Association du salopard x La Becque
For this first event organized jointly with our friends of the Association du Salopard, the gardens of La Becque welcomed the shows of O YAMA O, After 5:08, as well as a Dj set of Tommy Denys.
O YAMA O (JP)
Formed by musician and visual artist Rie Nakajima, and Keiko Yamamoto (most notably known for being the co-founder of London’s famous Cafe OTO), the duo O YAMA O has been performing since 2014, both in art galleries and at experimental music festivals.
Nakajima’s performance focuses on simple, kinetic objects, such as a bowl of rice, toys, a clock, balloons, or small motors that she uses as instruments to create a kind of “micro-orchestra”. On the other hand, Yamamoto uses mainly her body and her voice; singing, incanting, whispering, hitting the ground.
O YAMA O’s 2018 debut album consolidates their musical conversations into fast-paced studio music, with the duo using more substantial instrumentation and an emphasis on melody to provide vivid portraits of folk Japan in song. The result is raw, full-bodied, and brimming with energy as well as grace and mystery…
AFTER 5:08 (CH)
After 5:08 are synthetic hikes without mountain guides. An electronic exploration between speleology and scuba diving, initiated by two Zahnfleischers.
DJ TOMMY DENYS (BE)
Our friend Tommy Denys is a musician and the artistic director of Les Ateliers Claus in Brussels. He also makes mixes for dublab, Radio Panik, Kiosk Radio, among others. He stopped by La Becque to share some of his favorite tracks, fitting in perfectly with the dreamscape.