The story which has entered Pop legend goes something like this: in 1970, Holger Czukay and Jacki Liebzeit, both members of Can, were due to play a show at the Blow Up Club in Munich. Having just lost their singer, American Malcolm Mooney, to a mental breakdown, they happened upon a Japanese busker plying his trade on the streets of the Bavarian capital. Intrigued and impressed, they invited him to come down to the club that night and sing with the band. With a basic knowledge of both guitar and English, Damo Suzuki got on stage and improvised his own lyrics, thus giving birth to his famous, half-Japanese half-English singing style. Can went on to record a slew of what are now considered classic albums (Soundtracks, Tago Mago, Ege Bamyasi, Future Days) with Damo on board until the band and the enigmatic Japanese parted ways in 1974.
Having taken an extended leave from music between 1974 and1983, Damo went on to create the Damo Suzuki Network. The project consist in touring and and performing live throughout the world with local musicians (“Sound Carriers”) in every country, thus creating a network of musicians with whom Damo collaborates.
In this, the concerts become a form of instant composing, making each show a unique event. Basically, anything can happen on stage: mistakes become opportunities, a song may become a mantra, and the interplay between musicians on stage but also the audience may lead the event into uncharted musical territories.
On this occasion, appearing with Damo Suzuki will be: Bampiece (bass- Masturbation Goes Cloud), Philip Kaponis (drums – Masturbation Goes Cloud), Dimitris Patsaros ( guitars – Masturbation Goes Cloud, Misuse, Echo Canyon), Pan Pan (live electronics), Jef Maarawi (vocals, guitar – Egg Hell ), Aristomenis Theodoropoulos (synth), Voltnoi Brege (light show, special effects – Drog A Tek ) and, as a great honour and special guest, Blaine Reninger (electric violin – Tuxedomoon).
Admisssion: 10 euros
As Damo would say: “Peace. Love. Energy.”