Saturday 6 March 2021, 8pm
Delighted to welcome two mesmeric, singular artists to the Cafe for a very special live-streamed show.
Wojciech Rusin draws inspiration from alchemical and gnostic texts and early renaissance choral music. He released 'The Funnel' LP on Akashic Records in April 2019 and 'Meat for the Guard Dogs' on our very own TakuRoku label last year. For this show, he'll be performing with Eden Girma.
Merlin Nova collages voice, synthesizer, violin, field recording and other instruments into an intoxicating music that encompasses abrasion and reverie and everything in between.
Merlin Nova, is sound, song and movement. Clear-cut. Quick fix. Immediate. Set scene sound. Landscape, temperature and feeling. Here with you, together.
Nova released her ‘creepy, funny and all out terrifying’ (The Wire) debut album BOO! last year and her energetic choral EP Big Heart, long time love was released at the beginning of this year. She has worked with Slow Dance, NTS, Young Turks, Café Oto and BBC Radio 6 Late Junction and has performed across the UK and Europe.
Her live performance has been said to be an 'ecstatic energy blast.'
Wojciech Rusin is a Polish-born audio visual artist based in London. He draws inspiration from alchemical and gnostic texts, early renaissance choral music and Eastern European mythologies. He released The Funnel LP on Akashic Records in April 2019. He designs and makes 3D-printed reed instruments, reworking ancient designs with contemporary 3D modelling technologies. In 2020 he released Meat for the Guard Dogs on Cafe OTO’s Takuroku digital imprint, and the Rufus Orbis cassette for Boomkat Editions / Documenting Sound series. His music has been featured on BBC Four and he has worked for The National Theatre, The Southbank Centre and National Theatre Wales.