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Artefact Sound: Zwerm - Great Expectations / Farida Amadou

Electric guitar quartet Zwerm (with drummer Karen Willems) presents their new album Great Expectations, alongside experimental bass sounds by Farida Amadou.


Attention: separate tickets per concert - you can combine both shows

20:00 Farida Amadou
21:30 Zwerm - Great Expectations (release show)

Seated concert behind closed doors. Be on time, latecomers cannot get in once the show has started.

No drinks inside the venue. STUKcafé is open.


Farida Amadou is one of the most exciting young voices in the European free improvisation and experimental music scene, at least according to Café Oto. She has already collaborated with musicians like Thurston Moore and Steven Noble. Amadou plays the bass guitar like no one else does: unpolished, with a metallic timbre and a strong emphasis on rhythm. Recently she has been experimenting with effects and electronics, further resulting in layered, harmonic drones.


The electric guitar quartet Zwerm has been demolishing the walls between avant garde rock and contemporary classical music since 2007. Like no other they combine sounds and styles from the underground with the virtuosity and sense of composition of skilled guitarists. In recent years, Zwerm has traveled from multimedia performances over adaptations of Renaissance music to collaborations with artists such as Stephen O'Malley, Larry Polansky and Fred Frith.

For their new album Great Expectations (2020), Zwerm wanted to experiment with microtonality - read: unusual tunings. They also called upon drummer and cross-thinker Karen Willems to add a layer of percussion to their music. All this under the all-seeing eye of producer Rudy Trouvé. The result is an album full of contrasts: from consonant to harsch, from rhythmic grooves to whispering timbres, from the electric guitar to Eastern stringed instruments.

Zwerm: Toon Callier, Johannes Westendorp, Kobe van Cauwenberghe, Bruno Nelissen (guitar, electronics), Karen Willems (drums)


Velma Spell - Constellation Audio Walk (ongoing, start STUK entrance Naamsestraat)

Fri 18 Jun 2021 20:00
Fri 18 Jun 2021 21:30


STUK Soetezaal


Farida Amadou
€6 / €2

€10 / €6