From 5 to 7 April next year, BRDCST once again welcomes a few guests of honour who will be on stage with different music projects. Dive into their oeuvres and find out why you will soon want to be standing in the front row.
Guest of honour #1: Attila Csihar (HU)
The legendary Hungarian extreme metal vocalist Attila Csihar – best known for his work with the influential Norwegian black metal band Mayhem and drone ensemble SUNN O))) - is living proof that black metal has a place among the avant-garde arts. Void Ov Voices is the result of Csihar’s fascination with ancient ruins which took him to the Lebanese city of Baalbek. One of the largest monoliths in the world is there. He recorded his vocal acrobatics there, which are somewhere between “animalistic growling, singing, and throat singing techniques”.
Csihar also presents The Nosferatu Project: the live soundtrack to the first real filming in 1992 of the book Dracula by Bram Stoker. A field day for Csihar, who presents this Belgian premiere across the road at arthouse Cinema Palace. For those who are eager to get a sneak peek of the thriller:
Guest of honour #2: Valentina Magaletti (UK)
The Italian drummer/composer and multi-instrumentalist Valentina Magaletti has a highly impressive CV. With her extremely personal approach to percussion, she has played drums for Thurston Moore, Lafawndah, Mica Levi, Kamasi Washington, and Nicolas Jaar among others. In one of her key releases, A Queer Anthology of Drums, she reflects on her queer identity. She also performs under the name Vanishing Twin – including at BRDCST in 2017 – and Zongamin.
Magaletti presents two of her most prestigious projects. Holy Tongue – her trio with producer Al Wootton and Susumu Mukai – evokes the atmosphere of the experimental dub of On-U-Sound, 23 Skidoo, Liquid, and ESG. The highly explosive Moin focuses on alt-rock, post-punk, art rock, and doom metal.
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