CommUnity | THE RADICALS | *Safer Space

CommUnity | THE RADICALS | *Safer Space

20.06.2024 | 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm | CommUnity | THE RADICALS | *Safer Space | »Radical Rest and Listening Experience x Glassbeams x Khruangbin«


Dear Black Community, please join us for Volume 03 of the »Radical Rest and Listening Experience« by THE RADICALS. Lean back, find peace and relaxation and listen with us to the sounds of the bands GLASSBEAMS & KHRUANGBIN.

THE RADICALS are a healing justice collective founded by Magda, Naledi and Andrew. They center the holistic wellness needs of the BIPoC community by creating sonic listening experiences that are a response to oppressive and demanding cultural patterns of productivity and consumption. THE RADICALS believe in restoring our relationship to sounds in a way that centers our healing, through restful and intentional listening. They envision a world where restful healing is culturally relevant and can happen through collective sonic experiences in a way that prioritizes sound access for all black people. Please find more information on their website

GLASSBEAMS present as a masked trio, who perform in embellished gold masks with a hypnotic and lilting sound. The genesis of the Melbourne-based trio Glass Beams,was conceptualized partly by Rajan Silva, through the rekindling of childhood memories relating to his father, who had emigrated to Melbourne from India in the late 1970‘s. Silva recalls watching a DVD on repeat with his father titled ‘Concert for George’. A star-studded musical tribute to late Beatles member George Harrison, which was performed atLondon‘s Royal Albert Hall in 2002.The concertfeatured legendary Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar and his daughter Anoushka. Other performers included Western icons Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney and ELO’s Jeff Lynne. This intersection of musical styles was reflected in the record collection of Silva‘s father, where the sounds of iconic Bollywood vocalists Asha Bhosle and the Mangeshkar lineage sat alongside music from blues legends like B.B. King and Muddy Waters. Silva was particularly drawn to the fusion of Western musical styles and traditional Indian music,which is a concept that waspioneered by Indian artists like R.D. Burman, Ananda Shankar, and fraternal duo Kalyanji Anandji. This cross-pollination of sounds is a sentiment that the band have sought to capture in their self produced works. Across their output, Glass Beams present a timeless fusion of cultures and sounds,while acknowledging and paying respect to traditional custodians of the land and their elders past, present and emerging. Their music beams through a prism of live instrumentation and DIY electronica, all wrapped up inside a mesmerizing and mystical visual world of their own making.

KHRUANGBIN is an U.S American musical trio from Houston, Texas.The band is made up of Laura Lee Ochoa (bass guitar and vocals), Mark Speer (guitar and vocals), and DJ Johnson (drums, keyboards, and vocals).Their sound has become known to blend global music influences such as classic soul, dub, rock and psychedelia to create a lush instrumental soundscape. Guitarist Speer has described the band‘s creative process as focused, while bassist Laura Lee says they have always sought a "unique integrous originality" while making their music. For Khruangbin it has been important to maintain simplicity, naivety and playfulness to their sound with minimal effects and add-ons. The band credits the slow and unhurried nature of their sound to the barn in which they recorded 2015's The Universe Smiles Upon You, 2018's Con Todo El Mundo and 2020's Mordechai in. A rural farm property, which has been in guitarist Speer's family since he was a child. A  place which has contributed a sonic backdrop of birds, insects and creaking wood to their musical outputs.Their most recent album A LA SALA, marks their first studio album which was recorded outside of the barn.


Friday, 20.06.2024 from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at EOTO e.V.

Please register using the Eventbrite link here!

We're looking forward to see you soon.




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