Performance • FM Radio
24 September • 16:00 – 16:45 • Westwerk / Temporarium • Free admission
© João Lourenço
If you have functioning FM radios, feel free to bring them along to actively participate in the performance.
Falls ihr funktionierende FM-Radios habt, bringt sie gerne mit, um aktiv an der Performance teilnehmen zu können.
Don The Tiger is the solo project of Adrián de Alfonso Prieto-Puga (La Coruña, 1978), artist and engineer who has collaborated with the likes of Carla Bozulich, Lucrecia Dalt, Regina de Miguel, Valerio Tricoli, Lydia Lunch, El Guincho, Aksak Maboul, Paloma Polo, Victor Herrero, Robert Forster, GY! BE, Rubén Patiño, Krapoola, Alex Reynolds, Arnau Sala, Nuno Marques Pinto, Olivier Arson, Sam Ashley and Macromassa.
Based in Berlin since 2011, Don The Tiger takes inspiration from everything he misses in that city - be it rumba, MPB, bolero, baroque fantasy, guabina, torch songs, copla or Fania Recordsand channels it through elaborate sampling techniques and musique concrète outbursts, delivering it with a drive akin to flamenco or rockabilly. In his latest live appearances, Don The Tiger delves into how his performances can simultaneously embrace the participatory, the portable and the sustainable. Using multiple FM transmitters, he occupies specific FM frequencies to amplify his sources and mics, allowing attendees carrying an FM radio to actively participate in the shaping of the music. The unrestricted use of the radios in the space enables attendees to play with sonic phenomena such as reverberation, delay, distortion, interference or feedback, creating an unpredictable and unique sonic context for the performance.
Besides a bunch of untraceable tapes and cdrs, Don The Tiger has released two LPs to date -"Varadero" (2013, Canada) and "Matanzas” (2018, Crammed Discs)- and has been featured in media such as The Wire, Tiny Mix Tapes, PopMatters, Vinyl District, WFMU or Battiti.