Sleepers host four nights at RHIZ, called ZZZ 🏴
The invited artists are connected through their dark sound aesthetics. All of them play live and for the first* time in Vienna.
No support, each night two main acts.
DANIEL BLUMBERG (Mute Records)
Daniel Blumberg is an artist and musician from London. Over the past decade he has released an extensive catalogue of music under different names, while forging ongoing collaborations with musicians, writers and filmmakers such as Neil Hagerty, David Toop and Brady Corbet. He recently composed music for the Agnès Varda film season Gleaning Truths and is also a prolific
visual artist, described by Hans Ulrich Obrist as “one of London;s most exciting emerging new artists” with exhibitions at Deichtorhallen (Hamburg) and Union Gallery (London).
Blumberg regularly plays and records out of London’s Cafe Oto, working intensively with a core group of improvisers consisting of violinist Billy Steiger, saxophonist Seymour Wright, double bassist Tom Wheatley and cellist Ute Kanngiesser. These regular sessions have culminated in the release of his debut eponymous record Minus on Mute Records (May 2018), accompanied by a companion LP of solos by the key players on the record including
Dirty Three’s Jim White. Alongside this OTORoku have released a live recording of the group and two discs by GUO, Blumberg’s duo with Seymour Wright. Minus is a powerful and highly personal work, one that weds a free-music ethos to the rawest emotional songwriting. Live the material is radically reimagined from show to show, with a rotating cast of players pushing Blumberg’s songforms to their limits.
Minus (Official Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tepBgl21g6E
Madder & Minus (Live at Cafe Oto): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL68Kl3dDjw
Gleaning Truths trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWe_VUd9C-M
The Bomb (live on Jools Holland): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nt57833XFQ8
“a statement of intent from an artist who has found his voice” – The Quietus
“a modern classic” – The Times
“one of the most unique and exquisite records you’re likely to hear this year” – Billboard
ELVIN BRANDHI (c.a.n.v.a.s.)
Elvin Brandhi is an improvising lyricist and beat producer instigating projects of improvised social overflow expanding haphazardly with circus intent. The main body of her education has been spontaneously co-ordinated contextual shifts which have challenged the tenacity of the self-assured micro-mythological specialisation.
She performs in various collaborations such as ‘Yeah You’, who released on Alter, Slip, Opal, Psychik Dancehall and Good Food. Other groups include ‘Bad@Maths’ who just released on Slip, ‘Napalm Tree/OCDC’, ‘INSIN’, ‘Gailvn Keiln’. Some people she has worked with include Pat Thomas, Tony Allen, Daniel Blumberg, Olan Monk, WIDT, Ventil and MC sensational.