Bowerbird is pleased to present BEAM SPLITTER – duo for amplified voice, trombone & analog electronics
BEAM SPLITTER have been touring globally since 2015, playing close to two hundred concerts
in a wide variety of spaces and contexts, bringing their own brand of highly amplified dialog,
which is as intimate as it is equal amounts raw and entirely exposed. They join together their
two individual voices into a distinct language that delves beyond the borders of the corporeal
elements of un-processed voice and trombone, while utilizing analog electronics to offset their
hyper extended physical play.
The duo’s latest album “SPLIT JAW” was released on Nat Baldwin’s Tripticks Tapes in 2023.
This bite size format packs an entire universe of their crafted sputter, breath and glitch inside its
forty-five minute magnetic tape loop. The album is one third introspective Berlin studio
production and the rest, live from a splintering concert given at Wels Unlimited Festival in
Austria, their last concert of 2022 where audience and the duo alike giving it their all center of
room, split open like hollow bones head to clavicle, muscles twitching and air spewing, breaking
ground and mending it with alien hums.
BEAM SPLITTER have taken part in larger commissioned works at the Teatro Colon, Buenos
Aires and largely conceptualized a theatrical adaptation of MEDEA in front of the Olympic
Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine (for butoh dancers and musicians) produced by the Ukho Agency.
Since 2020, they have been organizing DEDICATED PLAY, an ongoing concert series and
collaborative artistic project, where they have invited a diverse array of artists from around the
world, primarily from diasporic backgrounds. While spinning a thread through the larger story of
migration across continents/oceans and establishing the concept of home in shared
relationships, they are seeking to bring together the commonalities of these experiences and
express this communication in sonic language and music. In the past two seasons, they have
worked and recorded with: Mo’ong Pribadi, Hyunhye Seo, Elaine Mitchener, Mariam Rezaei, Pat
Thomas & Orphy Robinson (Black top), Carla Boregas, Mauricio Takara, Mieko Suzuki, Pak Yan
Lau, Eivind Lønning & Espen Reinersten (Streifenjunko), Hugo Esquinca and Yara Mekawei.
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