Two year programming residency in the Islington Mill event space
Japanese avant-garde synth wave duo group A was formed in 2012 by Tommi Tokyo (synthesizers, vocals, percussion) and Sayaka Botanic (violin, cassette tapes). Their early shows came as a shock to most spectators, non-stop waves of experimental noise, intensely emotional poetry readings and nude live-paintings.
While their mixture of synth heavy minimal wave, avant noise, striking visuals and performance art still carries the very breath of early industrial pioneers such as Throbbing Gristle or Cabaret Voltaire, the duo has since evolved into a beast of its own.
In the meantime the duo has been sharing bills with artists such as Acid Mother Temple, Merzbow, Nisennenmondai, Phew, and Melt Banana and headlined the Urban Nomad Film Festival in Taiwan, and the Art Book Fair in Tokyo.
In 2015 group A self-released their 3rd album [ 70+A= ] and played their first full on European tour incl. festivals such as TodaysArt, Soy Festival and RIAM.
In 2016 the duo moved their base to Berlin where they further developed their musical and visual material, performed at local CTM Festival as well as at Berlin`s GEGEN Party. The band has recently been featured in Wire Magazine and is currently preparing for several festival performances including Clandestino, Kalabalik, Atonal, Steirischer Herbst, UH Fest, PHONO Festival, Avant Art Festival and Saint Ghetto Festival in Switzerland.
G R O U P A
CHOSEN BY : FAT OUT
PERFORMANCE DATE : SATURDAY 15TH APRIL
STAGE : UNIT 5
PERFORMANCE TIME : TBC