matana roberts: 'coin coin' and other things

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Chapter 4 coming in October.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 11:19 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

I saw Matana in a church in east London yesterday evening. It was mostly a modular synth set with a few bits of organ and some (not enough!) bluesy sax. It wasn't entirely successful: the bed she set up wasn't that interesting and the weird sound mix meant we couldn't really hear her. Some of this was intentional 'drowning' of voices (I think) but it was an odd set-up. There was a section where she started a call-and-response, with the audience intoning 'our souls'; this being east London, it quite quickly became 'arseholes', which detracted from the mood a bit. Who knows - perhaps it was meant to be a Derek and Clive tribute?

Short version: lovely venue, a pleasure to be in her company, not entirely successful.

Life is a meaningless nightmare of string (Chinaski), Saturday, 5 October 2019 19:47 (eleven months ago) link


j., Thursday, 17 October 2019 05:17 (eleven months ago) link

I like what I've heard from it

Dan S, Thursday, 17 October 2019 05:32 (eleven months ago) link

so ready for this!

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 17 October 2019 07:23 (eleven months ago) link

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