Acid Mothers Temple, Laurel Halo, Tuvan throat singing and one-man metal band: the main guests of Form 2018 Automatic translate
At the seventh incarnation of the Form Modern Art Festival on July 21, there will be traditional open-air for several stages, a theater, performances and street art. The festival will take place on a new site at the site of a former abandoned military base.
The psychedelic ship Acid Mothers Temple, led by Makoto Kawabata, first lands in Moscow. They will do this with the help of repeating guitar phrases, flavored with a large amount of noise and atonal effects. The project, created back in 1995, continues to release several albums each year with long improvisational tracks. The AMT group performs at important theme festivals around the world, and a couple of years ago it was noted at the Boiler Room.
A sophisticated lover, author of the hit song Konichiwa, Australian Donny Benet, is the cousin of musical uncle’s uncle Giorgio Moroder, Alan Vega and Michael McDonald. During his only European tour in support of The Don, the King of Soft Groove will visit Moscow. A man-orchestra from Brussels can simultaneously play the cello with a guitar gadget, beat in two drums with his feet and scream heart-rendingly into the microphone. It turns out something between Bach and Motörhead. Mr Marcaille will give odds to any punk hardcore team consisting of three or even five people. This musician in short shorts will make our festival evening special.
At the festival you can hear “Polite refusal”, a group professing “profanation of totalitarian heroism”, and the most unusual team on the Moscow stage of the second half of the 80s, which actively collaborated with artists - Dmitry Gutov, Sven Gundlakh, Andrei Pavlovsky, Konstantin Zvezdochetov. Since 1985, they have been performing a neat mix of New Wave and jazz, which is still played by a few in the capital. Last year, the team released an album that had been prepared for eight years - “Military couplets”. At the festival Form, the group will play with a large composition.
For the first time on Form you can hear Tuvan throat singing. Alash trio performs khoomei - this is the style of throat singing, similar to a very low whistle. This needs to be studied for more than one year. Tuvans regularly perform in different countries, collaborated with Sun Ra Arkestra, and views of their performances on Youtube exceeded half a million. At the festival, musicians will perform with the instrumental ensemble from the USA Fifth-House ensemble.
In the evening, Samuel Kerridge will perform at the festival with his audiovisual program. Whether he delivers a vibrant techno to the crowd or enters into a trance with the help of long, dissonant parts, Kerridge tries to evoke an emotional response from the audience. Most often, Kerridge’s non-verbal communications cause fear and applause. Also, composer Laurel Halo will perform with his set, turning his voice into a new dimension for the synthesizer. In addition to an energetic synth-pop, ambient (and even a witch house), she performs techno.
The Dutchman Eindkrak is responsible for the industrial at the festival. Rough, noisy quality parts are replaced by almost hypnotic melodies to the accompaniment of vocal recitative in the best traditions of avant-garde post-punk. And the German Tolouse Low Trax will take on intelligent techno. On his traditionally meditative sets, unhurried, almost tribal percussions and minimalistic synths sound.
WHO DOES ART
At the festival you can find one of the most important Moscow actionists Oleg Kulik, as well as Sergey Pakhomov - an artist, actor, singer and psychic, the infamous character of Grandfather Pakhom, who turned his life into art. Visitors to the Form will be able to get acquainted personally with the famous Moscow conceptualist and one of the founders of the art groups “Amanita” and “World Champions” - Konstantin Zvezdochetov.
Misha Most will also take part in the festival. The author of the world’s largest mural: in the Nizhny Novgorod region, Misha painted an industrial building with an area of 10,800 square meters. His works were exhibited in Germany, France, Great Britain, the USA and were presented at almost all the major art fairs in the world.
WHO OPENS A THEATER
The Form will host the premieres of Petersburg theater groups AXE and the Organism Theater. The first - the legendary Petersburg bearded men, ZZ-Top of the Russian theater - go to the festival with a street spectacle "Polychrome" with the participation of folk rock musicians from the group "Iva Nova", and Organizations will perform at the premiere called "Know Show". For the first time in Russia, an Estonian team of absurdists from a physical theater led by Renate Keerd - Kompanii Nii will perform.
Another guest from Petersburg is the Tru Theater. These are the main (and only) representatives of the Russian theater minimal hardcore, the creators of such hits as “There is no turning back” and “Stas said so”. On the Form will show their new thing - "Phrases of ordinary people." Another festival will be the performance of the Moscow team Onet Zucker - the appearance of new heroes of the new physical theater. They will show on Form one of their main things - the capacious and powerful statement about the border of freedom “The Red Square”: this is not a dance, this is not a theater, this is not a performance, but both one and the other, and the third. They say about themselves that this is a “socio-kinetic experiment” and promise discussions about the nature of freedom.
Tickets on the day of the festival will cost 3000 rubles, now they can be purchased at a price of 1500 rubles. Discounted group tickets are also available.