03.18.18 – Phew, Bana Haffar & Nour Mobarak, Ang Wilson & Pauline Lay

March 18, 2018, 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Zebulon Café Los Angeles
2478 Fletcher Dr.
Los Angeles, CA

Black Editions Presents:
PHEW in her first ever Los Angeles performance.
From Japan, Phew has been a pioneer of left field pop and avant-garde music for nearly 40 years.
Her career began in the late 1970s as lead singer of Osaka punk group AUNT SALLY (whose only full-length was released by Vanity Records in 1979). RYUICHI SAKAMOTO produced her first solo release in 1980, a two-song single, and in 1981 Pass Records released her debut album, a bonafide classic recorded with original CAN members HOLGER CZUKAY and JAKI LIEBEZEIT at Conny Plank’s studio in Germany. She’s forged a singular path over the past thirty-plus years, collaborating with folks from DAF, EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN, BOREDOMS, ANTON FIER, BILL LASWELL and more. Her early albums have been sighted as among the “Greatest Albums of Japanese Rock ‘n’ Roll” while her most recent albums “Voice Hardcore”and “Light Sleep” have received critical acclaim, finding her breaking new ground and staying at the forefront of fresh electronic and vocal music…


The show will begin with two duos by Los Angeles based artists:

BANA HAFFAR (Modular Synthesizer) & NOUR MOBARAK (Voice)
Bana Haffar is a West Coast electronic musician who explores live modular synthesizer performance. She will be joined Nour Mobarak who’s sparse vocal experiments explore the psyche by expressing spontaneous physical and linguistic impulses.

ANG WILSON (flute & electronics) & PAULINE LAY (violin &
Pauline Lay received her current violin in 1992 and started using amps and pedals in 2003. She began performing/live composing solo pieces with her acoustic and electronic instruments in 2014.

Ang Wilson also began performing and composing publicly in 2014, after putting together their first modular synth. Incorporating years of flute training, Ang uses the synthesizer to process/effect live loops.

Using minimal and intentional affecting of violin, amp, feedback, flute and synth Ang & Pauline investigate modes of perception, and the impact of uncertain space.