Pop, politics, power struggles / leaving the nightmare with glimmers of beauty
Winter Family are set to play two evenings at Dampfzentrale Bern: On Friday, 21 May 2021, with Eko Nori and on Saturday, 22 May 2021, with Jon Hood. The tickets for the cancelled concerts of Vanishing Twin on the same weekend remain valid or can be returned to the point of purchase for a refund.
Winter Family create dark-tinged, political and eerily beautiful pop music. The duo started working together more than 15 years ago. Their world of sound is dense, saturated, emotional, simple and obsessional, characterised by Ruth Rosenthal’s powerfully emotive yet fragile voice and poem-like vocals. Xavier Klaine plays pipe organ, piano, philicorda, harmonium, sitar and celesta, while Ruth chants her texts, plays drums, machines and bells. Since 2016, their daughter, Saralei, has played flute and machines at most Winter Family concerts. To date, Winter Family have released six albums and several documentary theatre pieces and presented their projects at art and cultural venues, churches and galleries around the world.
Eko Nori is the solo project of Catia Lanfranchi, better known as the singer and composer of the Zurich-based band Kush K. Synthesisers, organs and vocals blend beautifully to create evocative layers of wordless moods. Based on selected tunings, Eko Nori utilises frequencies as a trigger for breathing and sensory stimulates, for both her and the audience. Through her live sampling work, she is not out to create classic tunes but soundscapes captured from analogue sources, condensed and transformed with pulses and cycles – psychedelic textures that sound mysterious, thereby entering the body and transforming emotions.
Fotos: Winter Family: Shlomi Yosef, Ben Shalom / Eko Nori: Tatjana Rüegsegger, Giulia Spek