Gwenifer Raymond & Seth Graham / Wednesday, 29.05.2019
Gwenifer Raymond is a Welsh multi-instrumentalist, originally from Cardiff but now residing in Brighton, England. Gwenifer began playing guitar at the age of eight shortly after having been first exposed to punk and grunge. After years of playing around the Welsh valleys in various punk outfits she began listening more to pre-war blues musicians as well as Appalachian folk players, eventually leading into the guitar players of the American Primitive genre. She has since been playing her own moody and often-times manic original American Primitive styled compositions on guitar and banjo around the UK and the US.
A student of philosophy, and deliberately oblivious to the functions of genres and hype, Seth Graham is co-owner of experimental imprint Orange Milk; responsible for putting out so much of the current flow of zany, yet classically informed electronic music on classic formats, again flying in the face of considered trends of the new establishment.
His latest LP, “Gasp” is constructed to sound like a digital blob of classical music with no obligation, testing the limits of both classical structure, modern technology, and unconscious obligation to the listener. By stretching the emotional gamut to inspire lively and colorful visuals, diving into sad, somber moments, Gasp beholds an overarching sense of vulnerability in idea, execution, and finality.
Since early 2015 the Kiezsalon has offered a forum for innovative musical activity beyond genre boundaries. As an interface between avantgarde, advanced pop music and interdisciplinary art the series presents compact performances by artists from diverse genres, origin and status. Initiated by Digital in Berlin and based at one of the last authentic locations in Berlin, the 120 year old Schneider Brewery. Following four exciting years, the Kiezsalon has established itself as a popular and successful series, so far hosting 82 acts from 29 countries.
Gwenifer Raymond & Seth Graham LIVE
Wednesday, 29th May 2019 | Doors 20:00 CET | Start 21:00 CET
Musikbrauerei | Greifswalder Strasse 23a in 10407 Berlin/Prenzlauer Berg
Tickets available via Eventbrite: kiezsalon.eventbrite.co.uk
The Kiezsalon is curated by Michael Rosen and funded by Senate Department for Culture and Europe.