Beatriz Ferreyra and E (feat. Thalia Zedek) at Musikbrauerei Prenzlauer Berg / Wednesday, 27.06.2018
The last Kiezsalon before summer break sees the Argentinian electronic music pioneer Beatriz Ferreyra side with American indie rockstar Thalia Zedek’s new band E. Expect dense psycho-acousmatic cartographies next to screeching, melancholic guitar fits.
Beatriz Ferreyera studied in Paris with Nadia Boulanger, Edgardo Cantón (GRM France — RAI Italy in 1963). She worked with the Groupe de recherches musicales (GRM of the Service de la recherche of the ORTF under the direction of Pierre Schaeffer (1963-70) where she collaborated on the realization of the Solfège de l’objet sonore albums. While there she completed research and ran the interdisciplinary seminars. In 1975, she joined the Composers College of the Institut international de musique électroacoustique de Bourges (IMEB).
She created the experimental concerts series Les rendez-vous de la musique concrète (1998-99) at the Centre d’études et de recherche Pierre Schaeffer. She has performed at many international festivals, electroacoustic conferences and music seminars. As an independent composer, she has received commissions from the government and musical associations (GRM, IMEB, ACIC, etc) both in France and abroad, for performance at festivals and concerts. She also composes for public celebrations and events, films and ballets. Beatriz Ferreyra has also worked in the area of music therapy and served on numerous juries for international competitions adjudicating experimental musics.
E, the trio of Thalia Zedek (Come, Uzi, Live Skull), Jason Sanford (Neptune), and Gavin McCarthy (Karate), have crafted an album that fuses an explosive, industrial sound with the patience and reservation only practiced songwriters can invoke. While each member has decades of experience in the alternative scenes of rock music, their collaborative efforts have combined in a work that is both unlike anything that’s come before them, and the result of three veterans working in total harmony. What sets E apart from their contemporaries is their almost youthful willingness to experiment, while having the maturity to show restraint and austerity. On their self- titled debut album, E have developed a sound that is both mechanically oriented and emotional, a combination they could only describe as “soul music for machines.”
The name E itself is representative of the band – a trio of lines, each equal in length, each sticking out equally from a base. Because each player is so distinguished and distinct in their playing styles, E is able to exhibit total control over their sound, while still focusing on having the freedom to experiment. Whether it’s stomping on a wooden block housing the blade from a hacksaw for bass tones, or approaching the drum kit as a melodic instrument, the band said themselves, “it’s about freedom.”
Beatriz Ferreyra (ARG) and E (US) LIVE
Wednesday, 24th June 2018 | Doors 20:00 CET | Start 20:30 CET
Musikbrauerei | Greifswalder Strasse 23a in 10407 Berlin/Prenzlauer Berg
There is limited capacity to the salon. Tickets only available at the door. Please be on time.