Circuit des Yeux + TALSounds

Circuit des Yeux
Vocalist, composer, and producer Haley Fohr has been Circuit des Yeux since she was eighteen years old. Born in the Year of the Dragon in Indiana’s own “Star City” — that’s Lafayette, IN — she released records regularly over the past decades; four full-length albums, along with several mini-albums and singles. Meanwhile, she has played shows everywhere, touring all the time. She has been based in Chicago since 2012.
All this was endeavored to be done out of necessity, in order for Haley to be Circuit des Yeux and for Circuit des Yeux to be Haley. The records and shows have been done in primarily DIY fashion, as a means of navigating the world, genuflecting with Sagittarian energy. Circuit des Yeux reflects from a singular angle, looking deeply, at times unblinkingly, at connections and collisions of the cerebral and the physical, with a sense of colloquial grit and an equally opaque transcendent spirit in her words and her music.
Circuit des Yeux is an ardent collaborator, numbering Glenn Branca, Lee Ranaldo, Bill Orcutt, Bitchin Bajas & Bonny ‘Prince’ Billy and Olivia Block among her fellow performers. Circuit des Yeux has received enervated and affirmative commentary from The Quietus, NPR, New York Times, Chicago Reader, Brooklyn Rail, Pitchfork and The Wire, among many others. They have all made interesting speculations on her brand of entertainment. All we can tell you in addition is that she has a four-octave range — at least on days when it isn’t raining.

Natalie Chami adopted the TALsounds moniker in 2009 for her solo explorations in the drone, ambient, and electro-acoustic improv disciplines. In live performance, Chami’s analog synthesizers weave together into drifting loops that evolve in tandem with her vocal leads and choral harmonies. Her meditative sessions stretch into hypnotizing depths of stream-of-consciousness multi-instrumental input, sinking into expanses of infinite sustain and cresting into bursts of noise from an arsenal of oscillators and effects pedals. After a series of tape releases on labels like Hausu Mountain and Moog’s own physical imprint, Chami released her first TALsounds LP, Love Sick, with New York’s Ba Da Bing Records. As a member of free music trio Good Willsmith, she has toured the country and released eight albums since 2012, including the LPs The Honeymoon Workbook (2014) and Things Our Bodies Used To Have (2016) on Mexico City-based label Umor Rex. Chami also performs as half of ambient duo l’eternebre. She is Lebanese, was born in Ontario, and lives in Chicago.


Galerie-Vorn-und-oben2 Ostbelgien

18.02.17 – Foyer

On February 18, our listening concert series Foyer returns. On the bill are Mei Tahat and Terrence Grindrocket, presenting their unheard and wayward sounds in the relaxed setting of the Jünglingshaus in Eupen.
Jordan “Jordash” Czamanski and Ilya Ziblat Shay are Mei Tahat. As a part of Juju & Jordash, Jordan has developed an unmistakably playful and improvised take on jazz and Detroit techno and house through a slur of releases on labels such as Dekmantel and Rush Hour. Although jazz and techno have many connections such as their African roots, their oft instrumental and urban nature and although the first wave of Detroit techno producers call their techno music high-tech jazz or high-tech soul, the results of the fusion of jazz with electronic music are often unsatisfactory, unfocused and trite. Juju & Jordash bring the attitude of jazz to electronic music and the results are authentic, wild and free. Together with Ziblat Shay, Jordash goes one step further. Shay is all about the search for expression of musical freedom within compositional structures and thereby amplifies Jordash’s approach. With double bass and electronics, they go daring ways, best described as tropical free jazz, sharp synthesizer shreds and atonal Balearic melodies.
Terrence Grindrocket, better knows as Mark Cremins, is one of the driving forces behind the Amsterdam label and record shop Rush Hour. Under his Terrence Grindrocket moniker, he combines self-made percussion instruments with tapes, effect pedals, a sampler and electronic sound generators to conjure up an expressive and immersive
live music experience.
Before, in between and after the concerts, DJ Mixsoup will play records. Mixsoup lives in Berlin, works for the Brussels cult label Sub Rosa and plays records crossing genres without hesitation.
Because of a change in conditions, we have to adapt our ticket prices. A normal ticket now costs 12 euro. We are however introducing a student and youth discount resulting in a 7 euro ticket.
Doors open at 20h. Concerts start at 21h30.
More info here