Thuistezien 88 — 10.07.2020
Booker Stardrum is a drummer/percussionist based in Los Angeles, pushing the boundaries between live and electronic music by combining the physicality of live drumming with the impossibilities of recorded, manipulated and digitally synthesized sound. He seamlessly combines an array of very grounded rhythms with almost dreamlike, greater than life meditations in the form of his electronic vocabularry.
Chris Williams is a trumpeter based in New York. By combining his unique technique with digital processing, he manages to create very complex musical schemes, his very organic instrument becoming unbound in space. He has worked with a lot of different disciplines ranging from concerts, contemporary dance, submersive installation to name a few, the visual element being crucial in the development and presentation of his work.
Together they two have created ‘On the Platform’, a borderless meeting point of their individual worlds, taken form and expanded with the help of visual artist and animator Miranda Javid.
Sounds: Booker Stardrum + Chris Williams
Visuals: Miranda Javid
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.