Loft Concerts präsentiert:
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05.11.13
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20:00
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21:00
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BODY/HEAD

+ ISLAJA
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BODY/HEAD

Body/Head (Kim Gordon + Bill Nace)
Unpredictable guitar combo pairing Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth and Boston's favourite free-noise guitarist Bill Nace. Body/Head is an improv based dou, inspired by Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd and Filmmker Catherine Breillat.

Kim Gordon a funding member of Sonic Youth - where she plays bass and guitar and sings, Kim Gordon hs also been involved in numerous collaborations with other artists and musicians uncluding julie carfritz and Yoshimi in Free Kitten, Mirror/Dash with Thurston Moore and others including Lydia Lunch, Vincent Gallo, and Yoko Ono. With an Extensive history in the world of art, both as an artist, writer and curator Gordon has maintained ongoing creative relationships with visual artists such as Dan Graham, Rymond Pettibon, Mike Kelley, Jutta Koether and Richard Prince and exhibited her own installation work across the US, Japan and Europe.

Bill Nace Guitarist Bill Nace has ripped a new black hole in the free rock universe as a constant, energising presence in the Boston area performing with Chris Corsano in Vampire Belt (and together with Jessica Rylan as Vampire Can't) Thurston Moore in Northampton Wools, x.0,4 with Jake Meginsky & John Truscinski and a coruscating dou with free reed player Paul Flaherty.
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ISLAJA

Islaja is Merja Kokkonen, a visual artist and musician living and working in Berlin, Germany.
Since her debut in 2004, she has released four album-length works on Finland's Fonal Records and one CD on Thurston Moore's Ecstatic Peace label, as well as a series of singles on labels such as Not Not Fun and Root Strata.
She earned quick praise in the international music press for her unique vocal style and daring DIY approach to music composition, with kudos from the Wire magazine, Dusted, Pitchfork, Coke Machine Glow and Tiny Mix Tapes.
Her most recent work, Keraaminen Pää (Fonal 2010) also won praise in her native Finland, and was called "soulful, heartfelt" by Prefix Magazine while Pitchfork noted its "icy synth tones, crunchy samples and abstract gurgles."
In addition to her solo work, she also performs with Finnish free folk supertrio Hertta Lussu Ässä, which released a full length in 2011 on Minneapolis label De Stijl records.
Islaja performs regularly at venues and festivals across Europe, Asia and the UK, and has shared the stage with bands as diverse as Animal Collective, Low, Handsome Furs, Skaters and Junip.
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