Damo Suzuki Network -August 11th, Cyprus Ave

Cyprus Avenue in association with Black Sun, Cork presents:


Wed 11th August
...Doors 9pm
Tickets: €10 from Old Oak

Also available from Cork Tickets & www.cyprusavenue.ie

Damo Suzuki is a singer probably best known for his membership in German krautrock group Can.
Suzuki spent the late 1960s wandering around Europe, often busking, during which time he would only have been a teenager.
When Malcolm Mooney left Can after recording their first album Monster Movie, Holger Czukay and Jaki Liebezeit encountered Suzuki singing on a street in Munich, Germany whilst the two were sitting outside at a street café. They invited him to join the group, and he did, performing with them that evening.

Suzuki was with Can from 1970 to 1973, recording a number of well-regarded albums such as Tago Mago and Ege Bamyasi. His freeform, often improvised lyrics, sung in no one particular language gelled with Can’s rolling, psychedelic sound.

Suzuki converted to the Jehovah’s Witness faith when he married his German girlfriend, who was also a Jehovah’s Witness, after the release of the album Future Days, and retired from music in 1974.
He returned to music in 1983, and currently leads what is known as Damo Suzuki’s Network - as he tours, he performs live improvisational music with various local musicians (so-called “Sound Carriers”) from around the world, thus building up a ‘network’ of musicians that he can collaborate with.

Sound Carriers featuring members of SAFE, United Bible Studies, PKD, Woven Skull/Estel and more tbc...

'This is the moment' says Damo, 'we are together with audience in trance.'
Brian O' Shaughnessy, Paul Condon and me. Tony Higgins and Aonghus McEvoy also...





No picture of Brian really.
Cyprus Avenue and Black Sun have come together to present a musical legend and one of the most interesting live acts that will be seen in Cork this year. Damo Suzuki's Network is an experimental and improvisational unit that functions around the Japanese singer.

He is best known as the lead singer of Krautrock pioneers Can, although he stopped playing with them in 1973. In the 90s he formed his network and invites local musicians to improvise live with him on stage.

This loose conglomeration of performers is centred on him. Functioning as a shaman-like axis, Damo Suzuki guides his 'sound carriers' through unrehearsed, experimental sonic voyages.

He played in the Triskel a number of years ago with a number of Cork musicians and it was a very exciting and memorable gig.

As there are no rehearsals, each concert is a unique event. Mistakes will happen but they are moments of opportunity. Since the musicians are entirely out on a limb, with no prepared structures to fall back on, it is an exciting night, with the possibility of failure always present!

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