CLOSER MUSIC - Friday, January 31

Teto Preto + Bendik Giske + Mhysa + Bendik Giske + Lavascar
Teto Preto
While Brazil is going through one of its darkest periods, Teto Preto is organizing resistance in the form of a hybrid and free project. Frontal, physical and wild, the group's music explores many political subjects and aims to confront conservative society with its excesses and shortcomings. Teto Preto in concert is an impressive performance that goes from organic sounds to synthetic jolts, in an improbable mix of disco, punk, club and traditional influences.

Bendik Giske
Bendik Giske is a queer artist who places his musical practice at equal distance from jazz and club music. This Norwegian saxophonist recreates live the rhythmic patterns and arpeggios typical of the electronic music that inspires him (he cites Lindstrom as an influence). Far from the more physical demonstrations of Colin Stetson (who fishes out his energy in extreme metal), Giske leaves room for vulnerability and its limits, marks of his humanity and territory in perpetual movement. His latest album was released by Smalltown Supersound and offers a minimalist, human and carnal music.

Mhysa
We owe the discovery of Mhysa to "The Wire" magazine. Originally from Philadelphia, the MC plays a hybrid music between freezing R'n B, electronic soul and strange bass music. It has logically seduced the English label Hyperdub, always at the forefront in the worlds at the fringe of the music club and exciting experiments. In her songs, Mhysa explores a political and sociological dimension that is always tinged with pop culture.

Lavascar (Michèle Lamy & Nico Vascellari)
Born in 2017 in Paris, Lavascar was built around the personality of Michèle Lamy, a fashion icon and muse of Rick Owens and Nico Vascellari. The duo bridges the gap between spoken word and dark and moving electronic music. With a very empirical approach, Lavascar is a story of words and deprivation, a synthetic and moving narrative that will recall the past works of Patti Smith or Current 93 supported by powerful electronic arrangements typical of the EBM.
Concert
Lafayette Anticipations
Friday 31 Jan 2020
from 06:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Teto Preto, Closer Music 2020 © Martin Argyroglo
Festival Closer Music 2020 / Day 1
Teto Preto, Live at Lafayette Anticipations © Martin Argyroglo
Bendik Giske, Closer Music 2020 © Martin Argyroglo
Mhysa © Martin Argyroglo

Participants

Formed around the singer CARNEOSSO, the Brazilian quintet Teto Preto was born in São Paulo with the idea of mixing live music and performance, organic and electronic sounds. Bathed by a wide range of influences, traditional Brazilian, disco, post-punk, the group's approach supports a political and committed discourse that opposes in music the rise of extremes in its country of origin and more broadly in the rest of the world.
Bendik Giske is a Norwegian saxophonist inspired as much by electronic music as by jazz, discovered by the label Smalltown Supersound.
Without any looper, he creates loops typical of electronic music and plays them until his physical capacities are exhausted, claiming a certain fragility. He regularly works with cinema, contemporary dance and theatre on soundtracks.
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With a name piqued in an episode of Game Of Thrones, Mhysa fits perfectly into a new generation of experimental musicians fascinated by pop culture. Discovered by The Wire and recently signed by the English label Hyperdub (Burial, Kode9), she will release a new album in 2020 that digs the furrow of a futuristic and synthetic R'nB bathed by the influence of a spiritual and political soul.
Born in 2017 in Paris, Lavascar was built around the personality of Michèle Lamy, a fashion icon and muse of Rick Owens. Completed by his daughter Scarlett Rouge and Nico Vascellari, the trio builds a bridge between spoken word and dark and moving electronic music. With a very empirical approach, Lavascar is a story of words and deprivation, a synthetic and moving narrative that will recall the past works of Patti Smith or Current 93 supported by powerful electronic arrangements typical of the EBM.