This year’s DEAF Festival‘s opening night has the honour of presenting the debut Irish performance of the wonderful Soap & Skin, aka eighteen year old Anja Plaschg. Having grown up on a pork farm in the small village of Gnas in rural Austria, Anja’s spellbinding live performances have been stunning Audiences and filling concert halls across Europe. She performs alone, with a grand piano and electronics, her breathtaking vocal’s displaying a depth of talent rarely seen in such a young artist. While many have likened her to both Bjork and Nico, perhaps Cat Power and Antony and the Johnsons are more suitable comparisons, as like theirs, Anja’s melancholic compositions are truly the music of the outsider.
Very special guest on the night is ATP recordings artist Alexander Tucker. One of the Uk’s most original and exciting artist of the last decade, Tucker takes the British folk tradition deep into the future, twisting and weaving it with drone metal and electronica. While many musicians currently practice live looping, none do it with the hypnotic beauty of Tucker, whose mandolin, acoustic guitar, fantastic voice and bank of pedals create soundscapes which completely mesmerize.
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