May 18, 2013
Concert with Audrey Chen & Phil Minton at OCCII Amsterdam
PHIL MINTON (UK)/AUDREY CHEN (US/CN) DUO & TRIO ft. ROBERT VAN HEUMEN + DUKE GARWOOD (UK) + WILBERT DE JOODE SOLO
Location: OCCII, Amsterdam, http://occii.org
Audrey Chen & Phil Minton: voices & Robert van Heumen: electronics
With primary focus on the interplay between the uttered sounds of the mouth and vocal chords, Minton and Chen plumb the depths of their most inherent and bodily instruments. Their improvisations are fearless, fragile, hungry, passionate, riotous, ululating and animalistic, yet are also in all respects, human. They express, pronounce and intensely articulate (in their fashion) the many nuanced shades of their individual and collaborative conditions.
Audrey Chen (cello & voice) and Robert van Heumen (laptop-instrument) are regularly performing as ABATTOIR. Rooted in free improvisation and experimental electronics, they perform music where Chen’s intense vocals and intricate cello playing are sampled, transformed and ripped apart by Van Heumen’s vigorous laptop actions. Together, they are able to create a deeply sensitive communication infused with a boundless feeling of release and letting go. Their first CD is out on Evil Rabbit Records.
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