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GROUP A (JP)

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GROUP A (JP)
Local
Largo S. Teotónio
Schedule
7 Julho

Japanese experimental synth duo formed in 2012 by Tommi Tokyo (synthesizers, drum machines and vocals) and Sayaka Botanic (violin, sampler and cassette tapes). Their early shows came as a shock to most spectators, non-stop waves of avant-garde noise, intensely emotional poetry reading and performance arts such as half nude live-painting.

They have self-produced/released 3 albums (one of which was later released on Mecanica Records) and played their first full European tour incl. TodaysArt, Soy Festival and RIAM in the autumn 2015.

Since early 2016, the duo has been based in Berlin where they are further developing their musical and visual materials. They have performed at local CTM Festival, Krake Festival as well as Many other European Festivals such as OFF Festival, Donaufestival and Le Guess Who?, just to name a few.

Their approach to djing is similar to how they make music, creating and mixing completely different sounds and juxtaposing Tommi and Sayaka’s contrasting tastes. Their unique palette of sounds combines industrial/minimal synth/rhythmic noise with contemporary classical music and soundtracks from 60-80’s films. Their experimental DJ-set at Atonal Berlin ’16 and mixtape for Brvtalist are all archived on Soundcloud.

2017 sees the band joining Berlin based Mannequin Records for a 12″ released in October as part of the labels Death of the Machines series. At the same time the band has started working with Montreal theater director/choreographer Dana Gingras for a theater piece which will be premiered in 2018.

Group A will have the first presentation in Portugal and exclusively at Jardins Efémeros.