DUO HÄRDIG_ZABELKA + Lisa Ullén and Lars Åkelund

25 Sep 2016 - 20:00

DUO HÄRDIG_ZABELKA + guest artists Lisa Ullén and Lars Åkelund
This explosive Duo formed in Vienna where they found common ground in searching for the unexpected… The music is a fascinating melting pot of noise, experimental, rock and free improv, that these strong unique performers explore together. Mia Zabelka’s noise violin stylings and electronic soundscapes creating an other worldly surround. The perfect illustration for Sofia Härdig’s raw song structures and emotionally strong vocals and destructed guitar playing.
The duo is a reminiscent of a late night rock club where the songs fall apart and dissolve into bare threads. Unravelling nightmares and dark shadows, just to re emerge with new found power and clarity. Bringing you to your knees begging for more…

Mia Zabelka, sound artist, violinist and vocalist from Vienna. She has developed a unique language based on the de- and reconstruction of the violin’s sonic possibilities, expanding the instrument using live electronic devices and innovative performance techniques. Thus she constructs and explores the limits of sound and music in a language entirely her own. The violin, voice and her own body transform into sound bodies, which are at once organic and primal, screaming, lyrical, composed and explosive.

The multi-instrumental Sofia Härdig has worked with household Swedish names like the Grammy Award winners The Hellacopters and Bob Hund. Additionally, she has collaborated with Yoshimi from Boredoms and Free Kitten. After sharing the stage with well-known artists like John Tillbury from AMM as well as Stevie Jackson from Belle and Sebastian, Hailed “the rocktronica queen of experimental music”, she remains truthful to her artistic vision.

“Mia Zabelka’s M is above all a particularly vibrant masterpiece of experimental music”, The Milkman (UK)

“Highly inventive work from the Austrian violinist Mia Zabelka on her M”, The SoundProjector Magazine (UK)

“Mia has an outstanding ability to make her instrument(s) speak to the audience, telling beautiful, fascinating and thrilling stories that won’t leave us unmoved. If you achieve this, apart from virtuosity, you are a great artist indeed. The letter M stands for masterful, magical, mesmerizing.“ Caleidoscoop (NL).

“Her voice casts a bewildering spell as the music crashes down around you. Luxuriating in post-punk's roiling waters, she treads out further than many of her astringent peers and finds an entirely new noise out there in the deep… underneath the noise is a melody that just won't leave your head— her ability to pair the ragged sounds of her music with an unforgettable melodic precision is exactly what keeps her two steps ahead of anybody else who happens to be treading these waters….. You'll be covered in sweat and grime by the time the song ends, and you'll absolutely be anxious to do it all again immediately.” Noga US

”Swedish firebrand of a musician;..electrifying power of modern electronic rock and roll, and marvel at the way that mysterious thing called EDGE still exists, at least in whatever studio this woman works in… She’s a truly important, powerful sonic auteur who is slowly building a peerless recording catalogue that deserves the full attention of rock fans around the world.” Zachary Mule US



Entrance: 80/60Kr



Member production: Sophia Härding