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8 June 2023

Futura Resistenza: 
Two Solos for Callum G’Froerer (AU) & Clara La Licata (IT) by Anthony Pateras (AU) / Michiko Ogawa (JP/DE) / Jasna Veličković (NL) / Kleingeld (NL)

Futura Resistenza presents:
Two Solos for Callum G’Froerer (AU) & Clara La Licata (IT) by Anthony Pateras (AU) / Michiko Ogawa (JP/DE) / Jasna Veličković (NL) / Kleingeld (NL)

For fans of: Experimental, Electronic, Abstract, Modern Classical, Deep Listening, Maryanne Amacher, Morton Feldman, and Alvin Lucier

Two live performances by Callum G'Froerer & Clara La Licata in light of Australian composer Anthony Pateras' recent Two Solos LP on Futura Resistenza, supported by Berlin-based Japanese clarinet specialist Michiko Ogawa and Amsterdam-based composer and performer Jasna Veličković. Kleingeld takes over the DJ booth and provides the tunes before, between and after the performances. It promises to be another fun evening.

Michiko Ogawa is a performer-composer specialising in the clarinet, born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. She performs not only classical repertoire but also contemporary and experimental musics, including free improvisation and film soundtrack work. She is also working with Hammond organ and "sho"; Japanese bamboo organ.

She also has been collaborating with musicians Samuel Dunscombe, Taku Sugimoto, James Rushford, Carolyn Chen, Golden Fur, Manuel Lima, Lucy Railton, Jonny Chang and Klaus Lang. She also frequently collaborates with visual artists, such Angela Jennings, Lindsay Bloom, Brianna Rigg, Laurence Favre and Sabina Maselli. She is one of the core members of the collectively oriented Harmonic Space Orchestra in Berlin since 2019.

Callum G’Froerer is an Australian trumpet player and composer based in Narrm/Melbourne. Through improvisation, interpretation, and collaboration, he explores the expressive possibilities of unique trumpet techniques and treats the trumpet as an interface for combining and activating diverse materials.

Palimpsest Geometry (2020) for double-bell trumpet & tape works with rapidly pulsed single trumpet notes at brisk tempos that often hover at the perceptual threshold between rhythm and a kind of tremolo. The interaction between different rates of pulse produces skittering echoes, as if G'Froerer’s layers of trumpets were really a single sound bouncing around the sonic space. In pitch, the piece at times uses a restrained variant of the fanning technique found in the works of Györgi Ligeti, where the various voices individually move away from an initial unison. But where Ligeti’s use of this technique is often dramatic, here it is fluid, almost searching, a constant movement in stillness like ripples on the surface of water.

Clara La Licata is a vocal performer using mixed vocal techniques. She studied opera singing, contemporary music and performance in various conservatories and academies in Italy and abroad. In her vocal practice, she always fuses tradition and contemporaneity through transversal and interdisciplinary languages.

There Is A Danger Only Our Mistakes Are New (2021) for voice & tape goes to work on a see-sawing two-note melodic cell, insistently transposed and transposed again, hummed or sung with open vowels, contracting to a semitone and expanding to a minor third. The purity of La Licata’s tone and the consistent worrying at close intervals unavoidably call up Feldman’s Three Voices, but the effect of Pateras’ piece is far less austere. The music is suffused with a hazy dreaminess, as if a fragment of one of Ravel’s Mallarmé songs has floated away and spawned countless flickering reflections of itself.

Jasna Veličković is composer and performer based in Amsterdam. Her recent works such as Last Song, Ombre…moi non plus and Shadow Studies focuses on sound extension of traditional instruments. Her music material often derives from existing music pieces shadowing or looking awry to the original. Most recently she is building a new performing setup made out of permanent magnets and coils. This project is a new instalment of her ongoing artistic research whose aim is the creation of tools that facilitate playing on instruments or objects using the transformative acoustic possibilities of electromagnetic field.

Rotterdam's Kleingeld's DJ sets revolve around mysteriousness, spoken word and melancholic rhythms. Collaging mystical sounds, creating earie landscapes - where spiders have wings and birds spin webs.

Futura Resistenza  is a label and platform from Brussels and Rotterdam, that operates somewhere on the border between performance, music and visual arts. Roodkapje invited the label to program a series of concerts in our venue. For this year they'll be taking the Intercity Direct together with musicians and artists from Brussels and Rotterdam who already have a connection with the label, as well as people who they simply admire and want to see perform.