On April 15th, at the Alte Post in Sankt Vith, we are happy to present live performances by the Tara Clerkin Trio and Radio Hito, alongside a DJ-set by Pangea.
Bristol-based band Tara Clerkin Trio use looped and layered clarinet, vocals, synth and percussion, dreaming up atmospheres at times solemn, smokey and beatific. With influences from jazz, acid jazz, dub, trip-hop, psych-pop and ethereal electronica, they are one of the most exciting experimental bands around today. The musical equivalent of being in a state that is neither sleeping, nor awake, Tara Clerkin Trio work with elements both familiar and not, repeating the seemingly illogical into fragmented grooves full of dissociation and engagement. Theirs is re-contextualised pop perfection, turning the mundane on its head, finding fleeting meaning in a relentless approach to their musical means of choice. Their beautiful releases on World Of Echo and Laura Lies In are proof of just that, the dive bar made abstract.
Radio Hito is Y.-My Nguyen, born in France, who now lives and works between Brussels, Paris and Strasbourg. She trained as a printmaker, typographer and classical pianist in France, Switzerland, England and the Netherlands. Her visual and sound work revolves around the text in its different shapes and existences. Her Voce Lillà album, released on KRAAK end of last year, sees her contemplative compositions get stripped down to their bare elements. On the edge of introspection and repetition, her musical efforts brim with endless poetic possibility, in which soft-spoken melodics and harmonics lead the way, evoking vast microcosms of beauty and affect.
Pangea‘s DJing is all about the search for resonance, allowing also for philosophical, political and societal reflection. Eclectic by nature and choice, his sets touch upon electronica, hip-hop and trip-hop, industrial, rock, jazz elements and loose dub beats. He seeks harmony and disharmony in equal measure.