Two year programming residency in the Islington Mill event space
Describing frozen climes and slowly unfurling tundra winds, the experimental trio Kleefstra/Bakker/Kleefstra (KBK) create deeply considered and quietly cinematic music that refracts like sunlight through wintered fog. Guitarists Romke Kleefstra and Anne Chris Bakker summon, through delicate improvisation, huge vistas of chilled sonics and uncannily natural sounds which act as a bed for Jan Kleefstra’s poetry, written and spoken in a dead language called Frisian. Since their first release in 2009, the trio have toured extensively and have collaborated with musicians like Peter Broderick, Nils Frahm, Greg Haines and Machinefabriek.
“Two guitarists construct an icy enclave out of frozen drones and amplifier crackle, a veritable Fortress Of Solitude whose isolation is further emphasized by the poet’s intimately close-miked tones and distant echoes, giving an acute impression of expanses and depths both internal and external.”
- The Wire: Adventures In Modern Music
The forthcoming album, Disember, was issued by Tombed Visions in December 2017.
CHOSEN BY : FAT OUT
PERFORMANCE DATE : SUNDAY 16TH APRIL
STAGE : THE BURROW
PERFORMANCE TIME : TBC