Collette+Wirewalker / NEW TRAINERS / Caddy+Mangan
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Ned Collette + Wirewalker

Donnerstag, 04 Oktober, 2012 - 20:30

Collette+Wirewalker / NEW TRAINERS / Caddy+Mangan

Felicity Mangan
Thomas Meadowcroft
Steve Heather
Anthea Caddy
Felicity Mangan

Ned Collette + Wirewalker
Ned Collette - voice, nylon string guitar, synth
Joe Talia - drums, percussion, electronics, bass, samples

Ned Collette moved to Berlin from his native Melbourne over two years ago. A well known and respected singer-songwriter in his own country and in underground circles worldwide, he has toured Europe previously with the likes of Joanna Newsom, Akron/Family, Bill Callahan and Nina Nastasia. His early musical output was based mostly in experimental music, before he gravitated towards more traditional song structures, albeit utilising loops, modern orchestration techniques and musique concrete.

His new album "2" (his fourth album, second with Wirewalker, but his first outside of Australia) will be released in August on Fire Records. It is essentially a duo collaboration with Wirewalker drummer Joe Talia, known for his solo experimental work and duos with Oren Ambarchi, James Rushford and Thembi Soddell. Ned Collette & Wirewalker's "2" is a mix of experimental pop songwriting, dark folky soundscapes and Talia's work in musique concrete. Their duo shows are performed with voice, nylon string guitar, drums, samples and tape manipulation. While comparisons have been made to everything from Leonard Cohen to Ghostface Killah, Collette remains tricky to define but instantly identifiable.

Steve Heather - drums
Thomas Meadowcroft - synth

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Caddy / Mangan
Anthea Caddy - cello
Felicity Mangan - found sounds

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