2017-10-17 | Moor Mother
is an experimental music project by Camae Ayewa, a musician and poet from Philadelphia, United States. Her work has been labelled “hardcore poetry,” “power electronics,” “slaveship punk,” and “protest music. Ayewa herself resists categorization, preferring to self-identify through terms such as “time traveller” and “truth teller.” A self-described Afrofuturist, she uses spacetime-bending sound and lyricism to reformulate concepts of memory, history, and the future in an afrocentric or afrodiasporic tradition.
In a cinematic room in which the sounds seem to be moving around inside your head, an uncertainty about where the sounds are coming from occurs.
The freely improvising duo Owl organically blends the acoustic sounds from the alto saxophone with the electric sounds from the electric guitar, contact microphones, and other electronics.
Their free play with preparations as well as the sense of room and depth display the duo’s influences by noise, minimalism and free improvisation.
Karl Bjorå (NO) – Guitar & electronics
Signe Emmeluth (DK) – Alto saxophone & electronics