Japanese avant-garde synth wave duo Group A was formed in 2012 by Tommi Tokyo (synthesizers, vocals, percussion) and Sayaka Botanic (violin, cassette tapes). Their early shows came as a shock to most spectators, non-stop waves of experimental noise, intensely emotional poetry readings and nude live-paintings.

While their mixture of synth-heavy minimal wave, avant noise, striking visuals and performance art still carries the very breath of early industrial pioneers such as Throbbing Gristle or Cabaret Voltaire, the duo has since evolved into a beast of their own, sharing bills with artists such as Acid Mother Temple, Merzbow, Nisennenmondai, Phew and Melt Banana.

Group A. Photo: Wataru Fukaya

Programme

THURSDAY 19 JULY, at 8.30 pm
Venue:
Exhibition Space, Convent dels Àngels
Public Programmes
macba [at] macba [dot] cat
Tel: 93 481 33 68
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