A Gift for the Ephemerist.
Improvised, ambient music by Anne Chris Bakker and Andrew Heath and
Kleefstra | Bakker | Kleefstra (KBK)
Friday 14th April 2017 | doors 8pm – music 8.30pm | BUY TICKETS
In 2015, an invitation from Andrew Heath for Anne Chris Bakker to play in the UK as part of a Resound performance, cemented a friendship and mutual admiration of each other’s music. Early the following year, Andrew visited Chris in the north of the Netherlands for a week of inspired improvisation – spending their time gathering field recordings, composing and of course, cycling. Combining Bakker’s beautiful bowed guitar and Heath’s quiet and minimal piano and textures, the collaboration of has produced no less than two exquisite albums – The Ephemerist’s Collection and Lichtzin. Pause and contemplate, for here are immersive driftscapes which shimmer and pulse with fragile, half-glimpsed melodies.
Anne Chris Bakker has also worked as a trio with the Kleefstra brothers for several years. Combining improvised dark-ambient with spoken word, KBK is the work of experimental guitarists Romke Kleefstra and Anne Chris Bakker together with poet Jan Kleefstra. After their debut album ‘Wink’ in 2009 the group played throughout Europe and Japan. They have worked together with musicians like Peter Broderick, Nils Frahm, Greg Haines and Machinefabriek.
The Wire: Adventures In Modern Music wrote about the trio: “Two guitarists construct an icy enclave out of frozen drones and amplifier crackle, a veritable Fortress Of Solitude whose isolation is further emphasised by the poet’s intimately close-miked tones and distant echoes, giving an acute impression of expanses and depths both internal and external.”
Europa CD – http://www.discogecko.com/product/europa/
Europa digital album – https://andrewheath.bandcamp.com/album/europa