GORDAN joins traditional Serbian singing with abstraction, energy and minimalism. Their music is marked by radical reduction, seemingly endless ascension and a passion for experiments. The Serbian singer Svetlana Spajic is an internationally recognised and acclaimed artist. She, like almost no other contemporary singer, is a master of all the complex local stylistic variations of singing from Balkan music. Guido Möbius plays bass and various
electronic sound generators. Additionally he uses guitar amps, microphones and effects to provoke feedback which either harmonize or are juxtaposed with the song. It is a dialogue between sound and noise which is accentuated or fragmented by means of Andi Stecher’s expressive drumming. With a rich pool of ideas the percussionist drives the sound forward breathlessly and grounds it. As a unit the trio forms a dynamic body of sound. We’re looking forward to presenting GORDAN at ALICE this November!
The Danish duo Nordjysk Gongbad – aka Martin Pale and Simon Mariegaard – will open with a set of heavy soundscapes of new age and now age.