Thuistezien 103 — 31.10.2020
Farida Amadou is a self taught bass player based in Brussels, Belgium working primarily in the field of experimental improvised music. Due to her main instrument being the electric bass guitar and her attitudes towards it, she stands at a junction between free jazz and noise rock, covering an array of styles and attitudes around it as well. Next to having performed with a vast array of fellow musicians in the free jazz scene (Peter Brotzmann, Mette Rasmussen, Steve Noble to name a few), she has been pushing through the rock/punk scene as well, most notably as part of the noise punk act Cocaine Piss.
The improvised piece ‘00 03 58 23’ is a perfect example of her unique exploration in sound, exemplified further by the video work of Jérôme Mayer highlighting her very physical approach. The two are frequent collaborators with such sound/video works, and recently began their project 19 MARS PRODUCTIONS, an independent, transdisciplinary label.
Credits: Sound: Farida Amadou, Video: Jérôme Mayer
About the series: No View, The Radio
The arts are taking a break. Theaters, museums, concert halls and galleries are closed. To a large extent, the art that is so desperately needed right now is inaccessible. Imagine being quarantined at home without films, without books, without music.
Though we may not access the art, we can still think about it. The enforced rupture of this isolation can also be an opportune moment to reflect on and from, the arts. Every Friday for the upcoming weeks we will showcase original musical works by different artists, selected by Alex Andropoulos.