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No [More] Pussyfooting

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



25/03/2017 MaerzMusik - The Long Now, Kraftwerk, Berlin
13/05/2017 Ear To The Ground, deBijloke, Gent 16:00
25/06/2017 AlbaNova, Landcommanderij Alden Biesen, Bilzen 14:00
11/11/2017 Sonic City, Kortrijk
25/11/2017 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
11/03/2017 Qo2, Brussels
01/04/2017 Rewire Festival, The Hague
09/09/2017 Meakusma Festival, Eupen
25/06/2017 AlbaNova, Landcommanderij Alden Biesen, Bilzen 16:30

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