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Farida Amadou (BE) + Selvhenter (DK)

Farida Amadou (b.1989) is one of the most exciting young players to emerge from the free-improvisation/experimental scene in Europe, having treated us to some explosive performances with Steve Noble, Mette Rasmussen, Linda Sharrock, Moor Mother, Chris Pitsiokos and Thurston Moore over the past few years. Farida's own solo bass playing takes stage here, utilizing the metallic timbre & rhythmic potential of her strings as the basis for two exploratory improvisations. Terse melodies, harmonic shards and rumbling patterns are sewed together in elapsing incendiary phrases, like Jamaladeen Tacuma's playing if he joined an industrial punk band instead of Ornette Coleman's group circa Body Meta. With fx pedals Farida is able to open the possibilities of her instrument open, exploring thick fuzzed-phrases, spacious harmonic interplay, drones and more.

Farida Amadou is a self taught bass player based in Liège, Belgium. The electric bass is her main instrument since 2011. In 2013...

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Line up:
  • Farida Amadou (bass, pedals)
  • Maria Bertel (trombone, synth)
  • Sonja LaBianca (saxophone)
  • Jaleh Negari (drums, synth/keys)
  • Anja Jacobsen (drums, keys).

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