ISSUE Project Room presents the third-annual Swedish Energies festival, “EMS in NYC”, in collaboration with The Bunker, EMS, and the Consulate General of Sweden in New York. The two-night series showcases a huge lineup of some of Sweden’s most visionary electronic and improvisational musicians, including a series of unique collaborations pairing Swedish and American artists.
Kevin Drumm & Joachim Nordwall
Rune Lindblad (tape piece)
Intermission DJ: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
Musician, composer, artist and politician Dror Feiler's music always hits right in the chest, before it quickly spreads up to the brain. It is a matter of pure, raw, intelligent and physical power. His solo works are extreme and harsh, often challenging but always rewarding. Dror Feiler is a great, positive energy with lots to say. Brutal, beautiful stuff. Feiler is based in Stockholm and has a long history with his free improv band Lokomotiv Konkret.
World premiere of this new duo of Chicago noise master Kevin Drumm and Gothenburg's Joachim Nordwall (iDEAL, The Skull Defekts, Oceans of Silver & Blood). Drumm is no doubt one of the most important composers of extreme electronic music with a long line of releases, for labels like Editions Mego and Hospital. Nordwall is active with his iDEAL label, making monotonous ritual rock with The Skull Defekts and just recently released his third solo album (on Entr'acte) and a collaboration with Mika Vainio (on Touch).
Singer and musician Mariam Wallentin is currently ruling the world with her Mariam The Believer project, creating avant pop beauty with a very special presence and depth. She is half of the rhythm beast Wildbirds & Peacedrums and is considered to be one of the leading voices of today's more brave pop music scene. Tonight we meet her in a rare, intimate and personal solo performance.
Louise Magnusson is student at the Musical Composition Programme, Soundart Orientation at the Academy of Music and Drama at the Gothenburg University. She is creating sharp, rough and hypnotic drone and electro acoustic music often surfing high frequencies and waves of feedback.
Electronic music and musique concrète pioneer Rune Lindblad (1923-1991) was active in Gothenburg, Sweden. He started experimenting with sound in the early 50's and composed over 200 works. Few of these were ever released. Tonight we will experience some of the unreleased pieces.
Curated by Mats Lindström, Lawrence Kumpf, Bryan Kasenic & Joachim Nordwall.
Swedish Energies: EMS in NYC is presented by ISSUE Project Room, The Bunker, EMS and The Consulate General of Sweden in New York.