ZYKADO BREAKS THE BOUNDARIES OF TRADITION
On Wednesday 21st March, The J will be transformed as Zykado perform their signature blend of acoustic and electronic beats.
Breaking the barriers of traditional music, the Zykado duo is comprised of Tunji Beier - one of Australia's leading percussionists and Matthias Loebiner - internationally regarded as the world's best hurdy-gurdy player. Described as funky and futuristic, Zykado's music evokes the distant past as they achieve a multi-layered sound of drums, stones, bells interwoven with the hurdy-gurdy.
Since collaborating in 1995, Matthias Loibner and Tunji Beier have worked together on various projects in Europe and Australia and many will remember their performance at the 2003 Woodford Folk Festival. While their music derives from strong traditional backgrounds including South Indian classical and European Folk music, their current work creates a sound that is improvised and free flowing, full of spontaneous layering using live looping devices.
Zykado are joined by the Hurdy-Gurdy Girls who play hurdy-gurdies along with flute, piccolo, recorder, oboe and bowed psaltery. Their music encompasses the haunting melodies of 12th Century Spanish cantigas and the driving rhythms of medieval and traditional English, French, Italian and Celtic dance music as well as original and contemporary compositions written especially for the instrument.
Zykado and the Hurdy Gurdy Girls play The J Wednesday 21st March, with doors opening at 7.30pm. The J's bar opens at 7.00pm, and music will commence at 8.00pm.
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