No [More] Pussyfooting
“So, on a piece of paper, written in large letters & placed on the mixing console - No Pussyfooting – that we should not compromise what we felt to be right." — R. Fripp
No [more] Pussyfooting brings back to live the classic experimental studio-albums “No Pussyfooting” and “Evening Star” by Brian Eno and Robert Fripp. In these pre-ambientalbums from the early '70s Brian Eno blends his tape-loop experiments with Robert Fripp's rock guitar, creating unique layered soundscapes.
Two specific pieces from both albums will be presented: "The Heavenly Music Corporation" (A-side of "No Pussyfooting") and "An Index of Metals" (B-side of "Evening Star"). Both pieces, each taking up an entire side of an LP, beautifully explore the rich sound textures of the electric guitar in combination with tape-loops.
“the machine becoming part of the work; encroaching on performance in real time" — D. Toop
Using contemporary technology in combination with the original “frippertronics” set-up of two reel-to-reel tape-recorders, this project aims at restoring these gems of experimental repertoire, originally created in the studio, and bringing them back to the stage.
Kobe Van Cauwenberghe, guitar and arrangement
Johan Vandermaelen, sound
With the support of ChampdAction, the Flemish Government and AP Hogeschool Antwerpen