Meakusma with Asmus Tietchens

The next installment of the monthly Meakusma show on The Word Radio premiers Saturday February 16th. The first part of the show is compiled by ourselves and will feature two tracks from the upcoming Giraffe record „shine and dark" on meakusma. Giraffe is the joint project of Karl-Heinz Schöppner, Sascha Demand and Jürgen Hall, all seasoned veterans in improvisational composition and performance. The last 35 minutes of the show will consist of a recording made of the concert by Asmus Tietchens at last year's Meakusma Festival. Tietchens' work has defied categorization ever since he started releasing his work in 1980. Touching upon industrial music, pop and avantgarde composition, Tietchens has brought a unique and adventurous perspective to sound that is at times serious and at times absurd. He has collaborated with such people as Thomas Köner, Felix Kubin, Vidna Obmana, Dieter Moebius, Richard Chartier and many others. His Hematic Sunsets project threw lounge music for a loop, delving into the experimental possibilities of pop music. He self-defines as always having been on the fringes of any of the genres he has supposedly worked in, stating he nowadays works on the fringes of reductionist music.

"Quality music by artists that often operate under the radar." A monthly show by Eupen-based legends Meakusma.


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