★ STINA FORS is a punk band. She is a choreographer, performance artist, drummer and vocalist, born in Sweden – currently based in Vienna. She sometimes kills with a powerful voice, sometimes seduces until exhaustion. Her howls are not bare words; they are fused with spits and fluids, a certain wetness. She uses the hammering of her drums and a wide range of vocals to experiment and improvise a concert that is never the same. A play between steady and unstable states becomes a thrilling and nerve seeking force.
Stina was a regular performer in the nightlife of Amsterdam before she moved to Vienna. She has toured with her one-woman-punk band in various music, dance and theater festivals around Europe as well as in the U.S. There are no recordings of the music, the material is created live in the moment. Stina explores what a ‘sounding body’ can be in a repertoire of solo performances. At times she creates growling monologues, ventriloquist songs and dinosaur calls. Stina was part of the improvised goth jazz duo SEKT (NL) and she collaborates as a drummer, performer and vocalist in works of other artists around Europe.
★ Sebastian Klingovsky (probably better known as Kalifornia Kurt) lives & works in Vienna.
In his 2022 album The Ghosts of Echo Park, sounds from various sources join together in a rather personal, kind-of-autobiographical, kind-of-improvisational Performance.
Who hung the Horse so High!
Is the Horse hanging too High?
Is the Horse
I think it’s High Time to get off the High Horse
And say: „Hi, Horse!
Who knew The High Horse
Was just hanging high
To say Hi & Bye