R̷i̷c̷a̷r̷d̷o̷ ̷E̷i̷z̷i̷r̷i̷k̷


For 2 expanded drum sets, synth/drum machine, e-guitar, clarinet/voice, live electronics (and optional DJ).
Participants: Håkon Stene, Francesco Palmieri, Carola Schaal, Roberto Maqueda, Jennifer Torrence and Ricardo Eizirik.

Duration: ca. 85 min (without DJ-Set)// ca. 120min (with DJ-Set)


When the Brazilian composer Ricardo Eizirik plans a project on adolescence, one can really be curious – Eizirik has never avoided clear aesthetic positions despite a deliberately extremely heterogeneous artistic position. His music likes to make contact with pop cultural phenomena, and so he also describes his latest project adolescência as “celebration and (meta-)reflection on archetypes of aggression in youth culture and music (specially focusing on the period around the popularisation of the internet: 1990s-2010s).” Eizirik’s own youth experiences in Brazil, when he played in punk, hardcore, drone, metal, indie, and noise rock bands, are incorporated, as well as finds of youth aggression from hip-hop, electronic, or improvised music. But it is always about a kind of meta-level, about staged archetypes related to these musical performance practices; think, for example, of dark club rooms, booming basses or minimal lighting moods that amplify the movements of the musicians inside through shadows or small changes in color. For adolescência Ricardo Eizirik has assembled a hand-picked ensemble which together with him musically traces the path of adolescence.

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