Saturday 18 July 2015, 8pm
First solo show at OTO since 2009 for German electronic musician, vocalist and producer AGF – aka Antye Greie-Ripatti, with support from composer and vocalist Jennifer Walshe, and London-based electronic musician Klein.
Antye Greie-Ripatti aka AGF or poemproducer is a vocalist, musician, composer, producer, and new media artist. She was born and raised in East Germany and developed an early interest for music and poetry and philosophy. She has been exploring speech and spoken word combined with electronic music, as well as working on sound installations, pop songs, calligraphy and her website poemproducer.com. As digital media artist Antye Greie works with moving image, audio visualization and real time video processing. In 2009 as part of the collective The Lappetites she staged the multimedia opera 'Fathers' in Berlin Haus der Kulturen der Welt.
Greie performs as AGF (solo), AGF/DELAY (with Vladislav Delay), with Zavoloka, The Dolls (with Vladislav Delay and Craig Armstrong), Laub (with Jotka), and The Lappetites (with Eliane Radigue, Kaffe Matthews and Ryoko Kuwajima).
Jennifer Walshe is a composer, vocalist and performer. Her work has been performed all over the world by ensembles such as Alter Ego, ensemble recherche, Ensemble Resonanz, Apartment House, Crash Ensemble, Con Tempo Quartet, The Rilke Ensemble, The Irish Chamber Orchestra, Musica Nova Consort, and The Scottish Chamber Orchestra. In addition to her activities as a composer, Jennifer frequently performs as a vocalist, specialising in extended techniques.
'The most original compositional voice to emerge from Ireland in the past 20 years' - The Irish Times
'The wild girl of Darmstadt' - Frankfurter Rundschau
Klein is a lowkey force to be reckoned with. A liveset on Tabitha Thorlu-Bangura’s first NTS radio show of 2016 preceded a video for ‘Arrange’, shot in parts in a blood red monochrome bedroom and taken from her debut album ‘ONLY’. The latter stage of the track courses through with off beat filtered percussion leading up to the “that heavy bit coming up”; awash with hums as the London based artist surfs the melodies of the introduced lighter tones. On ‘gaz city’ she nails in a mention of ‘WORTH’ before torching preconceptions of what fits inside what box with her singing, similar to her irisdescent adlibs on ‘babyfather chill’; a reference to Dean Blunt’s alias. Other influences range from brandy to kirk franklin. Hard to place, her capacity to surprise (even with one LP out so far).Not every artist is unique enough to change a landscape, or has to do be successful. However, with Klein, you get the sense she’s already made a head start on both. All at 18(?). In Bieber words ‘shes the fucking one.’