12 midnight: KIASMOS "JANUS DJ SET" (Erased Tapes / Reykjavik, Iceland)
Kiasmos is made up of Icelandic BAFTA-winning composer Ólafur Arnalds, author of a unique blend of minimal piano and string compositions with electronic sounds, and Janus Rasmussen from the Faroe Islands, known as the mastermind of the electro-pop outfit Bloodgroup. The two musicians discovered their shared love of minimal, experimental music while working together, at the time when Arnalds was Ramussen’s sound engineer. They eventually became best friends, often hanging out in their studio for hours, exploring electronic sounds.
Kiasmos, their homonymous debut album, released in 2014, was recorded at Arnalds’ studio in Reykjavik, mainly using acoustic instruments including drum machines and a live string quartet, along with a variety of synthesizers, beatboxes, and tape delays. In 2015 they released the EP Swept, on which they experiment with live percussion and synthesizers.
This time round, Janus Ramussen brings a DJ Set format to the Atrium of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
23:00: ADRIAN (Fever, Bilbao)
Style: Groove & Rock
Adrian has been “preaching the message” for more than 15 years. Way back when, at Comic’s, an underground dive thanks to which an entire generation of folk from Bilbao discovered black music. Later, at the Bullitt Groove Club — his club — characterized by its musical mission. Today he DJs at Fever, a hugely popular club with different atmospheres in Bilbao.
He has shared the booth with Keb Darge, Jazzman Gerald, Eddie Piller (acid jazz), Oli Stewart (Casbah 73), Jadd (Improvisto), Mark Taylor (Blue Note), Ian Wright, Andy Lewis and Wayne Kra.
10 pm: ÁNGEL STANICH L
With only one album (Camino ácido), one EP (Cuatro Truenos Cayeron) and a digital single released as a somewhat acidic Christmas surprise (Jesús Levitante), Ángel Stanich L, the pop hermit, has managed to pack out all kinds of halls and festivals, sparking real karaokes with his “Carbura”, “Mezcalito” or “Metralleta Joe”, genuine alternative hits by the most recent in national indie music.
Little is known of this brilliant author, who was born in Santander, studied in Valladolid and lives in Madrid. His overflowing and unusual ingenuity combines biting sarcasm with emotional depth. Drawing on his bohemian style and his songs, he never promotes his work or his myriad concerts, or at least not in the conventional way. “Slippery”, “non-PC” and “mysterious” are some of the terms thrown out by the media when describing him. In his seductive songs, everyday subjects slip into perverse surrealism. Stanich is a musician on the edges, one of the most unusual to have come out of this country in years.
Friday, November 18, from 10 pm to 1 am
Tickets: 13 € / Museum Members 9 €
Now on sale on the website and in lockers until 19:30 h from 21:30 h of the event date. Tickets available. Limited capacity. Ages 18 and older. ID or passport required.
Museum admission not allow free access to Fever
and you'll have art at hand