Do, 22.03.2018, 20:00 Uhr
Dikeman / Mendoza / Hughes / Govaert
John Dikeman : tenor saxophone
Ava Mendoza : electric guitar
John Hughes : double bass
Onno Govaert : drum set
Brooklyn guitarist Ava Mendoza has emerged as an energetic improviser moving in a wide range of sounds - from blues to free jazz to unlimited guitar noise. Since studying classical guitars, she has worked on musique concrète and Stockhausen, her music partners include Fred Frith, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, The Violent Femmes, and the renowned Tzadik label. Critics say she can "blues and punk in a brutal sound apocalypse", Guitar World has ranked her among the top 10 guitarists in the world.
Cactus Truck creates startlingly intense music. Through complete physical and psychological surrender, they pull raw and pure emotions out of their instruments. In each performance, they push themselves beyond their limits through improvisation, resulting in a quick-paced music of very high energy, often genre defying. The band formed in Amsterdam in April 2010 and has since played over a 100 concerts all over Europe and the USA. Cactus Truck frequently collaborates with a wide variety of like-minded artists, including Terrie Ex, Jeb Bishop, Nicolas Field, Peter Jacquemyn, Ab Baars, Kevin Shea, Roy Campbell and Wally Shoup. Their first official album entitled “Brand New For China!” (PE119) was released in March 2012 on Public Eyesore Records (www.publiceyesore.com) and has been well received by critics world wide, describing the music with mere superlatives and landing on many “Best of 2012” lists. Their latest album was released in March 2013, recorded during their epic 2012 USA tour entitled “Cactus Truck Live in USA with Jeb Bishop and Roy Campbell” on Tractata Records and Eh? Records (Tractata #01, eh?72).