Wednesday 10 July 2019, 7.30pm
Don the Tiger is the solo project of Adrián de Alfonso, an ubiquitous presence in Barcelona's underground of the 00s, and the nomadic guitarist who has played with the likes of Lydia Lunch, Mark Cunningham (Mars), Robert Forster (Go-Betweens) and Carla Bozulich.
Having relocated to Berlin in 2011, he now takes inspiration from everything he misses in that city -be it bolero, rumba, MPB, baroque fantasy, guabina, flamenco or Fania Records- and mixes it with musique concrète and elaborate sampling techniques, delivering it all in a way that owes more to avant-rock than to anything else.
"Matanzas", his second album to date, was mixed and produced with the help of Lucrecia Dalt, and mastered by Rashad Becker.
Live he's accompanied by Andi Stecher, who plays Latin percussion, synths and tape delay.
Harrga is a band formed in Bristol in 2017 by Miguel Prado (Nzʉmbe) and Dali de Saint Paul (EP/64, Viridian Ensemble, The Sound Cupboard,DSC).
In May 2019, they released Héroïques Animaux de la Misère, on Avon Terror Corps, in honour of those who burn the borders & keep indelible marks, glossolalia and xenoglossia. Diaspora of the future. Harrga means A Burn in the Moroccan Darija dialect, and also recalls the term harragas, which refers to migrants who burn their ID papers and seek asylum in Europe. The album is explicitly framed as a tribute to these asylum seekers, bearing a frenzied urgency which refuses the listener a comfortable position, with an intensity to match the similar combination of political and sonic radicalism of Moor Mother, who makes a brief contribution to the final track “À Vif”.
In May 2020, they published “Femmes d’Intérieur” on Takuroku, (Café Oto digital label) considering this time domestic abuse and exploring tropes of femininity.
Far Rainbow is the duo of Emily Mary Barnett and Bobby Barry. Improvising using drums, electronics, and household objects like sellotape, tinfoil, shaver, sandpaper, electric toothbrush, tin opener, whisk, mousetraps, hairbrush, etc., Far Rainbow approach their arsenal of intonarumori as if they were alien artefacts or ritual paraphernalia, operating according to recursive logics only partly determinable. In the spring of 2015, they started Zero Wave as a concert series, cassette label, and curatorial platform and have since released several tapes of collaborations with Colin Webster, Cath Roberts, Tullis Rennie, and John Doran alongside further releases as a duo on Fractal Meat Cuts, Linear Obsessional, and Slightly Off Kilter. In addition to their improvising practice, Far Rainbow have also performed scores by Christian Wolff and Alison Knowles.