Benten X 2008

Benten X
Live at Getrude Contemporary Art Spaces


Improvisation: Conversation 3

Both performers, classically trained, draw on an immense theoretical and performance repertoire to take audiences on a shared journey with their improvised cinematic soundscapes.

They devise scales or modes upon which their improvisations take form. These scales or modes are neither classical nor jazz based, but rather lie beyond the orthodox musical compositional framework, and which are defined by the lever-based tuning mechanism of the electric harp.

Benten X features Benjamin Skepper on violoncello and Xanya Mamunya on electric harp.