special live-streamed show.
Wojciech Rusin draws inspiration from alchemical and gnostic texts and early renaissance choral music. He released 'The Funnel' LP on Akashic Records in April 2019 and 'Meat for the Guard Dogs' on our very own TakuRoku label last year. For this show, he'll be performing with Eden Girma.
Merlin Nova collages voice, synthesizer, violin, field recording and other instruments into an intoxicating music that encompasses abrasion and reverie and everything in between.
Merlin Nova is sound, song and movement. Ecstatic energy blast. Clear-cut. Quick fix. Immediate. Set scene sound. Landscape, temperature and feeling. Here with you, together.
Her live set evolved out of a weekly radio show broadcasted on Subcity Radio that she hosted and made soundscapes for. Her debut EP ‘Protect Your Flame’ was released on Blank Editions in March 2018. Recently her practice has evolved into working closely with movement and dance practitioners for whom she improvises music.
Wojciech Rusin draws inspiration from alchemical and gnostic texts and early renaissance choral music. He released 'The Funnel' LP on Akashic Records in April 2019. He designs and makes 3D-printed reed instruments.
In 2015 he released the album 'Powerflex' under the moniker Katapulto on Olde English Spelling Bee. His music has been featured on BBC Four and he has worked for The National Theatre, The Southbank Centre and National Theatre Wales.
"Rusin builds beautifully eccentric dreamscapes, audaciously blending courtly choir song, prim cello, occult mutterings and technological squawks." The Wire