Popebama and the Shackle Affair Splendor Amsterdam 14.00 Tickets High Energy Electro Acoustic Afternoon: Popebama and the Shackle Affair collecting sounds of years past
Popebama and the Shackle Affair
High Energy Electro Acoustic Afternoon: Popebama and the Shackle Affair
collecting sounds of years past and forging textures of tomorrow
A Shackle Affair is a concert where guest musicians join Shackle in playing with the Shackle System.
The Popebama duo will open the concert and then join in the Shackle Affair for the second half.
Following St. Peter’s veneration in 33, Popebama formed 2000 years later in a swarm of warm honey and wooden harmonicas, collecting sounds of years past and forging textures of tomorrow. Erin Rogers on saxophones and Dennis Sullivan on percussion, both NYC-based composer-performers, apply text, electronics, and high-energy instrumental writing through virtuosic execution of non-traditional sounds. The duo has performed in living rooms, concert halls, record shops, auditoriums, garages, abandoned warehouses, cafes, university recital halls, your mom’s summer home, bookstores, basements, and theatres, for audiences ranging from 1000 ecstatic fans to 1 sound guy. Featured on the Edmonton Fringe Festival, Permutations Series, Home Audio, Avant Garasement, Sound Traffic Series, Diabolical Records (Salt Lake City), VU Symposium, and Bodies-As-Technology / Squaring-the-Circle, with lauded performances at the 2017 New Music Gathering, NASA 2018 Biennial Conference (Cincinnati) and the inaugural SPLICE Festival (University of Western Michigan) and Cleveland’s Re:Sound Festival.
Shackle is Anne La Berge on flute and electronics and Robert van Heumen on laptop-instrument.
Shackle’s performances explode the line between improvisation without borders and tightly controlled forms that are both playful and daring. With uncanny transitions that turn on a dime and long, spun-out tapestries of sound, Shackle’s music works on many levels all at once.