30.04.2009

KIRA KIRA (featuring members of múm)

SUNDAY 3RD MAY

THE BORDERLINE

ORANGE YARD

W1D

LONDON

MEAN FIDDLER PRESENTS

KIRA KIRA (featuring members of múm)

Plus special guests

SAMILU

TAXI TAXI!

DOORS: 7PM

TICKETS: £8adv

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Kira Kira features members of Múm, Parachutes and Riceboy Sleeps (Sigur Ros sideproject).

Support on the tour will be provided by the múm drummer's new project Samuli. He will also be playing with Kira Kira.

Kira Kira's last London date was in the ICA with múm, before that was at Cargo.

Press release attached for her latest album released on the Sugarcubes label Smekkleysa.

http://www.myspace.com/trallaladykirakira

An unpredictable dialogue of electro-acoustic pranksterism and innocent melodic pop is at the heart of Our Map to the Monster Olympics, the new LP from this curious Icelandic artist. Picking up where we left off on her 2006 LP Skotta, Our Map to the Monster Olympics is a twisting, sometimes terrifying, often glorious and touching kaleidoscope of a record. Swarms of fragmented voices mouth melodies through home made microphones while contact-mic’ed Kalimba’s fight for breath in seas of beautifully damaged technicolour, granulated shotgun beats fire from sniper positions in foreboding atmospheres- AND YET armies of glockenspiels, brass and casio’s remind us that everything will, in fact, be ok- Since 1999 Kira has been a constant enigma- extremely hard to define and almost impossible to anticipate. As a founding member of Icelandic art collective Kitchen Motors, audio/visual artist Kira Kira has been a pivotal figure in contemporary Icelandic music. She has composed music extensively for theatre, dance and film and created a myriad of sound and video installations everywhere from Beijing to New York. Taking a particular interest in blurring the lines of visual and performing arts Kira has appeared in all kinds of curious venues; in church towers, gallery spaces, abandoned prisons, croatian breweries and various other curious places, creating lasting images of singing black holes, dueling smoke machines, kite symphonies and exploding cassette tapes across the globe

www.myspace.com/taxitaximusic





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