The Secretaries//Mat Pogo
Felicity Mangan, Roberta WJM, JD Zazie - found sounds, electronics
The Secretaries bring together three strong personalities to explore new musical directions and forms. Works are composed and performed through the reproduction of recorded material whose manipulation acquires a new meaning in a game of tensions and balances, interweaving and setting of concrete sounds, environmental field recordings, rhythms, impulses, noises, and mistakes.
vocal, mix, players.
Mat Pogo's solo performances are a mix of rock'n'roll, noise, nonsense language, electronics, abstract story theatre and screaming in a electro acoustic, entertaining mash-up, where music, sounds, anecdotic and narrative elements fuse constantly.
Improviser, music producer, DJ and cartoonist, Pogo was born in Rome in 1970 and now lives in Berlin. He has been a strong voice on the European underground scene since the early 1990s. Among other things, he co-founded the cult multimedia collective Burp Enterprise and the avant-garde pop band Jealousy Party.
Beside Jealousy Party and some solo performing, Pogo's current projects are Penates with JD Zazie, DJ collective Sistemi Audiofobici Burp and a duo with french audio casseur Arnaud Rivière.
Berlin based projects he's been involved with are out rock units B Unit (with JD Zazie and Peter Schlewinski) and Pokemachine (with Anders Hana) and duos with Ignaz Schick, Michael Renkel, Nicolas Wiese.