toktek (NL) vs. Simon Berz (CH)

Toktek (Holland) and Simon Berz (Switzerland) battle it out in supercharged music sessions. Playing their self-made electronic instruments/interfaces, they turn pure human emotion and body language into sound that results in a spasmic, sweaty conversation between toktek, Simon and their machines.

toktek (NL) vs. Simon Berz (CH)

Fri, October 7th: 7pm

toktek (Holland) and Simon Berz (Switzerland) battle it out in supercharged music  sessions.  Playing their self-made electronic instruments/interfaces, they turn pure human emotion and body language into sound that results in a spasmic, sweaty conversation between toktek, Simon and their machines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over the years, toktek has mastered the art of sampling anything that makes sound. Nothing is more entertaining than watching toktek build up his palette of sounds from random musical objects and then blissfully play them on his controller.  He’s like a modern day Robinson Crusoe enjoying his castaway life in electronic music wonderland.

During his professional drumming career, Simon Berz has invented new ways to communicate with his drum kit.  By using DIY analog electronic devices, his drum kit  creates feedback and communicates back to him.  The ensuing dynamic exchanges range from loud arguments to the whisper of sweet nothings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

toktek and Simon first met each other during a tour in Switzerland last winter. Scheduled as two separate solo performances they soon had the urge to combine their powers.  Thanks to the great outcome of this collaboration they will tour this September and October together as a duo.After touring in Europe − performing in Zurich, Switzerland, at the STIEM center in Amsterdam, Holland and many other places − they will travel to the U.S. where they will kick off in NY before finishing off their tour in New Orleans.

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