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).
“The most original compositional voice to emerge from Ireland in the past 20 years” (The Irish Times) and “Wild girl of Darmstadt” (Frankfurter Rundschau), composer and performer Jennifer Walshe was born in Dublin, Ireland. Her music has been commissioned, broadcast and performed all over the world. She has been the recipient of fellowships and prizes from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York, the DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm, the Internationales Musikinstitut, Darmstadt and Akademie Schloss Solitude among others. Recent projects include TIME TIME TIME, an opera written in collaboration with the philosopher Timothy Morton, and THE SITE OF AN INVESTIGATION, a 30-minute epic for Walshe’s voice and orchestra, commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland. THE SITE has been performed by Walshe and the NSO, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and also the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra. A Late Anthology of Early Music Vol. 1: Ancient to Renaissance, her third solo album, was released on Tetbind in 2020. The album uses AI to rework canonical works from early Western music history. A Late Anthology was chosen as an album of the year in The Irish Times, The Wire and The Quietus. Walshe is currently a professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Stuttgart. Her work was recently profiled by Alex Ross in The New Yorker.
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.’