ZERO, LAND DER ZUKUNFT connects Europe and Brazil referencing two novels: Brasilien, Land der Zukunft by Stefan Zweig, describing his understanding of the country in the 1940s when he fled from German dystopia and projected all his optimism onto Brazil; and Zero by Ignácio de Loyola Brandão, a story situated in the 1960s, during the Brazilian military dictatorship, opening a near visionary dystopian image to what we are politically living today in Brazil.
In connecting two cities, we question dystopian fears and utopian hopes. Applied to the real city, we walk along the Spree with a live-soundtrack directly connected to Salvador, where two musicians, Edbrass Brasil and Andrea May, join the perfor- mance, thus creating a live acoustic dialogue between two blind visions of our imagination. Sounds and music travel from Germany to Brazil and back, expand, enrich, and transform our walk in Berlin between Errant Sound and the Alte Münze. The acoustic bridge of these geographically separate musical entities performing together in real time creates a condition for a fantastic Utopia: in real space, dystopian elements are acoustically transformed in such a way that they become a possible real world.
Guests in Brazil:
Edbrass Brasil and Andrea May
Santo Noise Festival
Close to There - Edbrass, Angel Bat Dawid and Ben LaMarGay
Then we hear new music (and what we think is our first fully improvised John Daley session?) from Edbrass, Angel Bat Dawid and Ben Lamar Gay. And then we chat with them, even in Portuguese, thanks to Marina. It's great episode! Listen ya!
Narratives from the 3rd Space (BoX OUT FM from New Dehli)
---> First Broadcast: 01.08.2020 @boxoutfm
Tracks by Damon Locks, Edbrass, Julien Desprez e Junix 11, Rômulo Alexis, Marcela Lucatelli, Ayanna Woods & more.
Sê-lo!, a label from Salvador - Bahia Bra$il. The label is just one of the activities of a cultural hub animated by other projects such as musical festival CMC and Low Fi - Creative Processes, running by Edbrass. They are alldedicated to push forward creative music in Salvador, by producing and promoting local artists as well as by establishing important bridges with the African diaspora across the continents.
Listen this special mixtape produced by Edbrass