Aho Ssan & Resina present Ego Death + Wobble Contact
The transfer of consciousness from the human body to an electronic medium can be viewed as a conversion of purely electrical impulses from the brain, which are merely transferred to another electronic medium, but one that is more easily accessible to others.
A familiar question arises: Do we lose any "knowledge" in this process of transformation? Or does this process perhaps allow some loss of control over the creative flow, help to relinquish total power, promote mindfulness and openness, and above all: dissolve boundaries? And probably all this can be important, especially if we are not alone and not only creative for ourselves.
In a constantly serotonin and dopamine filled environment that demands endless productivity, choosing to leave the path of ego can be a relief and even a form of resilience and spiritual warfare.
In 2020, Nicolás Jaar and the Unsound Festival team conceived and curated the online performance "Weavings," a durational improvisation with 12 instrumentalists from around the world performing via Zoom. This was the first musical encounter between the two composers Resina and Aho Ssan. The complete synergy and unconscious understanding on both sides led to an immediate decision to develop and explore their infinite common musical interests, despite their different tools and instruments. In 2021, Resina participated in the recording of "Rhizomes" (Aho Ssan's album based on the Rhizomes concept by philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari). The two artists also reunited on stage to improvise together during the live performance "Weavings" to great critical acclaim. In October 2022, they will present a new joint project entitled 'Ego Death'. The Enjoy Jazz Festival will be preceded by a world premiere at the Unsound Festival in Krakow.
In Jerusalem's experimental scene, the three-member audio-visual psychotrap project Wackelkontakt is currently at the forefront. Influences from R&B, hip-hop and industrial but also power-electronics and local tendencies, lead to sensory overloads during multimedia live performances. Already in 2018, Tomer Damsky aka MC Slice, Eyal Lally Bitton and Marco Milevski Tomasin began to manifest their very specific aesthetics, challenging the relationship with the audience through social dissonance and emotional conditioning. Their work is a testimony to the seething life on the border between East and West Jerusalem, with a sense of absurd vitality, paranoia and isolation.
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