Fri 23 04, 22:30
Vaovao is presented by the Institute for Pop Music at Folkwang University of the Arts.
Vaovao - Six letters of a journey through synthesizer sounds and sound collages, supported by fragmentary violins, driving beats and a hypothermic singing that hardly allows for emotions. Vaovao's music draws on a wide variety of elements from the recent history of pop music, reflecting or quoting them, but always remaining more than a purely retro phenomenon due to new combinations. The lines of the German lyrics are sometimes dadaistic, they are fragments of narratives and movements, literary oscillations and vibrations that challenge. Sound and text move in musical and lyrical spectrums, rather than in delineated patterns. The music swims freely instead of delineating itself. And at the same time, it doesn't hollow itself out; it remains dense and engaging. This is not a journey on the way to a destination. The destination is the journey. A journey that is just beginning.
The concert with Vaovao takes place within the project "Nachwuchsförderung c/o pop 2021" sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of NRW.