Songs We Taught Your Mother #1

20 Apr 2018 - 20:30
Moor Mother

Dialogues with Recordings From The Music´s Past  #1

Stella Chiweshe and Mary Ocher feat. Your Government in a special collaboration in dialogue with 1969 "The moving finger" by Dorothy Ashby and other pieces, of futuristic psychedelic synthesis, featuring mbira, two drum kits, percussion, synth and voice

Moor Mother in dialogue with Ma Rainey´s "Black Bottom" (1927)

Isabel Lewis produces ambient yet rhythmic sound by sampling, layering, distorting, looping and morphing together fragments from a broad range of musical influences from medieval chamber music to Juicy J. The effect is like a slow tempo underwater rave where the music almost reminds of you something but then slips away from recognition. For ausland Isabel will sample from early jazz tracing histories and personal affinities with radical figures like Ma Rainey and others.

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About the series:


Songs We Taught Your Mother


Dialogues with Recordings From The Music´s Past

Solo artists, bands and duos conceptualize a performative work in dialogue with a recording by one or more female jazz- and blues composers from 1920 until today. These works do not only consider the recordings sound and musical character, but also the circumstances under which they were made: The desire and necessity to play, obstacles in the way for black women in the music business, political and quotidian events which the composers thematized in their music themselves, etc. Since the early days of jazz and blues women have been part of the movement: Not only as singers, but as instrumentalists, band leaders, composers and arrangers. Often as ghost writers, often paid under the table. Never having been part of the jazz canon or already forgotten. Songs We Taught Your Mother focuses on these women, readdressing the question how gender and origin still influence music production here and now. 

mit freundlicher Unterstützung der Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa